Lower integration efforts for large-surface laser micromachining setups

The XL SCAN setup in Turner Laser Systems’ laser laboratory

SCANLAB, in joint development with ACS Motion Control, has launched XL SCAN, which delivers minimised integration efforts for its micromachining solution.

XL SCAN processes work pieces of various sizes by combining a 2D scan head with an XY positioning stage where the scanner and stages are continuously moving during laser processing. It is suited for laser material processing in display manufacturing, semiconductor wafer processing, cutting large films, medical device manufacturing and drilling PCBs in electronics manufacturing. Collaborating with integrators has ensured a quick, low risk and efficient integration of the scanning solution. The latest integration partner, based in Silicon Valley, is Turner Laser Systems, providing turnkey machines and process development services in the US.

The XL SCAN solution can improve accuracy, feature resolution and throughput of micromachining of larger sized parts by synchronously controlling a 2D scan head and two-axis XY stage motion. The scan solution incorporates industry knowledge from market leading scan systems with the experience of controlling mechanical axes. It provides precision within a virtually limitless working area, a key feature for various applications in electronics manufacturing.

Global technical support for XL SCAN

Laser machine builders design and setup complete systems precisely in line with the respective process requirements. But integrating very specific components, like an advanced micromachining scan system, is usually not their main focus. Recognising this, SCANLAB has collaborated with selected partners who have delivered an understanding of lasers, precision motion, optics and their applications in micromachining. These partners offer solutions with XL SCAN‘s technology.

In Europe Busch Microsystems offers a full-integration service. For XL SCAN users in South Korea, a technical support centre has been established in partnership with PRESTO SOLUTION. The services offered here range from pre-sales consulting, feature demos and individual testing sessions in an own laser application lab to commissioning and on-site support at customers’ facilities. Thereafter, the US-based Turner Laser Systems completes the global support offer with turnkey solutions and process development services in their laser laboratory.

All partners base their service offer on the proven technology partnership with ACS Motion Control and the software provider Direct Machining Control (DMC).