Lehrstuhl für Fertigungstechnologie, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Cooperative Project Mechatronic: Integral Materials Concepts and System Solutions for Mechatronic Applications - Sub-Project L: Laser Activated Metallization

Project Status: finished


Within this research project laser activated metallization of thermoplastics is investigated for the development of MID technology that is advancing in an increasing number of areas within the electronic industry. Laser activation with base metal compounds on copper basis can be accomplished successfully for the thermoplastics PP, PBT and PA66. With IR laser radiation structures of 70 mm width can be realized, with a UV laser even finer structures. The metal layers created in a subsequent electroless metallization process show peel strengths of up to 3,7 N/cm for PP. Another main focus within the project is the optimization of a laser system for the structuring of complex 3D-MID parts including the development of a beam shaping system to improve the structuring quality particularly for very fine structures.

Letztes Update: 27.04.2010