Laser Micromachining

RETINA® Laser Systems

for micromachining, microforming, micro reductive manufacturing

RETINA®, Solution of the deductive microforming, zero-taper drilling application with short wavelength and ultrafast laser sources.

The RETINA®

CLC’s laser micromachining technology rooted from the jet engine turbine blade laser micro-drilling application in 1972 for Pratt Whitney.

Trademark start to use in 2015

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Major users are the precise micro-machining job shops in aerospace, military, medical device, pharmaceutical container, semiconductor, intelligent automotive and new energy industry.

Our Customers


Lockheed Martin, NASA, Boeing, BAE systems, Honeywell, AIST, DENSO, AISIN, Toyoto, Mitsubishi, Ford, Honda, Winbond, Maxim, Micron, Oppenheimer Precision, and more!

RETINA® Laser Applications


Laser Materials

With short-wavelength or ultrafast laser sources, it can process organic and non-organic material, including metal, glass, ceramic, graphite, plastics, rubber, fiber and composite.

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Laser Technology Refined

Application of the system can realize the processing of micro-forming that traditional mechanical micromachining and chemical etching process are not able to. It provides the solution for wafer laser marking, annealing, scribing or dicing; as well as glass, sapphire, ceramic and metal grooving or micro-drilling, blind hole drilling, micro 3D forming, and selective layer removal, etc.

Versatile Laser Machines

With this laser micromachining technology, users can resolve many challenges in processing new and special materials. The extreme ability of laser technology can reach helps the equipment owner significantly leverage capital investment into good revenue and margin generation.

Features of the System Include


Maintenance Free Laser Source

Our laser sources are maintenance free, requiring no consumables or costly replacement parts.

A fume extraction system is needed for keeping the workarea clear of particulates and harmful fumes.

Large Scanning Field Lenses

Our standard lens field sizes are 4″, 7″, and 12″ (11.75″). Each serving a specific function to achieve different results. Need a custom solution, contact us today.

Customized Beam Delivery Engineering

Our engineers and software developers are able to customize the beam delivery for specific applications.

Software Upgrade Options

Our software suite has many modules available for extended the capabilities of the laser. Upgrade options include

XYZR Multi-Axis Control

Our Laser Marking Studio software is capable of interfacing with multiple axis configurations. The software has built-in axis controls for moving parts under the laser or for moving the laser scanhead above the parts.

Linear Robots

Position the laser scanhead directly above parts using our industrial XYZ linear robots. Greatly increasing the marking area up to 24″x36″.

6-Jointed Robot Integration

Part Holding and Moving

Integrate 6-jointed robots into the laser process for holding and moving parts into the lase field. Our collaborative robots (cobots) are able to be quickly programmed with new tasks for holding different parts.

Laser Scanhead on a Robot Arm

We can attach a laser scanhead to the end of our 6-jointed robot arm for customers needing this type of configuration.

Multi-position Rotary Dial Workstations

Our rotary dial workstation option is for high production, continual part marking or engraving. Parts and fixtures are placed on a rotating fixture plate divided into sections. Parts are loaded into the front and then rotate into marking position inside the machine. Our dial workstations come in 3 standard table sizes: 28″ 2-position, 36″ and 48″ 4-position. Custom sizing and configurations available upon request.

Conveyors and Pneumatic Grippers

Our engineering and software departments are able to configure our proprietary software to accept I/O signals from sensors to initiate the movement of conveyors, fire the laser, and for moving parts with pick and place pneumatic grippers.

Machine Vision Systems

Vision systems are used for positioning the engraving/marking area directly onto the workpiece using a camera and mirror system. These systems can also be used for verifying markings and for automatic positioning of the marking area using contrasting features. This configuration is ideal for high production output and for minimizing operator involvement.

Harsh Environment Protection

If your production environment is considered a harsh environment we recommend purchasing our harsh environment protection configuration to ensure all computer and laser components are safe from outside contaminates. These components are enclosed in a filtered air-conditioned box to keep dust and oil particles from damaging the system.

I/O Software Integration

Our software department is able to integrate 3rd party I/O interfaces for custom control. Contact us to discuss your needs

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