MRI: Acquisition of a Versatile Pico-second Laser and Electroplating System for Advanced Device Manufacturing and Materials Processing
The LPKF ProtoLaser R4 is a state-of-the-art machine and will be of great benefit to faculty, staff, and students at NC State University (NCSU).
NC State is proposing the acquisition of the LPKF ProtoLaser R4. This class 1, pico-second laser can easily fabricate features as small as 20 microns and is suitable for a wide range of applications such as energy, biomedical systems, soft materials, inorganics, and electronics. It is a state-of-the-art machine that will be of great benefit to faculty, staff, and students at NC State.
National Science Foundation (NSF)
The grant—running from September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2025—is for a total of $289,039.
Amay Jairaj Bandodkar
John F. Muth
Michael D. Dickey
Philip Thomas Barletta
We propose to acquire the LPKF ProtoLaser R4, a class 1, pico-second laser specially designed for cutting, fabricating, and patterning a wide range of materials that will be of critical use for advanced manufacturing. Features as small as 20 microns can be easily developed using this machine and it can be used to directly process a wide range of materials for energy, biomedical systems, soft materials, inorganics, and electronics applications.