Raydiance, a provider of all-laser manufacturing solutions, announced the R-Drill, R-Tube, and R-Mill to address micromachining challenges in the automotive, industrial, and medical device industries. Ready to integrate into customer manufacturing lines, the new solutions increase yield and improve production efficiency by optimizing factory workflow to eliminate expensive post-processing steps and achieve part-to-part consistency. The products combine femtosecond laser technology with the company’s material-processing expertise and application-specific software.
Regulations requiring improved fuel economy and reduced emissions are driving new engine technologies. These new requirements must be met while still satisfying customer demand for more powerful engines. Fuel-injector technology continues to evolve to meet this demand for better and cleaner performance. The R-Drill solution is suitable for manufacturing fuel injectors because it creates precise micro holes in a single process, achieving part-to-part consistency that has enabled customers to win new business and increase market share with engine manufacturers. The R-Drill enables industrial and medical manufacturers to
Automobile manufacturers are ramping utilization of GDi in next-generation engines to capture 20-30% fuel savings and realize higher emissions reductions amidst increasing regulations. Prototyping time for new nozzle designs is reduced from weeks in the machine shop to 24 hours with the R-Drill, dramatically accelerating design optimization and time to market. In addition, the R-Drill enables customers to reduce drilling time by approximately 30% while increasing yield to nearly 100%. The yield result is directly related to the part-to-part consistency delivered by the R-Drill, and there is no need for expensive post-processing to correct heat-affected zone (HAZ) damage.
(Quoted values are for R-Drill solution equipped with R-300 laser.)
1Quoted values are for the R-Drill equipped with the R-300 laser.
2Quoted drill times are for a 200-µm-diameter hole in 250-µm-thick 440 stainless steel using R-Drill 300.
3Maximum material thickness is dependent on hole dimension.