GF AgieCharmilles is the only machine tool company able to offer a complete digitized manufacturing process starting with milling, wire cut and sinker EDM, and finishing with laser technology to texture or engrave the mold. Laser ablation can replace manual chemical etching processes — or it can be used beneficially in combination with manual etching depending on the precision needed and amount of surface area to be etched. With laser ablation from GF AgieCharmilles, you can achieve higher repeatability than you can with current methodologies, allowing you to patent reproducible textures on molds for repeat orders across the globe.
Limitless as your imagination.
Laser technology opens unknown design possibilities — motivating industrial designers and widening your potential market. We offer laser ablation solutions ranging from the three-axis entry-level LASER 500 up to the high-end LASER 1200 for five-axis machining with a travel path of 1200 mm x 900 mm x 1200 mm (x, y, z) and a maximum part weight of 1700 kg. The maximum volume size of the part is 700 x 700 x 700 mm.