Accu-Tech Laser Processing, Inc. first opened for business in January 1977 in Beaverton, Oregon. Originally named Spec Industries, Inc., the company’s original charter was to utilize carbon dioxide (CO2) laser technology to produce microcircuit substrates for the hybrid circuit industry. In the mid 1970’s, laser technology was almost solely a scientific endeavor with very limited industrial applications. However, the ability to drill, machine and scribe very hard ceramic plates was an application that we saw as a natural fit for the embryonic industrial laser technology field. Our initial goal was to make quality holes in high purity alumina ceramic for $.05 per hole (“a nickel a hole” was our initial advertising slogan) which we accomplished in early 1978. Since then, productivity improvements using multi-beam lasers coupled with advanced laser circuitry modifications has enabled hole drilling prices to tumble to a fraction of our initial goal in essentially all production programs.
Almost 40 years after our formation, Accu-Tech still uses our advanced CO2 laser expertise in many sectors of the electronics market as well as in segments of the Medical / Bio-Medical Device, Pollution Control, Architectural, Aerospace, Defense and Consumer Electronics industries. We also utilize advanced UV laser technology for use in blind via drilling, and with materials such as plastics including polyimide and Kapton, and certain metals where smaller geometries are required. Our MICRO-MACHINING systems and expertise provide Accu-Tech with un-matched capability to address the entire gamut of developing PCB and electronic materials applications in today’s increasingly “smaller and denser” world. Located in North San Diego County since 1979 in a 6,500 square foot facility, Accu-Tech employs approximately 25 people. Many of these employees have been with our firm for more than twenty years. As a testimony to our laser acumen and innovation, our technology has been used to start several direct competitors and systems integration firms.
Since the late 1970s, we have pioneered a number of important contributions to laser technology.
Some of these include:
Multi-beam laser processing.
Our patented “SLIT” chip carrier approach for microelectronic packaging.
“Alignment flat” design techniques to improve positional accuracy in ceramic microcircuits.
Precision machining of complex designs in brittle materials.
“Material specific” laser equipment designs for improved machining performance.
Whether your application requires quick prototype delivery or cost competitive volume pricing you can count on Accu-Tech Laser Processing to produce your leading edge products of tomorrow. Accu-Tech also has a variety of single and multiple-beam systems across a wide spectrum of industrial wavelengths, providing both our high and low volume customers with low cost solutions for their laser processing requirements.
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