Scitech Precision Ltd. is a spin-out from the Central Laser Facility and STFC Innovations which combines expertise in micro-assembly and micro-engineering with extensive insight into the physics behind high power laser science. In addition, Scitech Precision provides a laser micromachining service.
To produce high quality laser micro targets Scitech draws on 40 years of experience gained in the production of tens of thousands of targets delivered to groups worldwide. We are highly skilled in the production of a wide variety of highly complex, multi-material, target structures. All targets produced are characterised using high specification metrology tools in dedicated clean rooms.
Cones, spheres, hohlraums, mass-limited targets and backlighter assemblies are a few examples of the more complex 3D components. MEMS-based fabrication processes are also used to create complex geometries in volume, with dimensions and tolerances not achievable by other methods. Foils can be produced as complex multi-layered, multi-material structures including embedded dots in metal or plastic.
We offer a wide variety of laser processes including micromachining of an extensive range of materials: metals, ceramics, composites, PEEK, Carbon forms, Silicon and optical materials. We are also able to offer the laser cleaning of delicate components and the laser removal of layers as thin as a few nanometres from component surfaces.
We perform proof of concept and low volume manufacture solutions enabled by high speed scanners and stages: from the profiling of specialist flexible printed circuit boards to the machining of a 10 micron well in single crystal diamond or the manufacture of electrical probes much finer than a human hair. Lasers available include 193/248nm, 355nm, and 1064nm systems.
We also produce Phase plates: transparent optics which transform the shape and intensity profile of a focused laser beam, for example: Into a circular or elliptical beam shape with a “top hat” intensity profile.
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Harwell Science & Innovation Campus
Didcot, OX11 0QX,