Laser ablation, or laser wire stripping, is a non-mechanical means to remove the coating from select locations on a given wire substrate. The result will be a clean and undamaged wire that has not been marred by mechanical cutting blades. Laser ablation provides greater flexibility in locating the areas of coating removal which allow for more complex components. Fort Wayne Metals’ ablation process will accommodate spooled and cut length materials and will provide discrete lengths ready to use.
Our in-house laser ablation capabilities allow us to offer a more stream-lined manufacturing approach for coated wire and cable needs. Fort Wayne Metals now offers a fully integrated manufacturing option for our customers through utilization of our wire drawing, stranding, coating, and laser ablation.