During this process, an assist gas is used to irradiate and remove material. Resonetics has a range of laser tools including gas (CO2 and Excimer) and solid state (micro second and femto second) to cut metals and polymers.

Laser cutting is best applied to applications where:

  • Geometrical features required are very small
  • Geometrical requirements are complex and need to be applied over the length of a component or implant
  • Catheter (-parts) require custom properties based on the vascular path:
    • Radius of curvature
    • Transference of torque
    • Tensile strength
    • Variety in stiffness

Resonetics can meet the following specifications in laser cutting:

Features as small as 25 um +/-5 um

Materials: polymers and metals including include flat sheets, tubing & catheters:

  • The size of flat sheet can be max. 30,5 x 30,5 cm, thickness of 0.10 – 1.00 mm.
  • Wire, tubing and catheters (including multi lumen): minimum diameter 0.10 mm, length 200 cm.

Special laser cutting processes that are offered by Resonetics are Bioresorbable Stent Cutting and Custom Flexible Catheter Hypotube Design.