6D Laser, LLC, an affiliate of ALIO Industries, Inc, was founded in 2018 by C. William Hennessey and Dr. Stephen R. Uhlhorn. ALIO Industries is an industry-leading motion system supplier, specializing in nano-precision multi-axis solutions. 6D Laser was formed with the mission of integrating ultrafast laser processing with precision multi-axis motion systems, including ALIO’s Patented Hybrid Hexapod®. The integration of ALIO True Nano® motion systems with key sub-system suppliers, through strategic partnerships with Amplitude Laser, SCANLAB, and ACS Motion Control, enables a new level of precision and capability for advanced manufacturing.
6D Laser's central mission addresses limitations of existing laser processing systems which are largely due to sub-optimal positioning systems used by systems integrators. 6-D Laser tackles this problem by integrating ultra-fast laser material processing with the 6-D nanometer-level precision motion control solutions in which ALIO Industries specializes.
6D Laser vertically integrates all of the sub-systems required for precision laser micro-processing, and it does this by forming strategic partnerships with key component and subsystem suppliers that are required to achieve the goals of demanding precision applications.
Laser Micro-Processing Industry
Unlimited Field-of-View (UFV™) Laser Processing System. UFV™ laser processing systems offer considerable advantages over traditional field-stitching systems by combining the high-speed scanning of galvos with the large field sizes available with motion control stages. This increases processing speed while eliminating errors from field stitching. As a key integrator of the SCANLAB/ACS XLSCAN solution, 6D Laser can provide a fully integrated turn-key system for UFV™ laser processing.
6D Micromachining System with Taper Control. Laser micro-machining of fine features using ablative methods leads to the formation of steep wall-taper angles when drilling or milling deep features (>100 microns). The traditional solution to this problem employs a 5-axis precession scan head, which is very costly. 6-D Laser’s alternative approach controls the taper angle by varying the AOI using ALIO’s 6-D Hybrid Hexapod®. By combining the high-speed scanning of the galvos, with the multi-axis motion control of the Hybrid Hexapod®, 6D Laser can take full advantage of the unique processing capabilities of ultrafast lasers, without the need for a costly precession scan head, thereby lowering the barrier to entry for precision laser micromachining.