The company has invested €600,000 in a laser micro-cutting machine unique in France and Switzerland. This machine, combined with a with a 2 000 magnification microscope, allows the production of very high-precision parts.
For parts with a thickness of less than 0.4 mm, our laser cutting is, in most cases, better than an EDM wire cutting with 6 trim cuts. The standard cutting width is 37 microns and can be reduced to 27 microns.
Cutting speed combined with a burr-free process, a Ra of 0.3, perfect verticality, have allowed the VUICHARD company to expand into the watchmaking component manufacturing market (cams, wheels, springs, dials, appliqués, pointers, hands, pallets, escapement wheels, etc…).
Unlike electro discharge machining, laser cutting does not cause contamination (copper, zinc, tungsten) on the surface of parts. This is very important for implantable medical components, vacuum applications, clinical interactions…