Thin film cutting

Cutting plastic films for touch screens

A wide range of thin films are used in many different industries including display, automotive, EMS, lighting, and flexible packaging. In some cases the film may be mounted on glass, and must be kiss cut without damage to the substrate. 

In other applications the film is unsupported, and must simply be cut cleanly, with minimal debris and HAZ. An AOM-integrated CO2 laser can bring a higher quality machined finish with less heat affected zone (HAZ) compared to a standard pulsed CO2 laser.

Fingers peeling back a laser cut microfilm
Fingers peeling back a laser cut microfilm

Luxinar’s SR AOM has a typical 2μs demand pulse shape that exhibits a ~350ns pulse rise time. This short rise/fall time helps to minimise HAZ which is ideal for cutting thin films such as polarization, projected capacitive and PDLCD.


SR AOM series

150W and 75W sealed CO2 laser sources with integrated AOM

Applications laboratories

Could a laser be used to improve your manufacturing process? We can help you to find out by testing samples of your material or product in one of our applications labs. Our applications lab facilities are open to both new and existing customers and OEMs. Our laboratories are well equipped to carry out a range of processes including cutting, marking, engraving, drilling, scribing, ablation and more. We offer rapid sample turnaround times, detailed application reports, and complimentary advice from our experienced applications engineers. Whatever your process, we can help you to determine the best laser for your application.