The Laser Micromachining Facility at Macquarie University provides expertise in the fabrication of a broad range of micro-features and micro-components. The lasers which make up the facility cover the ultraviolet, visible and infrared wavelengths and are suitable for processing the majority of metals, ceramics, polymers, glasses, and crystalline materials.

With over a decade of experience we have developed many unique capabilities and processes tailored to our customers’ requirements. Our facilities and skilled operators can routinely produce feature resolutions down to 10 microns in metals and 5 micron in some crystalline materials with high repeatability and precision.

The Laser Micromachining Facility at Macquarie University specialises in tailoring fabrication parameters to individual processing problems with a view to both rapid prototyping and establishing long term manufacturing solutions.

The key services on offer are:

  • Laser micromachining & processing (Picosecond & Nanosecond Laser Systems)


Nov 18-19 2014
The 2014 ANFF Research Showcase was held at the Academy of Science, Shine Dome, Canberra

Ben Johnston Staff AwardNov 14 2014
OptoFab Node Manager, Dr Benjamin Johnston receives a Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Award as a high-performing professional staff member of MQ Uni

Nov 11 2014
OptoFab Director, Professor Michael Withford is elected to Fellowship of the Optical Society (OSA) - a significant international scientific distinction!

AHH Open DayAug 23rd 2014
OptoFab had over 100 visitors at The Australian Hearing Hub Open House! Details

Macquarie University hosted a SADIG Innovation meeting of key research leaders which included a tour of OptoFab's laser micromachining facility.

Jun 12th 2014
The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) visit OptoFab @ MQ, promoting ANFF

Jan 3rd 2014
Michael Withford named director of OptoFab: SPIE