26 Whipple Street
Nashua, NH 03060
Challenging the Limit of Laser Micro Manufacturing
At Resonetics, we lead through our Lightspeed™ Development Team and the Advanced Technology Group (ATG) that thinks outside the current parameters of laser processing to solve customers’ most challenging technical problems. The team has produced many technical advances in 2018 encompassed by a wide range of next generation capabilities including 3D micro ablation, precision nitinol cutting, fine wire welding, and precision wire stripping.
A key innovation is 3D micro machining of metals. This is completed through a 3D micro ablation process, which is a miniaturization of swiss CNC machining. The coupling of a precision ablation laser with a multi-axis workstation has enabled the micro scale manufacturing of parts in a variety of metals (Stainless Steel, Cobalt Chrome, Platinum, Platinum/Iridium, and Nitinol to name a few). 3D micro ablation was developed based on the unmet customer needs in the Neurovascular market, which required metal parts an order of magnitude smaller than CNC machining.
To innovate nitinol laser cutting, Resonetics combined a precision motion control workstation with a next generation laser and fundamental process knowledge to create a stent cutting system that is second to none. This technology is capable of holding single micron standard deviations on 25 micron struts across 50 mm long stents. The enhanced precision in cutting greatly improves the post processing consistency and manufacturing yield. Nitinol processing capabilities have been further expanded with the acquisition of STI Laser in Israel and the addition of shape setting and electropolishing capabilities in the Lightspeed Development lab in San Diego.
Resonetics is the leader in laser micro manufacturing for life sciences. Core competencies are laser processing, nitinol processing, and thin walled Swiss precision tube fabrication. Resonetics’ expertise started in polymer processing and has expanded to metals and glass. Our passion for laser technology complements our customers’ passion for improving and saving lives.
In addition, Resonetics has many industry firsts and is serious about innovation; we invest in internal R&D initiatives each year, resulting in many process patents and novel applications for next generation medical device applications. The company is ISO 13485:2016 certified with facilities in the U.S., Costa Rica, Israel and Switzerland.