Laser cutting processes of glass materials based on filament technology have been increasingly adopted in industrial applications. Besides standard material thicknesses ultra-thin glass offers exciting opportunities for further improvements.
The main reason for this is the perfect edge quality that can be achieved with simultaneous easy automation. This ability to be automated is of critical importance, especially for applications that target the mass market with their end products.
However, the real advantage of the technology comes from its almost unlimited free-form capability. In addition to established manufacturing processes for glasses of medium thickness from 0.2 to 2 mm, an increasing number of applications with ultra-thin glasses of 30 to 100 μm are entering the market. These applications also require further development of the process and fab technology.
This white paper describes the possibilities of laser technology based on applications for OLED-based lighting and glass components in the display area.