It seems like there are more myths about UV laser depaneling than there are about the Loch Ness Monster. But unlike old Nessie, UV laser depaneling myths are much easier to debunk.
At LPKF we get a lot of questions about UV lasers and what people have heard they “can and cannot do”. If you believe these myths, it would seem that UV lasers are only appropriate for perhaps 10-20% of applications. The reality is very different. UV lasers are the most effective in terms of accurately and safely cutting at least 80% to 90% of whatever PCB board material comes across your production line – even ceramics.
We created this infographic to debunk the five most common myths about UV Laser Depaneling:
The UV laser does more than just depanel: it drills, ablates, etches, skives and depanels. It is 5 manufacturing tools in one. So don’t let anyone tell you that UV lasers will burn up your boards, damage components, or that laser depaneling machines are just for depaneling.
Now you know the truth.
And you can be more confident when you trade in your pizza cutter and router for the higher quality, greater accuracy, and increased yield that only UV laser depaneling can deliver.