Microlucent™ Machining

The Next Wave of Machining Solutions

 

We use unique laser technology to cut precise features in transparent materials, so your team can execute its vision.

ISO 9001 Certified

AS9100 Certified

IATF 16949 Compliant

ITAR Registered

YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN PRECISION, QUALITY, OR AFFORDABILITY

 

We believe your design deserves a better machining solution.

GET IT ALL

 

MicroLucent® Machining offers high-precision quality at an affordable cost.

GLASS THICKNESS: UP TO 4MM

MINIMUM MICROHOLE DIAMETER: 100 µm

FEATURE ACCURACY: +-25 µm
POSITIONAL ACCURACY: +-25 µm
MINIMUM PITCH: 10 µm

Taper Angle: None

Chipping: None

Micro-cracks: None

Materials We Machine ↓

MicroLucent Machining can be used in transparent materials, including:

  • Glass
  • Sapphire
  • Quartz
Features and Patterns Possible ↓

Bullen can machine a limitless number of different cuts and shapes, including:

  • Round Holes
  • Rectangular Holes
  • Odd-shaped holes
  • Slots
  • Blind Cuts
  • Cavities
  • OD and ID Work
  • Blind Cavities
Applications for MicroLucent® Machining ↓

Applications for MicroLucent Machining include:

  • MEMS Glass Devices
  • Quartz Semiconductor Gas Distribution Plates (GDP)
  • Microfluidics Devices
  • Through Glass Vias (TGV)
  • Glass Interposers
Advantages of MicroLucent® Machining ↓

Bullen’s MicroLucent Machining process has many advantages over traditional machining.

  • Micron level tolerancing
  • Superior yields
  • No damage to substrates
  • No HAZ
  • High throughput

PARTNERING WITH

GLOBAL ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES

FOR OVER 50 YEARS

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Fortune 50 Companies

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Aerospace & Defense Companies

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Mems & Microsystem Developers

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Medical & Life Sciences Organizations

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Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturers

A Simple Process to Solve Your Complex Engineering Need 

1. Talk To Our Team

Click “talk to our team” to get in touch today via phone, email, or an RFQ. Describe your design, budget, and timeline, and one of our Sales Engineers will get back to you quickly - most of the time, on the same day. If we’re not the right fit, we promise to point you in the right direction.

2. Plan

We leave no stone unturned during our planning process. Bringing in our engineers, R&D team, and technical support staff, we review your design or concept and work with you to understand your unique requirements. In this phase, we often collaborate with clients to reduce product realization times and costs without sacrificing superior quality. We then prepare a project proposal for your review.

3. Prototype & Pilot Production

We know your time is valuable. That’s why your dedicated Sales Engineer will serve as your advocate, ensuring your custom prototype is delivered on time and to your quality standards. We are already evaluating what final production will look like in this phase, applying innovative solutions to ensure future efficiencies and reduced costs.

4. Produce

Congrats - another job well done! It’s time to transform your prototype part into volume production. Did you know that we can custom-build machines and tools for higher-volume clients to drive down your cost? No matter what path we choose, you can rest assured we are working with your best interest in mind and with the same support and quality inspection that got us to this point. Time to check this box and move on to your next challenge!

The Bullen Committment

 

HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT WHEN YOU WORK WITH BULLEN...

A CONFIDENTIAL ENVIRONMENT

While we’d love to boast on the fantastic things our clients are doing, we know that your confidence is of utmost importance. You can rest assured that your production and design are always fully confidential.

FULL TRANSPARENCY IN PRICING & PRODUCTION

No hidden fees, no last-minute surprises. When you engage with our team, we promise to be upfront and provide a clear path to your production. If we aren’t the right fit for your project, we’ll point you in the right direction.

THE ABILITY TO SCALE

Know you’re taken care of every step of the way - from concept to mass production. Our team at Bullen always begins with final production in mind, often custom building machines for our higher-volume clients so they can drive down cost and increase efficiencies.

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