2020 has been quite a year for manufacturing companies. Manufacturers have had to deal with trade wars, supply chain disruptions, and COVID-19, with uncertainty being the only constant. In tough times it is critical to have rock-solid partners that are willing to help, adapt, and share, with a “we’re in this together” attitude, to get the job done.
Even more, manufacturers prefer experienced partners who can provide a wide range of expert capabilities and services, all under one roof—thereby shortening the supply chain, reducing risk, improving decision making, and getting products to market faster. With fluctuating global supply chains, it is even better to have partners who are technologically advanced and located in the U.S.
This is why Laser Light Technologies, a provider of precision laser micromachining services and systems for the medical device, life science, and microelectronics industries, is highly respected as a manufacturing partner.
The company has invested in the latest equipment and technology to meet the toughest manufacturing challenges today, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Depending on a customer’s needs, we can quickly scale up for high volume production or perform low volume R&D for proof-of-concept testing. We work with our clients to manage inventory, maximize efficiency, and keep operational costs down. Also, by continuously collaborating with our clients through product development and production, Laser Light enables companies to be more resilient and agile when dealing with sudden market changes, and still deliver the best possible product at the lowest possible cost.
Services and Capabilities
As a full-service laser solutions provider, Laser Light manufactures high-precision parts to exact specifications, from virtually any material, in the most efficient and cost-effective way.
Services and capabilities include:
Contract manufacturing—an ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 certified organization, we provide precision-engineered laser manufacturing solutions, ranging from design for manufacturability to prototypes to high-volume production of complex parts and products.
Cutting and drilling—our high-precision laser cutting and drilling can produce features as small as 10-50-microns in width, with tolerances as tight as 1-2 microns. Clients frequently request complex geometries with high aspect ratio features such as trenches, wells, arrays, or custom-shaped holes drilled at specific angles, sometimes resulting in micro patterns of hundreds of thousands of holes.
Stripping wire—our custom laser stripping systems precisely remove insulation with no contact to the wire, enabling the processing of delicate wire gauges greater than 32 AWG with no damage to the conductor, or leftover residue that can impact performance. With real time inspection monitoring and automated handling, products can be produced at high volumes and cost-effective rates.
Ablation and coating removal—laser ablation processes selectively remove layers of substrate or coatings from precise locations using only laser energy. We remove a wide variety of coating materials, including polymers and metals. For example, the surfaces of drug-eluting balloons can be shaped with lasers to create flow channels for drugs or to provide pathways for electrodes. Laser ablation is also used to correct variable wall thickness or remove material to improve performance parameters, such as flexibility.
Medical balloon manufacturing—medical balloons are critical medical devices that require the highest manufacturing precision and quality. Lasers play a critical role in creating detailed, high-precision balloon features with no thermal damage to the surrounding area.
Product research and development—as OEMs design smaller and more complex products, with more sensitive materials, they collaborate with Laser Light to test out their designs and make them better—sometimes turning innovative prototypes around in a matter of weeks.
Design for manufacturability—we use our technical knowledge and problem-solving expertise at the earliest stages of design and development, including collaborative design consulting, prototyping, design for manufacturability, and manufacturing routing and integration setup.
Clean room processing and packaging—class 100 and class 1000 clean room facilities for proprietary post process cleaning and packaging to prevent contamination after manufacturing.
Inventory management and supply chain management—provides on-site customized inventory management and supply chain management systems that provides a single point of contact for managing downstream vendors, reducing lead time and costs.
2021 and Beyond
The challenges of 2020 will still be with us in 2021—production disruptions, slowdowns, material shortages, and worker safety issues—all of which threaten quality and reliability.
Laser Light Technologies is an ISO 9001:2015 and 13485:2016 certified company. We continue to invest in latest quality controls and equipment to be competitive and meet evolving production needs. We continuously monitor and adjust our compliance, improvement, and validation processes to maintain an effective quality management system, including automated in-line visual inspections.
As we move into 2021, it has never been more important to work with skilled partners that willingly engage and share their specialized knowledge and know-how, with the collaborative goal of making the best product possible.
We are incredibly grateful for our clients, who trust us with their product development and value our technical expertise. Our goal is to always deliver the best possible customer experience, from sales and account management to engineering and manufacturing. We greatly value collaboration and innovation and look forward to working with you in 2021.