LILA sets new Waterjet Laser World Record with Avonisys WJL600

31/08/2021



284 hours, or 12 days of non-stop high-power carbide ceramic cutting. This robust benchmark was set by the German laser specialist LILA GmbH and honored with a certificate of achievement by the Swiss waterjet laser company Avonisys AG on 19.08.2021


To meet an ever-increasing demand for complex and precise technical ceramic and metal parts, LILA has invested approx. half a million Euro in a brand new Avonisys WJL600 waterjet laser system. The machine – first of its type – was commissioned at LILA early February 2021.


The WJL600 incorporates the proprietary Avonisys waterjet laser process, in which a laser beam from a high-power IR-fiber laser is coupled into a hair-thin waterjet. The technology enables cutting of high-aspect features into challenging materials with virtually no heat impact to the material. At the opposite end of the spectrum also ultra-thin sheet metal – for example 0.01mm – can be processed easily and with exceptional quality.


“Our machine is the first of its type and some teething problems had to be dealt with initially. However due to the close cooperation and on-site support of Avonisys, we were able to bring our system online relatively quickly.” says Gundolf Vogel, managing director of LILA GmbH. Shortly after, LILA could already set a new world record in high- power waterjet laser machining, while processing thick and challenging carbide ceramic material for 284 hours straight.


“Not too long ago we performed a 77-hour non-stop cutting job in the Avonisys Lab.” Says Jeroen Hribar, co-founder and CSO of Avonisys AG. “LILA has now surpassed this by almost 4x while utilizing an even higher power in the same nozzle configuration. We are very proud of the LILA team for their achievement. After an initial learning curve on our technology, LILA is now pushing out some amazing parts and record-breaking results.” adds Hribar.


“Meanwhile we have repeated the same 284-hour job several times and LILA is now developing cutting strategies that allow us to speed up this very challenging job.” explains Martijn de Keijzer, technical director at LILA GmbH. “We are still learning every day about the particularities and the unique possibilities this technology has to offer. Avonisys was and is a valuable sparring partner for us.” comments de Keijzer.



About LILA GmbH:

LILA specializes in Nd-YAG laser processing. Its expertise covers precision cutting, welding, and drilling. LILA is a contract manufacturer with 25 staff and produces small, medium, and large volume orders for both domestic and international customers. Among the industries served are medical, sensors, electronic parts, machine building and aerospace.


Contact person: Mr. Gundolf Vogel (Managing Director)

Elzstrasse 6/1, D-79350 Sexau, Germany

Tel. +49 (0) 7641 95 99 44 - 0

info@lila-laser.de / www.lila-laser.de



About Avonisys AG:

Avonisys develops, builds and sells laser systems based on its proprietary waterjet laser technology. Avonisys’ systems are designed to deliver robust performance for demanding applications while keeping operations simple and maintenance cost-effective.


Contact person: Mr. Jeroen Hribar (CSO)

General-Guisan-Str. 6, CH-6300 Zug, Switzerland

Tel: +41 (0) 41 229 48 73

jhribar@avonisys.com / www.avonisys.com

Avonisys develops, builds and sells laser systems based on its proprietary waterjet laser technology. Avonisys laser systems are designed to deliver robust performance for demanding applications, while keeping operation simple and maintenance procedures fast and cost effective. Around its core technology Avonisys holds over 20 patents and patents* pending, which include unique features such as a high-power laser coupling method, an Air-Jet protection system and an easy-maintenance laser coupling unit design.



* Patents in Avonisys AG / shareholder portfolio:

US8859988B1, US9085114B2, US10022820B2, US10092980B1, US10272522B2, US10279429B2, US10307864B2, EP1940579B1, EP3092119B1, CN206925459U, CN206926280U, CN107530828B and patents pending.



© 2013-2019 Avonisys AG Terms & Conditions Imprint

Avonisys AG

General-Guisan-Str. 6

6300 Zug, Switzerland

Tel.  +41 41 229 48 73

Fax  +41 41 229 48 74

contact (@) avonisys.com

Avonisys develops, builds and sells laser systems based on its proprietary waterjet laser technology. Avonisys laser systems are designed to deliver robust performance for demanding applications, while keeping operation simple and maintenance procedures fast and cost effective. Around its core technology Avonisys holds over 30 validated patents and patents pending*, which include unique features such as a high-power laser coupling method, an Air-Jet protection system and an easy-maintenance laser coupling unit design.



* Patents in Avonisys AG / shareholder portfolio:

US8859988B1, US9085114B2, US10022820B2, US10092980B1, US10272522B2, US10279429B2, US10307864B2, EP1940579B1, EP3092119B1, EP3105003B1, EP3105043B1, EP3482921B1, CN206925459U, CN206926280U, CN107530828B and patents pending.



© 2013-2020 Avonisys AG Terms & Conditions Imprint

Avonisys AG

General-Guisan-Str. 6

6300 Zug, Switzerland

Tel.  +41 41 229 48 73

Fax  +41 41 229 48 74

contact (@) avonisys.com