Accu-Tech Laser Processing, Inc. first opened for business in January 1977 in Beaverton, Oregon. Originally Spec Industries, our original charter was to utilize CO2 lasers to produce microcircuit substrates for the hybrid circuit industry. In the mid 1970’s, laser technology was almost solely a scientific endeavor. There were very limited industrial applications. However, the ability to drill, machine, and scribe very hard ceramic plates was a natural fit for the early industrial laser 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. This was accomplished in early 1978. Productivity improvements and advanced modifications have enabled hole drilling prices to tumble across 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. This includes 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. This extends to materials such as plastics including polyimide and Kapton, and certain metals. Our MICRO-MACHINING systems and expertise provide Accu-Tech with unmatched capability to address the entire gamut of developing PCB applications in today’s “smaller and denser” world. Accu-Tech is located in North San Diego County in a 6,500 square foot facility. We’ve been San Diego county since 1979. Currently we employ 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.
We have pioneered a number of important contributions to laser technology since the late 1970s.
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. This provides both our high and low volume customers with low cost solutions for their laser processing requirements.
Our informative TECH NOTES will provide your engineers with guidelines that will help you better understand the specific laser considerations during the designing process. Select Contact Us to upload your CAD drawing data to us. Our engineering department is ready to help you.
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