Lasers– notably fiber lasers – are particularly well-suited to medical industry laser tube cutting applications. From surgical instruments used in cutting and biopsy, to needles with unusual tips and side wall openings, or puzzle chain linkages for flexible endoscopes, laser tube cutting provides higher precision, quality, and speed than other cutting methods.
Topics: laser cutting
When cutting single-sided features on a tube, a portion of the laser power may pass through the cut, impinging on the opposing wall’s interior surface. Depending on the tube’s internal diameter, this may affect the material, resulting in either a slight color change or material removal that can often be corrected with electro polishing or another, similar post-process.
In our last blog, we explored when laser markers make sense in comparison to other marking technologies. Key reasons included high mark and material variation, fragile material, and mark durability. But did you know laser markers can also be used for machining? Yep - your laser marker can do double duty as a micromachining system!
Wire and sinker EDM are two of the oldest, most widely used traditional precision cutting technologies, but more and more manufacturers and jobshops are replacing or complementing their wire EDM capabilities with laser cutting systems which generally feature a smaller footprint, faster processing times, and lower cost-per-part ratio. Here are 3 reasons for YOU to consider laser cutting: