Laser Automation Software SCA

SCA is a universal and flexible tool for controlling and automating laser, translation stages, galvanometer scanners, piezo positioners, and other devices used in laser micromachining systems.

With its abundance of advantageous features, SCA makes micromachining tasks easily describable, controllable, and repeatable.

SCA features:

  • Direct control of positioning stages (no G-code).
  • Control of synchronized 4 axis positioning system, including linear, galvanometer, rotary.
  • Additional positioning axis in unsynchronized moves.
  • Convenient algorithms and mathematical commands.
  • Synchronization of laser operation and sample positioning stages and galvo-scanners.
  • Integrated micro-monitoring function.
  • 2D/3D fabrication trajectory preview window.
  • Integrated process control.
  • Position synchronized output (PSO).
  • Direct laser parameter control.
  • Motorized attenuator control.
  • Virtual joystick.

SCA versions

SCA professor™ is the most flexible, fully functional edition, dedicated to technically and ideologically unlimited 3D micromachining experiments.

SCA student™ is a cost-effective software solution for relatively simple micromachining tasks. It controls either a three-axis motion system or two-axis galvanometer scanners.

SCA engineer™ is dedicated to industry and industrial research laser micromachining systems. Implying task optimized machine vision algorithms, production operation mode, control of production line peripherals, etc. SCA Engineer is suitable for automated control of high-end laser micromachining instruments.

Supported file formats

*.dxf – for 3D and 2D object fabrication.

*.plt (.hpgl, .hpg) – standard plotter format for fabrication of 2D objects; features fabrication trajectory optimization, hatching function with varying line density and angle.

*.stl – file format standard used in 3D lithography; features horizontal and angled slicing, shell formation according to the surface of an object, shells (or layers) can vary in numbers, the distance between shells. Users can define a number of inside and outside shells to be modeled and the distance between them. It allows for increasing the wall thickness of a fabricated 3D object.

*.bmp – a general raster graphics file format, featuring grayscale fabrication based on pulse density, relief fabrication based on bitmap intensity levels, polarization change based on bitmap intensity levels.


  • 3D direct laser writing
  • Laser cutting
  • Laser etching
  • Laser marking
  • Laser dicing

Machine vision and sample recognition

SCA software has integrated camera sample view functionality. It displays an image of the sample provided by the CCD camera in the background of the fabrication preview display.

Calibrated field view displays an actual sample image with fabrication trajectories on top of it in proper scale. This function allows users to put trajectories on the sample precisely where needed.

Additional modules may be added on request, to recognize the sample or its position.

Sample recognition module features:

  • Sample shape recognition
  • Sample position and its rotation angle detection
  • Precise sample positioning under the fabrication objective
  • Sample position offset compensation
  • Adding new shapes for recognition
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