Process development for laser microprocessing
Lasergenerierter Dünnfilmsensor auf einer Werkstückoberfläche. Bild: LZH

The LZH examines whether laser-based processes can be used for microprocessing. Suitable processes can be optimized up to use in industry. Mainly ultrashort pulse lasers are used for this application.


Superhydrophobic, laser-generated surface structure on titanium.

Microprocessed components are being used in more and more areas. However, these components can often not be produced using conventional manufacturing methods. Ultrashort pulse lasers, such as picosecond and femtosecond lasers, offer new processing techniques and dimensions, for example for surface functionalization.

The group “Laser Micromachining” examines the general feasibility of micromachining tasks, and offers support for the following questions and tasks:

  • Suitability of new, laser-specific micromachining techniques for your application
  • Process development and optimization up to industrial application
  • Reproducibility of laser micromachining processes
  • Automatability of laser micromachining processes
  • Suitable laser sources, system components and designs
  • Processing time and costs


This service is, among others, used in the following areas:

Manufacturing processes:

  • Cutting
  • Drilling
  • Modifications
  • Structuring
  • Surface functionalization

Material groups:

  • All solid or gelatinous materials

Imaging processes:

  • Micro-CT images
  • Optical microscopy
  • SEM images

Consulting, development and contract research:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Process and system development
  • Technology consulting and transfer
  • Technology transfer from research to industry

Measurements and analyses:

  • Material testing





We will be happy to discuss your individual requirements. Please feel free to contact us.