Tobias Kuehnle named managing director of Trumpf Canada

Tobias Kuehnle will become the managing director of Trumpf Canada, effective April 1. Kuehnle succeeds Stefan Fickenscher, who became the sales director of the machine tool division in the U.S. at Trumpf starting on Jan. 1.  Fickenscher will be interim managing director of Trumpf Canada until Kuehnle takes over. Kuehnle joined Trumpf in 2006, starting out in

Light-based medical products: What you need to know

Photonics technologies are everywhere but need a deft touch to integrate into light-based medical products. Scott Wohlstein, The Photonics Group Much like electronics is the study of the electron, photonics is the study of the photon and includes its generation/emission, transmission, detection and analysis. Incandescent/fluorescent light sources, UV lamps, lasers, LEDs, lenses, fiber optics, detectors

How laser marking could solve the medical device industry’s UDI challenges

Here are five ways that laser marking could provide advantages to medical device companies when it comes to meeting permanent marking requirements under FDA’s Unique Device Identification program. Ashir Thakore, SABIC As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) implements its phased Unique Device Identification (UDI) program across medical device classes, OEMs are considering methods

Cadence expands laser processing capabilities

Cadence has expanded its laser processing technologies with a new CL900 Cincinnati laser cutting machine. The new 4,000W fiber laser cutter adds to Cadence’s modified tube cutting lasers and completely custom flat sheet cutting lasers, Cadence announced yesterday. It also has the ability to cut 1,000 in. per minute (IPM) with a positioning accuracy of +/-0.001

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