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Laser soldering and plastic welding; both possible with direct diode lasers
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Projection welding of Fasteners to Hot Stamped Boron Components
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Dark marks that are resistant to bacterial growth, passivation, corrosion and autoclaving. Read more.
High production rate + high yield = industrial process success. Understanding both the process requirements and production environment allows companies to optimize their production rates resulting in lower cost per part and higher profit.
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A medical device is considered implantable if it is either partly or totally introduced surgically into the human body and is intended to remain there after the procedure. It is estimated that 10% of the American population and 5% to 6% of people in industrialized countries have an implantable medical device of some sort to help rebuild body functions, achieve a better quality of life, or expand longevity. Examples of implantable devices include ICDs, LVADs, pacemakers, auditory implants (cochlear), pacemakers and pumps. They typically consist of a microelectronic system encapsulated in a hermetically sealed canister with electrodes connecting the device to the body part/organ but may also simply be wire mesh or other materials.
Implantable medical devices include wire mesh, pacemakers and associated electronics, brachyseeds and more:
A pacemaker is a small device that utilizes electronic stimulation to help control the heartbeat. Electronics, including batteries, are hermetically sealed in a titanium or titanium alloy case with a metal alloy lead. In keeping with FDA's UDI compliance, cases are permanently marked with pertinent information about the device including manufacturer name, location, date and serial number.
Brachytherapy seeds (brachy seeds) are small metal cans roughly the size of a grain of rice which are filled with a radioactive isotope like palladium, iridium, iodine or cesium, hermetically sealed and either applied on the surface of a tumor or individually implanted into the tumor in a strategic location. The brachy seeds emit radiation and shrink/destroy the tumor over time. Brachy seeds may remain in the body permanently or temporarily. Brachy seeds are typically made of titanium which features low density, high strength and a high level of corrosion resistance.
Medical Implant - Fiber Laser Marking
Hermetic Welding of Medical Devices
Electronics in an Implantable Medical Device
Titanium Pacemaker Case
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