The University of Texas at El Paso is now home to one of only three femtosecond laser machines in the world – a feat that significantly enhances the University’s advanced manufacturing research and is funded by six grants totaling more than $1 million backed by the U.S. Department of Energy through Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies.

The unique femtosecond laser micromachining system at UTEP was developed by startup 6-D Laser.

The micromachining platform at UTEP integrates high-speed scanning with ultra-fast lasers and precision motion control to machine three-dimensional structures in materials traditionally difficult to process using conventional machining methods.

The use of the femtosecond laser machine in UTEP’s research lab is one of the first demonstrations of the technology tied to this unique model machine.