A range of medical applications

June 2006
Industrial Laser Solutions;Jun2006, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p2
The article discusses how excimer-laser micromachining combined with precision motion and machine vision systems can become a useful tool in the microfabrication of intravascular devices. Excimer lasers are being used to strip polymer coating from the metal wires of cauterization devices to provide electrical access to these wires. Lasers are also used in the fabrication of polymer-coated metal stents, which are inserted to into a re-opened blood vessel to support the vessel walls during the healing period.


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