What is Laser 3D Surface Processing?
Laser 3D Surface Processing is a fully digital solution that allows creating unlimited effects on the surface of almost any kind of part and material. It is a technology of choice for texturing, blasting, structuring, thin film ablation, as well as decoration and coloring, marking and engraving.
What are the steps of Laser 3D Surface Processing?
Why come to GF Machining Solutions for Laser 3D Surface Processing?
With a strong expertise in software development and photonics, GF Machining Solutions continuously develops high-performance Laser systems inspired by 70 years of experience in state-of-the-art precision machining centers.
In 2008 GF acquired AF Laser, specialized in Laser 3D texturing and since then has constantly innovated in this technology. As of today, GF Machining Solutions is the worldwide leader in Laser 3D Surface Processing.
Thanks to a global presence and unique know-how, GF Laser application engineers and the GF Academy are here to support you and help you realize the full potential of your application with a GF Laser machine.
An environmentally friendly alternative to chemical etching, this technique produces surfaces with exceptional aesthetic and functional characteristics. Automotive applications include texturing molds for interiors, lights and tires. Laser texturing plays a pivotal role for cosmetics packaging where aesthetics are a key differentiator. Its versatility reaches many industries such as consumer electronics, home appliances, sports equipment, footwear and fashion.
A clean digital substitute for traditional sandblasting, Laser blasting enables the application of countless laser impacts to intricate 3D shapes, with meticulous control over their density and precise placement. Its primary application revolves around the mastering of the surface roughness and appearance. Elevating this technology to new heights, the patented innovation FlexiBlast™ introduces an additional dimension to the realm of blasting possibilities.
Used for creating microstructures or patterns on a material's surface for functional purposes, surface structuring finds diverse applications, such as surface preparation for aerospace industry bonding, creating light trapping with deep black surfaces, or facilitating osseointegration in medical implant procedures. Create anti-flare surface structures with precise and repeatable patterns for camera modules, improving smartphone performance and reliability of automotive driver-assistance systems.
Mechanical decorations are a centerpiece of watchmaking tradition. Thanks to our software, it is now even easier to create, combine and customize any type fine decorations by using Laser. Choose between traditional patterns or explore the freedom of design that Laser can provide.
Leverage Laser technology to infuse metals such as titanium and stainless steel with stunning colors via precision surface oxidation. Attain vibrant hues of blue, green, or bronze directly on the material, all in one seamless process, eliminating the need for additional painting or coating.
Laser marking consists in engraving of serial numbers, codes and logos on surfaces at a shallow depth. By tuning the Laser parameters, you can obtain a specific quality and appearance. Laser marking is present across most manufacturing segments. A well-known application is for example black marking for medical devices.
Main competitive advantages
We offer a full range of 3-axis and 5-axis machine architectures to serve any type of application, from intricate small parts to the biggest molds in the market.
Improve your machining productivity on 3D surfaces thanks to the optical Z-shifter. Faster scanning and full efficiency of an optical axis up to 5,500 mm/s.
Combine the strengths of both nanosecond and femtosecond laser sources in a single job. Obtain thin coating removal and achieve unique levels of quality and productivity.
A comprehensive CAD/CAM software that encompasses all Laser texturing and micromachining applications. Get unlimited freedom of design with an integrated computing approach.