Photo Solutions laser filamentation

We provide laser filamentation for a variety of applications.

At Photo Solutions, we’re proud to offer laser filamentation as part of our laser-cutting service suite. This specialized technique utilizes ultra-short-pulse laser processing in the picosecond range to cut glass and other brittle materials. The process increases edge strength, cuts material by disassociation, and optimizes performance. With our vision-recognition technology, we’re able to provide high-tolerance laser machining of customer-provided materials, including PET (Mylar), Kapton, acrylic, and other plastics. Contact us for more info or a quote.

Photo Solutions’ Laser Capabilities

We pride ourselves on innovative services that can be applied across industries and complex applications. Our laser filamentation process can accurately cut holes, slots, and outlines of parts to feature.

Full capabilities include the ability to cut: 

  • Substrates up to 17” x 25” 
  • Thickness from .5mm to 6mm 
  • Achieve an accuracy to 5um 
  • Reach a low surface roughness with Ra of 1um 
  • Edge chips less than 20um 
  • Without taper cuts 

Our Laser Filamentation Equipment

Photo Solutions’ vision recognition laser equipment ensures more accurate pattern-to-part outlines with computer-driven control throughout the process. By utilizing this automation, we can compensate for rotation and distortion for greater precision, speed, and repeatability compared to manual cutting.

Our laser equipment allows for highly localized energy use, smaller heat-affected zones, and more efficient use of material. In addition, the machinery can perform non-gap cuts for homogeneous cut edges and higher overall mechanical strength. The laser filamentation process allows for small radii and undercuts for more complex customer specifications.

Overall, this equipment allows us to achieve optimal accuracy without the cost or lead time of hard tooling, making this service more efficient and budget-friendly.

Applications for Your Engineering Solutions

Our clients range from medical to metrology, and we have decades of experience performing highly precise services for optimal component efficiency. Depending on your engineering problem, laser filamentation can be applied to: 

  • Ultra-thin glass, soda lime glass, Gorilla glass, Sapphire, and borosilicate glass 
  • Encoder discs
  • Reticles 
  • Microfluidic lab on chip
  • Cover glass 
  • Automotive glass
  • Consumer electronics
  • Through holes and vias
  • Glass wafer cutting 
  • Display technologies 

Photo Solutions is ultimately a custom shop, so we’re always happy to work with unique customer specifications and provided materials. 

Photo Solutions laser filamentation tools

Trust Photo Solutions Precision Laser Filamentation Needs

Whatever your industry or application, Photo Solutions’ laser filamentation is competitively priced and offered with a quick turnaround. Get a quote for your next project!



We have been working with Photo Solutions for well over a decade. Brad Curtis and the team at Photo Solutions have provided our Company with extremely high precision parts and unmatched quality. Their combination of experience, manufacturing expertise, and dedication to customer service is an invaluable resource. Bill Martin President MPS

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