• Laser Process Development Service

Laser Process Development Service

Developing a laser process involves finding the best laser configuration that meets your specific requirements. This includes choosing the right laser, optical components, and parameters.

External factors such as part handling and fume management are also part of developing a laser process, as they can affect quality and efficiency.

Laserax can help you develop a laser process to:

  • Replace an existing texturing, cleaning, welding, or marking process with laser technology
  • Create a new process to meet specific requirements
  • Improve the speed, quality and repeatability of your current process
  • Support your product development team
  • Optimize the laser process on-site


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Our Laser Process Experts

Catherine Veilleux
Catherine Veilleux

Catherine holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics and a master’s degree in physics. She completed her master’s on the effect of laser texturing on metallic surfaces in industrial applications. She is the Applications Lab Supervisor at Laserax, where she oversees the team that tests and optimizes laser processes for clients.

Alex Fraser
Alex Fraser

With a PhD in laser processing, Alex is one of the two laser experts who founded Laserax. He is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, overseeing the team that develops laser processes for laser marking, cleaning, texturing, and welding applications.

Fiber Laser Processes We Develop

Laser Texturing

Laser Texturing

Laser texturing can be used to modify properties of metallic surfaces and is ideal to replace abrasive blasting and chemical etching.

When we develop a laser texturing process for you, we can:

  • Find the best configuration to reach specific roughness values
  • Optimize the processing speed
  • Explore how beneficial oxides generated during the process improve adhesive bonding
  • Identify which surface microstructure (lines, circles, grids, etc.) works best for your application
  • Explore the effects of the textured surface on specific properties, such as thermal transfer
  • Manage specific surface geometries and materials
Laser Cleaning

Laser Cleaning

Laser cleaning can remove contaminants from metallic surfaces (oil, dust, paint, coatings, oxides, electrolytes, etc.). It is ideal to replace plasma cleaning, abrasive blasting, chemical cleaning, and manual cleaning.

When we develop a laser cleaning process for you, we can:

  • Identify the fastest processing speed that removes all contaminants
  • Optimize the optical configuration to have access to the largest cleaning area possible
  • Determine the shelf life of materials after cleaning
  • Improve the reliability of your process
  • Improve the surface free energy (SFE) of your material
Laser Welding

Laser Welding

Laser welding is used to join metallic surfaces and is ideal to replace ultrasonic bonding, resistance welding, MIG welding, and TIG welding.

When we develop a laser welding process for you, we can:

  • Accompany you in your product design to make laser welding possible
  • Research and develop custom tooling
  • Develop processes for different types of welds on the same workpiece
  • Optimize the processing speed
  • Reach specific welding properties (depth of penetration, strength, width, shape, length, etc.)
  • Minimize the heat affected zone (HAZ)
  • Minimize electrical resistivity
  • Join dissimilar metals
Laser Marking

Laser Marking

Laser marking is used to create permanent markings on a range of materials. It is ideal to replace dot peening, pin stamping, scribing, inkjet printing, and labelling.

When we develop a laser marking process for you, we can:

  • Find the best location for your identifiers
  • Optimize the processing speed
  • Reach specific readability grades for traceability
  • Reach a specific engraving depth
  • Ensure the identifiers are readable after post-process surface treatments
  • Maintain material properties (such as corrosion resistance)
  • Mark uncommon materials (such as sand)

How We Work



Before developing a laser process, we need to make sure it can be done. During this first step, we perform preliminary tests to validate feasibility and demonstrate the laser’s capabilities.

We test a range of laser configurations on coupons or samples, validate the results based on your specifications, and send you a full report that includes videos, photos, measurements, processing speeds for different power levels, recommended laser systems, and more. We also send back the coupons or parts so you can perform in-house validation.

Process Optimization

Process Optimization

Laser process optimization is based on an iterative approach, where we modify laser parameters one by one to identify which ones impact the laser process. Our goal is to identify the laser configuration that works best for your process requirements.

At this step, we use advanced measurements to analyze the results, such as SEM images and high-resolution optical microscope images of the processed surface. Our labs are also equipped with a range of measurement tools to validate the results.

On-Site Proof of Concept & Optimization

On-Site Proof of Concept & Optimization

We can test the laser process in your production environment. We will install a laser system next to your production line, process your parts, let you perform tests on them, and then adjust the laser process based on your feedback. We repeat this process as many times as needed.

This allows you to test the complete manufacturing process and validate the final concept before investing in a laser machine.

Batch Processing & Prototyping

Batch Processing & Prototyping

At any step during the development of the laser process, we can process a batch of parts for you. You can use this to perform your own range of tests, have access to a small production batch for R&D or prototype manufacturing, or to meet small-scale production requirements while you wait for your machine to be built.



We can program a custom automated sequence that meets your needs or that simulates the final production process. We have access to various automation tools, including a 6-axis robot arm, SCARA robots with dynamic clamping for welding, a conveyor, a rotary table, and custom fixtures.

Tests & Measurements in Our Labs

Laser Texturing Laser Cleaning Laser Welding Laser Marking
  • Roughness (profilometer)
  • Surface microstructure and properties (high-resolution optical microscope)
  • Chemical composition (XPS, FTIR)
  • Ultra-high-resolution images (SEM)
  • Surface cleanliness (WCA, RFU, Dyne pens)
  • Shelf-life tests
  • Surface cleanliness (WCA, RFU, Dyne pens)
  • Ultra-high-resolution images (SEM)
  • Chemical composition (XPS)
  • Validate the effect of the laser on the bare surface (SEM)
  • Shelf-life tests
  • Cross-section images (SEM)
  • Mechanical resistance (force tester)
  • Electrical resistivity (four-wire Kelvin measurement)
  • Laser weld monitoring (LWM) data (light reflection)
  • Depth of penetration (SEM)
  • Aging tests
  • Barcode reading reports
  • Engraving depth (3D camera or high-resolution optical microscope)
  • Corrosion tests
  • Heat up parts to replicate real part temperature (industrial oven)