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Bold Laser Automation Inc. now offers the LMM500 series of laser tools for early-stage creation of medical devices such as catheters and stents. Also, when prototyping requires quick turn and iterative test devices, the LMM500 can be used as a laser micromachining tool for 2D and 3D laser processing.
The LMM550 laser cuts precisely to produce small tube-based products such as stents or can switch to selective material removal techniques for drilling or milling microfluidic parts or even microelectronics substrates, the company explained in a press release. The standard LMM550G is a galvo-driven micromachining platform with a scan field size of 50 mm x 50 mm and an XY process zone of 10 x 10 in. (250 mm x 250 mm) with a Z-axis focus of 50 mm. The XY stages have an accuracy of +/-5 micron over their respective travels. Laser kerf widths down to <10 microns are possible with special optics offering down to a spot size of 3 micron, with a reduced field size of 7 mm x 7 mm. The system also provides for debris extraction for safety and a standard safety enclosure that meets FDA/CDRH standards.
Selecting from nanosecond, picosecond, and femtosecond laser options, the company works with clients to identify an optimized process to suit their needs. A modular tooling pallet system enables a user to clip in and out the fixtures for different products or process steps in prototyping.