Lasers in Medical Device Manufacturing
The world of medical device manufacturing has changed in many ways over the past few decades, and a lot of those changes are due to the use of laser technlogy. The 21st century is seeing the advent of microdevices that require all new methods of production, requiring a high level of precision. Lasers are the future when it comes to making perfect cuts that leave no debris on the medical device or part being produced. It’s an efficient, cost-effective way to manufacture these devices that are so important for proper medical care.
We use several methods in our laser manufacturing to ensure a high-quality product. Medical device identification is important, and while this is an add-on service, our expert technicians can use lasers to laser mark serial numbers or other identifying marks on the devices for quality assurance. Our company also offers laser cutting systems for a sterile production method.
Laser manufacturing services have streamlined the process of medical device manufacturing — and that, in turn, has lowered production costs while driving quality ever higher. We provide a top of the line product faster and more cost effective, and we are always looking at new technologies for ways to make further improvements to the production process.
Your project requires flexibility and precision. We deliver.
Bring Laser Light Technologies your challenges. Our specialty is laser micromachining, which we use to manufacture microscopic components for Fortune 500 companies. We have the expertise and equipment to deliver the highest precision and performance in a wide variety of materials.
Whether your project calls for laser ablation, cutting or drilling, you can trust we’ll match it with world-class engineers and high-speed laser systems.
In addition to supplying established products, Laser Light continues to break new ground, from developing innovative medical device products to meeting needs for greater speed, quality, or economy. Please reach out to learn more about our laser micromachining services, collaborative approach, and commitment to high standards.
Laser Light Technologies has experience micromachining parts for a diverse range of medical devices. We’ve provided a list with some examples below, but it is by no means exhaustive. If you don’t see your specific application, please contact us to explore how our capabilities can contribute to your project.
Laser Light medical industry applications include:
- Drilling for embolic filters in various device types
- Drilling flow holes for oxygen regulators
- Drilling orifices in injection-molded, disposable parts
- Cutting plastic film shapes for device components
Improving Profits with Automation
Traditional methods of processing intravenous line valves were pushing up costs and threatening the product’s market viability for a medical component provider. Laser Light’s business-winning solution was to replace extensive handling and laborious machining with an automated system and an innovative, beam-splitting process. This enabled delivery of parts at a more competitive price point that improved profit margins for the customer.
Integrating Robotics for Efficiency
Thanks to the integration of a collaborative robotic arm, manufacturing life-saving medical devices has never been more efficient. The process, which once required several work cells and multiple laser operators, can now be done at Laser Light with a single work cell and one laser operator. This upgrade frees operators from repetitive tasks so they can focus on more fulfilling work. It also reduces manufacturing costs to increase profit margins for our customers.