Laser Processing

We are experts at the laser manufacturing of high-precision products.

As a full-service laser solutions provider, we manufacture high-precision parts to exact specifications, in the most efficient and cost-effective way. We excel at turning even seemingly impossible designs into high-value products that exceed customer expectations.

Our custom laser ablation processes selectively remove layers of substrate or coatings from materials or components with micron-level precision. We have ability to precisely remove virtually any polymer in medical device manufacturing.

Our laser systems provide high-precision laser cutting, with micron-level tolerances. We produce very small, complex features in a variety of materials, with methods such as direct write, trepanning, and mask projection, with no heat effects or material damage.

Our high-precision laser drilling technology produces small, complex features at micron-level tolerances, without heat effects or material damage. Our methods include direct write, mask projection, and more.

Wire Stripping

Our wire-stripping process removes sections of insulation or shielding without making physical contact with the conductor, enabling the processing of delicate wires and cables.

Ultra-Fast Lasers

Ultra-fast lasers are in high demand because of their speed and precision—they can cut features as small as 0.0005 inches (13 microns) with high accuracy and no thermal damage.

Femtosecond lasers cut incredibly fine features with submicron accuracy, eliminating heat-affected zones and reducing the need for secondary finishing.

Tip-forming is the process of shaping the end of the catheter into a specific shape that enhances maneuverability. Spectrum engineers use a laser to form the tip; no heating and shaping is required.

Laser cut hypodermic tubes (hypotubes) are small-diameter tubes that have been precisely cut using laser technologies. Hypotubes are commonly used in catheter assemblies.

How do you maintain quality control and process control at the submicron level?

One of the greatest benefits of lasers in manufacturing is the reliability/repeatability of the micromachining of complex features and patterns with great accuracy. Process repeatability is maximized by the higher pulse-to-pulse energy stability our lasers provide. Lasers are so fast and precise there is no thermal damage and usually no need for secondary finishing.

Deep material knowledge is also a must: for example, catheter functionality can be enhanced in several ways, including customizing stiffness and flexibility, kink resistance, torque transfer, and ovality properties. This can require multiple engineered materials with very specific properties based on additives and microstructures.

Laser processing applications will continue to advance as manufacturers incorporate more complex designs, materials, and added functionality. Often the best solutions result from customer and supplier engineering teams working together to create innovative laser systems that make extraordinary (and challenging) designs a reality.

Component Webstore

Shop off-the-shelf laser array tubing and polymer laser-cut marker bands

Working on a development project that requires laser-processed parts to be expedited fast? We offer off-the-shelf laser array tubing and polymer laser-cut marker bands on our component webstore – ready to ship the next day!

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