The surface properties of materials can be modified using laser microstructuring technology. Our research and development department has repeatedly investigated the change of physical properties of the surface, such as the modification of frictional or optical properties. Thanks to long-term scientific projects as well as specific requirements of partners, we have learned the behavior of many materials in interaction with the laser beam.
At present, the processed materials include titanium and nickel alloys, but also zirconium-based ceramics, many types of steel, but also experience with thin films or graphene. Our aim is to create periodically repeating oriented structures, but also to imitate seemingly random bionic patterns.
All this with minimal thermal influence on the material surface. Thanks to the measuring technology, we are also able to verify the dimensions and geometry of individual results.
The figures show examples of structures with dimensions in the order of tens of micrometers.