Mechanical Processing

Mechanical Processing

From CNC lathe grinding to 5-axis simultaneous CNC machining, with our mechanical processing capabilities, we handle a wide range of brittle materials.

Advanced processing of glass and ceramics

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Achieving the right surface finish can be critical to the success of an application. So whether it is precision grinding, lapping, polishing or laser processing LouwersHanique has mastered the most advanced technologies. Putting the latest automated CNC and CMP technologies in advanced processing of glass and ceramics into practice. All our processes are optimized for the very accurate, controlled and repetitive processing of a wide variety of glass materials and technical ceramics, ensuring we meet the highest demands in terms of accuracy, purity and finishing.

Matching processing techniques to your requirements

LouwersHanique provides expert advice to our customers on the right type of material from aluminium oxide (Al2O3) to silicon carbide, zirconium, macor and sapphire. Always keeping your application and associated specific requirements in mind. Depending on the requirements and the desired surface roughness an optimum balance of CNC and polishing technologies is chosen. For more exact finishes, we rely on precise mechanical machining techniques such as micro-sandblasting, micro-surface and etching technologies.

Engineered to the tightest tolerances

At LouwersHanique we can meet the highest requirements when it comes to desired tolerances. We consistently measure and collect data during the manufacturing process (Q in process) rather than solely measuring and monitoring quality at the end of production. All of this is done, to ensure World Class Manufacturing processes that can run 24/7. This is crucial for many of the products we manufacture, including end effectors for wafer handling, wafer carriers and electron beam column components.

Featured services

  • CNC grinding (cylindrical, simultaneous 3 axis and 5 axis) flat and centerless grinding)
  • Statistical data analysis of measurement results (SPC)
  • 24/7 automated production
  • CAD/ CAM conversion of your 3D CAD models
  • CNC laser machining, CNC lapping and CMP polishing (etching technologies)
  • Micro-sandblasting and Tribofinishing
  • Processing ceramics including: Aluminium oxide and sapphire [Al2O3], Aluminium nitride [AIN], Zirconia oxide [ZrO2], Silicon carbide [SiC, SiSiC, CVD SiC, C/SiC], Silicon nitride [Si3N4], Silicon [Si, Six], Macor and Vitronite
  • Processing all technical glass including Borosilicate glass, Soda Lime and Quartz

Featured materials

  • Ceramics
    • Aluminium oxide and sapphire [Al2O3]
    • Aluminium nitride [AIN]
    • Zirconia oxide [ZrO2]
    • Silicon carbide [SiC, SiSiC, CVD SiC, C/SiC]
    • Silicon nitride [Si3N4]
    • Silicon [Si, Six], Macor and Vitronite
  • All technical glass including
    • Borosilicate glass
    • Soda-lime glass
    • Fused silica (quartz)

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