LSA Laser Opens New Cleanroom

Bob Michaels

May 5, 2010

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LSA Laser Opens New Cleanroom

LSA's new cleanroom is equipped to perform medical-device manufacturing operations.

Continuing the expansion of its medical device manufacturing facilities, LSA Laser (Plymouth, MN) has announced the installation of a Class 100,000 cleanroom that will include a CO2 laser system. Up to five more systems are planned for precision processing of silicone, TPE, Teflon, and other polymers, in addition to a range of medical-grade metal materials.

"Growing demand for precision laser-processed medical components and assemblies is the reason for this continuing expansion," comments Tom Noll, LSA's president. "Our unique facilities and processes, together with our partner relationships with customers, drive this growth. By teaming with customer development engineers during the product development process, we work through design iterations utilizing our laser machines and engineers to refine a design and an appropriate manufacturing process. Our new cleanroom facility enables us to expand these customer partnerships."

A contract manufacturer of medical device components and assemblies, the ISO 13485:2003-certified company recently moved into new 26,000-sq-ft manufacturing and office facilities. It utilizes 26 laser welding and cutting systems with up to six-axis motion control and specializes in computer-aided manufacturing techniques.

LSA employs laser cutting, laser welding, laser ablation, and laser marking to manufacture a range of medical devices, including defibrillation leads, stents, catheters, surgical instruments, orthopedic components, hearing devices, and other products. The company can process a variety of materials, such as platinum, titanium, nitinol, and nichrome in sizes as small as 0.001 in.

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