Qioptiq and Acal BFi announce distribution partnership

Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies company, said today that it’s forged a new European distribution partnership with Acal BFi. The deal with Acal BFi boosts application support and enables more sectors to benefit from Qioptiq’s leading laser technology across Europe. Qioptiq designs and makes precision lasers serving a wide range of applications across medical technology, life science, scientific

Cadence touting microstamping and welding at DeviceTalks Boston

Cadence is a full-service contract manufacturer and supplier of advanced products, technologies and services to medical device, life science and industrial companies worldwide. Cadence specializes in products that require high-performance components that are difficult to manufacture, single-use products (such as precision hand tools) and consumable replacement parts for machinery. Featured technologies: Microstamping and complex laser welding Cadence specializes

Resonetics acquires Aduro Laser

Resonetics announced that it has acquired Aduro Laser. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. “We are very excited to partner with Grayson Beck and Demian Backs, who have created raving fans with Aduro’s disruptive business model,” Tom Burns, Resonetics’ CEO, said. “We share a similar culture with an emphasis on innovation, speed

UDI laser marking: Here’s the key to making it durable

Optimized lasers and passivation can make the difference when it comes to creating durable UDI laser markings for medical devices, according to a new long-term case study. Tuttlingen, Germany–based Add’n Solutions, worked with FOBA Laser Marking+Engraving to test the marking processes. The results found that FOBA’s short pulse fiber making lasers worked better when optimized to adapt to

Reducing production waste with laser profiling and characterization

Mark Szorik, MKS Instruments As a general rule, most industries preparing a production line run a few sacrificial products, and then, if all checks out, begin running production. This is all well and good until the unexpected hits product quality or volume – or both. When something malfunctions on a modern, precision, high-speed process, it can

Trumpf is a 2017 Young Adult Employer Champion

Trumpf recently announced that it is among businesses receiving the Pathways to Apprenticeship award as part of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions’s Young Adult Employer Champion award. “We are honored to receive this award recognizing our apprenticeship program,” Trumpf’s training manager Christine Benz said in a news release. “The skills gap is a problem plaguing many manufacturers

VitalDyne becomes VitalDyne Medical

VitalDyne (Cokato, Minn.) has changed its name to VitalDyne Medical to better reflect its contract manufacturing specialization in medical devices and components. “The new VitalDyne Medical name, along with our branding theme and logo, emphasize our expertise and capabilities that we have grown exponentially since the company began operations nearly two decades ago,” David Timmersman,

Laser ablation and medical device manufacturing: what you need to know

David Van de Wall, Amada Miyachi Europe Laser ablation is gaining popularity for medical device applications that require stripping of coatings on cylindrical components like hypotubes and guide wires. It is also being widely used for advanced surface treatments, including discoloration or foaming of plastics and darkening or annealing of metal parts. Offering a repeatable

Qioptiq introduces new UV Linos lens

Qioptiq – an Excelitas Technologies company delivering innovative optical and photonic solutions – has introduced its new telecentric UV Linos 70 mm F-theta-ronar lenses for 340–360 nm. The latest edition to the popular Linos product line delivers increased scan field and small spot size for laser material processing industry. It features a bigger scan field

How Laird’s thermoelectrics lower costs for medical laser cooling

TEMs and TEAs provide precision cooling and heating in a wide variety of modular platforms to meet application demands… Laird (LRD: London) has designed and manufactured thermoelectric modules (TEMs) and thermoelectric assemblies (TEAs) that keep laser optics stable and at peak operating performance by controlling the operating temperature of the medical laser to within defined

Synova opens new micro-machining center in New Jersey

Synova, a manufacturer of high-precision laser cutting systems, announced April 10 that it has relocated its North American Micro-Machining Center (MMC) operations to Secaucus, N.J. The MMC offers laser machining services such as application trials, single and recurring cutting jobs and machine demonstrations. The new MMC will house two Laser MicroJet systems, the new 5-axis

This Trumpf laser could solve your UDI compliance problems

Trumpf is touting a new laser and software module that enables UDI marking from a single source. Medical device makers can create corrosion-resistant marks on highly reflective materials using ultra-short pulsed lasers. By combining a marking laser with a UDI software module, Trumpf offers both components from a single source. This helps manufacturers to comply with

David Timmersman appointed president of Vitaldyne

David Timmersman has been appointed president of Vitaldyne, a contract manufacturer specializing in the manufacture, assembly and packaging of medical devices and components. Timmersman assumes the position held by Mariellyn Kuske, a founder of the company who will be retiring once the transition to new leadership is complete. Mariellyn Kuske, along with her husband Mike, began Vitaldyne

How Norman Noble is furthering medical device manufacturing

Norman Noble (Highland Heights, Ohio) continues to innovate in the medical device manufacturing space through capabilities including its Noble SynchroFlash Machining and Noble STEALTH (System To Enable Ablation Laser Technology Haz-free). Norman Noble’s SynchroFlash Machining uses Swiss turning and milling with laser machining. It provides cost savings with faster production times and a better quality

LPKF to demonstrate circuit board prototyping at Satellite 2017

LPKF Laser and Electronics is set to exhibit its ProtoMat E44 in-house printed circuit board prototyping at Satellite 2017. The ProtoMat collection is a low-cost introduction to professional in-house printed circuit board prototyping. The E44 has a 40,000 rpm spindle with a maximum travel speed of up to 100 mm per second. The ProtoMat circuit