Disc lasers in medical device manufacturing

Elavarasan, Ramasamy; Jepsen, Peter; Gettkant, Jan Henning
July 2011
Industrial Laser Solutions;Jul/Aug2011, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p16
The article focuses on the use of disc lasers by medical device manufacturing companies especially in stent cutting applications. It notes that disc lasers offer beam quality, excellent beam stability, and reduced heat affected zone (HAZ). It highlights the effectiveness of temporal modulation of energy in improving machining quality. It states that during the machining process, the optical energy from the laser is initially absorbed by the free electrons and converted into thermal energy.


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