Lasers for medical device manufacturing have come a long way in recent years, unlocking new innovations in the medical industry. Their non-contact, abrasion-resistant applications are perfect for all types of medical grade materials.
- Mark, cut, drill or weld medical plastics
- “Cold marking” using ultrafast lasers
Lasers for Medical Devices
From marking plastics and stainless steel with UDI compliant data to drilling thin films and micro tubing—lasers are versatile tools used throughout the medical industry.
Our engineers understand the complexity of the medical industry and will work with you to meet strict regulatory standards.
Laser Applications for Medical Devices
Using lasers to mark medical components creates clean, permanent marks without making contact with parts. You can even use our proprietary software to mark parts while they’re in motion—significantly increasing production speeds and ease of integration. Whether you’re marking medical-grade plastics, metals, glass or pharmaceutical tablets, our custom laser systems will meet your application needs.
Laser cutting offers many advantages compared to other MDM cutting methods. A non-contact process, laser cutting doesn’t require blades or tools, which need to be sharpened and replaced, and doesn’t impart unnecessary force on the product. It also enables quick changeovers between cutting paths; simply select a new software file.
Application examples include cutting eyes into catheters, as well as modifying needles and cannulas.
Lasers can drill extremely precise apertures in medical devices and products. One common application is drilling pharmaceutical tablets for osmotic release. CMS Laser is a global leader in this technology. Our TD-140 Tablet Driller processes up to 140,000 tablets per hour with double vision verification and dual-layer tablet color detection capabilities.
Another laser drilling application utilizes a femtosecond laser to drill micron-scale internal holes and channels on lab-on-a-chip (LOC) devices.
Medical device welding requires extreme precision to create clean, durable hermetically sealed welds. Laser welding meets these needs.
Beams focus onto small spot sizes—achieving thin weld line widths. Depending on your application, you can also use gantry motion or galvanometer steering to precisely direct the beam’s placement. The resulting welds are strong, durable and impervious—especially when paired with specially designed fixtures. In addition, this process welds transparent plastic parts together with no additives or color changes. And unlike ultrasonic welding, laser welding plastic produces no debris.
Cold Marking With UV Lasers For Plastic Medical Devices
Achieve non-thermal, UDI compliant laser marking of medical plastics using an ultraviolet laser.
Discover The Potential of Ultrafast Laser Sources for Drilling
Drill micro-tubing with no dross or slag, eliminating the need for post-processing.
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