SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Universal Laser Systems (ULS) Materials Scientist Joe Hillman will present MultiWave HybridTM Processing of Micrometer Scale Features for Flexible Electronics Circuits at the Lasers and Applications in Science and Engineering (LASE) symposium on February 16, 2016, in San Francisco, Calif. LASE is associated with Photonics West, the flagship conference for lasers and optics in the United States, drawing 20,000 attendees, 1,250 exhibitors, and presenting 70 special events and 4,800 technical papers.
Revolutionary MultiWave HybridTM technology is the world’s first laser material processing methodology that combines multiple wavelengths into a single coaxial beam. As a result, the MultiWave HybridTM can process virtually any organic or inorganic material – even notoriously difficult multi-layered materials with conductive and non-conductive layers. The XLS10 MultiWave HybridTM is ideally suited for precision 2D cutting and surface modification, and is of special interest to engineers and scientists, since it can be used to study the effects of both near- and far-wavelength infrared energy simultaneously.
Hillman’s presentation will explore a few examples of MultiWave HybridTM technology applied to flexible electronic circuit fabrication and will reveal steps such as vias creation through a KaptonTM insulator to an underlying copper conductor. Additionally, he will discuss producing Laser Induced Graphene (LIG) from an inexpensive, commercially available polymer substrate, a method pioneered in 2014 at Rice University on a ULS system by Synthetic Organic Chemist James Tour, Ph.D. and his research team. Tour says of the XLS10MWHTM, “With the MultiWave HybridTM, we are not instrument-limited any longer, we’re only limited by our imaginations.”
Universal Laser Systems is an engineering/manufacturing company founded in 1988, headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., with operating offices in Vienna, Austria and Yokohama, Japan. ULS is a leading Global provider of CO2 and fiber laser systems, and recognized experts in laser material interactions and advanced material processing in Automotive, Aerospace, Packaging and Manufacturing, Electronics and Personalization & Awards industries. ULS systems cut, mark and engrave thousands of materials. Visit our website at: http://www.ulsinc.com/mwh_100/.
Hillman has a degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with 20+ years of experience in Advanced Fabrication Processes Development, the past seven years in laser processing techniques at Universal Laser Systems. He has published more than 100 technical papers and holds over 50 patents.