Lasers and Medical Tubing

Laser Processing Methods Lasers services for medical tubing include high-precision laser cutting and drilling, with micron-level tolerances. We produce micron-scale complex features in a variety of materials and patterns, with no heat effects or material damage. Also in high demand are laser ablation and coating removal. These custom ablation processes selectively remove layers of substrate … Continued

Laser Micromachining Is a Key Process in Medical Balloon Manufacturing

Medical balloons are critical medical devices that require the highest manufacturing precision and quality. Balloon catheters, for example, enable a wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including stent delivery, dilating vessels, and clearing blockages. Medical balloons continue to get smaller to meet the needs of minimally invasive medical procedures, but they must also be … Continued

As a Critical Laser Manufacturing Company, We Help 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