Lasers cut, weld and mark the metal alloys and polymers used to build the latest medical implant breakthroughs, surgical instruments, and other related medical products. Many key characteristics of today’s lasers make the devices ideal for use in medical applications such as cutting stents and endoscopes, pacemaker components and other medical components. Laser cutting processes offer many advantages, including being a noncontact
method of cutting that has minimal thermal input into the workpiece while deliver- ing extremely precise spot sizes, or tool widths, on components requiring high
The latest developments in short-pulse and fiber lasers offer new ways to create today’s innovative medical devices.
The TruMicro 5000 line of picosecond lasers cuts stents and other medical components with a cold process that vaporizes metal and nonmetal parts, instead of melting them.
precision and high quality. Lasers are used to process a wide range of materials from stainless steel to Nitinol, a shape-memory alloy, and titanium, the preferred alloy for implantation into the human body, and polymers used in the high-volume fabrica- tion of microfluidic devices.