Photo-Machining teams two processes to tackle brittle workpieces
What do photolithography and sandblasting have in common? Not a lot, you might think. But the Photo-Machining Process (PMP), developed by Ikonics Industrial, combines the two to create an alternative to some conventional machining processes. PMP combines dry-film photolithography and dry-abrasive blasting to selectively pattern and remove materials from hard, brittle substrates, such as silicon, graphite, alumina, ceramics, glass, composites and sapphire.