Microlaze is a system for automated laser micromachining, developed in Prof. Ron Fearing's group. It reads a G-code file (created from a DXF file) to cut traces or score lines down to 2 microns wide with sub-micron accuracy. A flexible command-line interface is provided.

This page is a quick reference for frequent Microlaze users. For details and source code, please see the Microlaze User Manual.

Quick Start

Quick Start for offset files

Quick Start for stage utilities

Tips and Tricks

Config Settings

These settings are the same for all materials: These depend on the magnification:
Magnification Marker Size (mm) at 100x100 Cut Step Size (mm) Score Step Size (mm) Focus Offcenter Distance (mm)
50x 0.050 0.025 0.15 0.1
100x 0.025 (NOTE: higher power density than 50x) 0.020 0.075 0.05

These depend on the material:
Material Laser Power Cut Hold Time (sec) Cut Feed Speed Score Hold Time (sec) Distance to Refocus (mm)
Stainless Steel (12 micron) 1000 1 100 1 0.5
Polyester (6 layers) 1000 1 1 1 0
Enamel paint/polyimide mask 300 1 1 1 0.5
Copper film (25 micron) 1000 3.5 100 2 0.5

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