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Laser Processing


Laser Processing

Laser processing

A company offers laser systems that provide the speed of galvanometer processing or the precision of a fixed beam with the versatility of x-y axes. The systems are suitable for manufacturing stents, catheters, and other medical devices.
Preco Inc., Somerset, WI

Laser manufacturing

Components for neurostimulation devices, spinal implants, urological devices, and cardiac stents are precision-laser processed. The company’s capabilities include fabricating stents and other similar tubular parts made of nitinol, cobalt, stainless steel, chromium, plastic silicone, and medical polymers including Teflon, PVC, acrylic, Delrin, and PTFE. Services include radius cutting as small as 0.002 in. diameter in tube sizes from 0.020 to 0.230 in. Holes as small as 0.0005 in. diameter and groove 0.0008 in. wide can also be achieved.
Vitaldyne, Waverly, MN

Laser welding services

A company has added helium leak and mechanical testing to its laser welding services. The testing ensures hermetically and mechanically sound laser welds for critical applications. Joint design, material selection, and weld validation are available to complement the firm’s nanosecond and picosecond laser micromachining, laser surface texturing, and laser marking and engraving capabilities.
Mound Laser & Photonics Center Inc., Miamisburg, OH


Miniature q-switched oscillators are ultracompact, monolithic, short-pulsed, solid-state lasers with output wavelengths of 946, 1030, 1047, 1053, or 1064 nm, or the second, third, and fourth harmonies thereof, with peak powers of up to 50 kW. The units are configured to customer requirements to provide pulse widths from 0.1 to 10 nanosecond with a diffraction-limited beam. They are capable of energies from nanojoules to 40 µJ. Repetition rates from single shot to 300 kHz are available.
RPMC Lasers Inc., O’Fallon, MO

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