This expertise is applied
to considerable customer advantage when supplying more general
The company supplies to a wide range of industries. These include
micro-electronics, electronics, electrical, automotive, motorsport, aerospace,
power generation, power transmission, scientific, instrumentation and medical
Micrometric’s wealth of experience in laser production methods provides a
well-engineered service from prototype to volume production. The company has the
resources to respond rapidly to customers’ requirements and the expertise to
help with product design, from the viewpoint of achieving cost-effective
More difficult materials can be processed, like rubber, ceramic, brass, copper,
silver, titanium, tantalum and molybdenum, along with more commonly processed
materials such as aluminium, mild, stainless and high carbon steels. Materials
can be in flat or tubular form for laser profiling applications and part
finished component form for laser machining, welding, drilling and engraving
Conventional CNC machining and wire EDM are used in conjunction with the lasers
to produce cost-effective solutions to difficult design and manufacturing
problems. A scanning system can perform a reverse engineering service and
facilitate the supply of approved parts from patterns and templates.
A broad range of high peak power Nd:YAG, high power CW/pulsed CO2 lasers and
fibre lasers provide a unique combination of equipment, capable of machining and
profiling a diverse range of materials and sections not possible with more
conventional machinery. Rotary/multi-access (5 axis) and high resolution
controls coupled with lasers ranging from 5kW peak power Nd:YAG to 4.4kW CO2
offer an extensive capacity range for the production of watch components through
to tractor parts.
In addition to its laser machining and laser profiling capacity, the company has
dedicated equipment for laser drilling, engraving, etching and welding
applications. The laser activity is supported by a conventional CNC machining,
wire EDM and small press capability.
A co-ordinate measuring machine is used for the QA control of fine parts and
precision components. A scanner is used for this activity on more general
Company approvals include ISO 9001, AS EN 9100 & NADCAP
FINE LASER MACHINING
Micrometric has a range of Nd:YAG, low power finely tuned CO2 and fibre laser
machines. They provide the capability for the fine laser machining of smaller,
tight tolerance components. These can be from most engineering materials
including stainless steel, copper, silver, phosphor bronze, aluminium, brass,
nickel, titanium, tantalum, tungsten, tool steel, molybdenum, ceramics,
plastics, rubber and composite materials.
The process lends itself to prototype, small batch or volume production with
little or no tooling or fixtures required. It can give greater flexibility,
faster production and lower overall costs when compared to press, fine blanked,
chemically machined and conventionally machined parts.
The following can be laser machined: very thin sheet materials, hard, brittle
and soft materials, very small slots and holes to any shape, high aspect ratio
slots and holes in thicker materials and small diameter and thin section tubular
Fast Turnaround Prototype To Volume Production
Micrometric has a range of high power, fast CO2 laser machines providing a high
quality laser profiling service, from fast turnaround prototype and jobbing work
through to volume production. This can be in a wide range of flat and tubular
ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Thicknesses cut being, for example, up to 3mm
in brass and copper, 8mm in aluminium, 10mm in stainless steel and 12mm in mild
steel. Flat parts can be any size within an envelope of 1500 x 3000mm. Tubular
parts can be up to 3000mm long and 155mm dia fed through a four jaw chuck and up
to 330mm dia mounted on the outside of the chuck.
Using Nd:YAG and fibre lasers, Micrometric’s welding capability facilitates
precise and permanent assembly of precision components. High quality welds can
be achieved. Finish machined or pressed components can be joined, as little or
no distortion takes place during the welding process. Due to the finely focussed
beam and precise control of energy, small, delicate and heat-sensitive parts can
LASER MARKING AND ENGRAVING
Micrometric provides a laser marking and engraving sub-contract service for a
diverse range of technical and decorative applications. This technique produces
a high quality permanent mark on the surface of the material.
The process is accurately controlled to achieve tight tolerances and good
repeatability and incorporates a fine rotary capability. Customers’ artwork can
be scanned in-house for production. Among the wide variety of materials that can
be marked are: mild steel, stainless steel, tool/hardened steel, aluminium,
titanium, ceramics, brass, chrome plating, anodised surfaces, painted surfaces
and most plastics. As well as text, lines and graphics, it is also possible to
mark bar codes and matrix codes. These codes, like text and numbers, can be
incremented automatically giving unique serial numbers for traceability.
PRECISION LASER MACHINING
Micrometric provides a precision laser machining capability on pre-machined,
pressed and fabricated parts. Slots, holes and apertures to “any shape” can be
cut. Pre-processed parts, which can be made from most engineering materials, are
accurately located in jigs. The geometric tolerances of the laser-machined
profiles can be down to 50 mm. Repeatability is assured by a closed loop control
measuring system. For larger volumes and repeat batch work, parts can be
robotically loaded into a jig.
PRECISION COMPONENT MACHINING
Wire EDM - CNC machining – Laser cutting
Micrometric manufacture precision components using Wire EDM, conventional CNC
and laser. These processes can be combined to provide cost-effective and novel
solutions to technically difficult manufacturing problems.
Micrometric provide a laser manufacturing consultancy service, which can include
hire of the lasers for development work.