As a Critical Supplier, Laser Light Helps Fight COVID-19

With the COVID-19 pandemic, these are, of course, extraordinary times. COVID-19 has certainly tested our abilities as a nation to function, provide essential supplies and products, and keep the economy going. Americans—as friends, neighbors, co-workers—have found ways to adapt and support each other. This is also true of manufacturing companies. As a supplier of mission-critical … Continued

Laser Machining of Polymers Requires Material Knowledge

Many medical, life science, and electronic devices utilize components made from polymers such as polycarbonate, polyurethanes, ABS, FEP, polyamides, polyimides, PEEK, PTFE, PMMA, polyester, Nylon, and acrylics. Polymers are popular manufacturing materials because they are mechanically and chemically stable and good electrical insulators. Common products made from polymers include catheters, filters, printed circuit boards, substrates … Continued

Laser Processing for Medical Catheters

Catheters are increasingly complex in their designs—for example, combined materials, multiple lumens with different shapes, characteristics, and functions, and inner and outer diameters that continue to get smaller, but with added functionality. These needs make laser processing of medical catheters a high-precision procedure with incredibly tight, single-micron tolerances. Laser processing procedures that medical device manufacturers … Continued