About 6D Laser

6D Laser was founded by Dr. Stephen Uhlhorn. While working in the laser micromachining industry, Dr. Uhlhorn identified several critical underlying issues – both hardware and software – that have adversely impacted the market adoption of laser micromachining.

6D Laser’s founder’s goal is simple.

He and his business partner, Edward Albe, aspire to accelerate market adoption of laser micromachining for our customers and prospects through novel method(s) of integrating ultrafast laser processing with precision multi-axis motion systems.

Near the end of 2020, 6D Laser was wholly acquired, and is focused on the development of a next generation laser micromachining platform that is not only smaller in size and less costlybut, is significantly easier to use so that highly skilled operators are optional.

Since 2018, 6D Laser has established strategic partnerships with Amplitude Laser, SCANLAB, and ACS Motion Control, and has developed several custom turn-key laser micromachining systems for its customers. Reference customers available upon request

Laser Micro-Processing Industry

6D Laser is purpose driven to address and solve inherent limitations of existing laser processing systems; which are largely due to sub-optimal positioning systems used by systems integrators.
6D Laser solves these limitations by integrating ultra-fast laser material processing, 6D nanometer level precision motion control solutions, and home grown intellectual property (IP) and ``trade secrets``. More...

Smart Integrations

6D Laser vertically integrates all of the sub-systems required for precision laser microprocessing, and it does this by forming strategic partnerships with key component and
subsystem suppliers that are required to achieve the goals of demanding precision

Infinite field of view laser processing systems offer considerable advantages over traditional field-stitching systems by combining the high-speed scanning of galvos with the large field sizes available with motion control stages. This increases processing speed while eliminating errors from field stitching. As a key integrator of the SCANLAB/ACS XLSCAN solution, 6D Laser can provide a fully integrated turn-key system for infinite field of view laser processing.

6D Micromachining System with Taper Control. Laser micro-machining of fine features using ablative methods leads to the formation of steep wall-taper angles when drilling or milling deep features (>100 microns). The traditional solution to this problem employs a 5-axis precession scan head, which is very costly. 6D Laser’s alternative approach controls the taper angle by varying the AOI using advanced multi-axis motion systems. Combining high-speed scanning galvos with multi-axis motion control, 6D Laser can take full advantage of the unique processing capabilities of ultrafast lasers, without the need for a costly precession scan head, thereby lowering the barrier to entry for precision laser micromachining.

Sapphire wafer. Integrating ultrafast laser processing