Ultrashort pulse laser ablation is a highly accurate laser micromachining method and is capable of machining any material with minimal damage. The unmatched versatility of this new production tool enables manufacturing of improved products or products with new functionality.

Lightmotif is an innovative supplier of ultrashort pulse laser micromachining systems and processes. Our goal is to support customers that need such micromachining solutions from first idea to production. We develop and sell high-end machines, support customers in process and application development, and offer job-shop services for small scale production.


Laser micro-milling using ultrashort pulse lasers makes it possible to machine accurately shaped structures with very small features into nearly any material. The process allows removal of extremely thin layers and is especially interesting for machining of very hard materials and delicate parts.

Surface texturing

Laser micro-texturing using ultrashort pulse lasers is a new technology for applying surface textures with very fine features and an extremely high depth resolution. It allows the creation of small-scale textures that change the functional properties of surfaces, like reduction of friction or change of optical properties. The process can be applied on any material and can be used for texturing complex curved surfaces.


Lightmotif builds ultrashort pulse laser micromachining systems. Our focus is on flexible laser micromachining and surface texturing systems intended for research and development or for small scale manufacturing in high-tech job shops, but we are also able to deliver single purpose production machines.

Mold texturing

Lightmotif's 3D surface texturing technology can be used to apply micro-textures to molds, enabling the creation of molded parts with functional surfaces. The replicated textures can add functional properties such as soft-touch, anti-glare, water-repellent / super-hydrophobic, and low-friction to (part of) the product's surface.