Imagine the possibility of making thousand holes of any caliber in a short time. And without producing any chips and at exactly defined locations. That's exactly what a CO2 laser source can do. Laser drilling is one of the most diffused laser applications, along with its sibling laser microperforation. Basically, the laser beam striking the surface of a plastic, metal or ceramic material, make the base material evaporate. The holes resulting from this operation will have neat edges and won't need further processing operations. Furthermore, for drilling applications you can use the same laser sources you would use for cutting operations! El.En.'s laser sources have been engineered to work on metals, ceramic and plastic materials in machine tool, packaging, food, printing and decoration industries.