Laser Processing

Cirtec offers a complete array of laser processing services in the manufacturing of medical devices. These services include:

  • Welding for a hermetic seal
  • Laser cutting
  • Laser marking and
  • Laser drilling.

To improve efficiency and cost, we have a complete toolroom that allows for immediate response to tooling requirements in support of the laser team’s fixturing needs.

Testing is critical to ensuring the integrity of laser welding. As such, we place an emphasis on the verification of seals using one or more testing modalities depending on the material as well as the intended use of the final product. Data can be provided to assure customer confidence in laser weld integrity and components meeting specification.

We also recognize that our customers need a contract manufacturer on which they can rely for precision and on-time delivery. Our extensive experience and capabilities allow us to produce machined components for a wide range of laser welded requirements. This allows completed medical component manufacturing for devices and assemblies to be supplied from a single source.

Laser Cutting

Laser cutting produces close tolerance, tubular medical components devices and assemblies. Cirtec’s laser cutting system allows us to manufacture very complex, difficult components with extreme accuracy and repeatability. Our laser cutting process provides fast, flexible and cost-effective cutting of metals and non-metals. Benefits include:

  • Eliminating part distortion due to small heat affected zones
  • Intricate part-cutting ability
  • Ability to cut most materials
  • No tool wear
  • Fast, inexpensive prototyping
  • Reduced burr removal

Laser Marking

Laser marking provides complete graphics marking on a variety of materials for medical devices and assemblies such as: logos, serialization and identification. With 3-axis laser marking, Cirtec can mark any shape of component with precision and clarity. Benefits include:

  • Customized application of bar codes, serial numbers, logos, text
  • Clear, constant, rich in contrast
  • Use with a wide variety of materials
  • Accuracy of position with high repeatability
  • Able to mark the most delicate, sensitive components
  • Circumferential marking
  • Long-lasting and durable

Laser Drilling

For medical component manufacturing, laser drilling is a fast, repeatable and adaptable alternative to mechanical or EDM drilling. Cirtec’s drilling system can create holes as small as 0.001″. Benefits include:

  • No drill breakage or tool wear due to non-contact process
  • Virtually unlimited hole sizes and shapes
  • Drilling on curved surfaces due to multi-axis capability
  • Drilling both hard and soft materials
  • Cost-competitive
  • Reduced burr removal

Laser Tube Cutting

Cirtec provides laser tube cutting with a variety of patterns for catheters, guide wires and torque applications. We can provide laser tube cutting solutions for medical components, assemblies and devices that improve:

  • Axial rigidity
  • Torque without backlash
  • Kink resistance
  • Trackability