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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

TechShop and The Fulton School at St. Albans: Achieving a mission together.

Laser Light Technologies proudly donates memberships to TechShop, a community-based space where members have access to “over $1 million worth of professional equipment and software.” Four of the memberships donated this year were given to The Fulton School at St. Albans, a small non-for-profit private school. We had an opportunity to speak with Dr. Lensyl … Continued

Employee Spotlight: Selfless acts do not go unnoticed.

We’d like to introduce you to Mary, a Laser Light Technologies employee who, after over two decades, has decided to retire at the end of this fiscal year. In 1995, Mary started Laser Light Technologies as a Laser Operator. In these last 22 years, Mary has left a lasting impression and selflessly given back to … Continued

How do you know if systems integration or contract manufacturing best meets your needs?

In the world of manufacturing, the ability to maintain quality and on-time delivery is key to staying competitive and profitable. This is why many factories use durable products like industrial pointing devices ( found on http://www.cksglobal.net/product-category/industrial-pointing-devices/). While these are all common goals manufacturers strive to obtain, getting there can lead down two very distinct paths: … Continued

Design facilitation: the best idea for making your great idea succeed

Congratulations. You have an idea for a breakthrough part that is needed during surgery. Or maybe your company has considered developing a vital component for the aeronautics industry.You may even be at the initial stage of creating a part desperately needed in disease research that could possibly lead to new cures. That’s the good news. But if your … Continued