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CMS Laser Continues to Provide Hardware and Customer Support

CMS Laser understands that uncertainty has become the new normal as Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts the entire world. While the health and safety of our customers and employees is our greatest priority, our Winter Park, Florida location continues to support our customers around the world. Our management team has been monitoring the situation, taking every possible […]

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Minimize Safety Risks for Your Laser-based Manufacturing Equipment

Manufacturers looking to upgrade their equipment with modern, laser-based solutions often may be unfamiliar with the measures needed to ensure operator safety and corporate culpability. This is understandable given the numerous online videos of unsafe laser use. However, current regulations and expert laser suppliers take a lot of the guesswork of implementing a safe laser […]

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Answering Your Top Questions

At CMS Laser, we strive to provide customers with best-in-class laser systems for a wide range of applications, and we often get questions from companies about how they can best work with us to meet their needs. To provide better insight into our capabilities and the type of work we do, we put together a […]

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Manufacturing Catheters with Laser Systems: Part II

In our last blog post, we explored the role various laser processes play in catheter manufacturing. Now, we turn our attention to examples of laser machine designs we’ve developed for this industry. Bear in mind, you can use one of these “standard” concepts, or our engineering team is happy to design a custom solution to […]

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Manufacturing Catheters with Laser Systems: Part 1

Lasers are precise, flexible and clean—making them an ideal tool for medical applications like catheter manufacturing. From cutting stainless-steel guide wires to marking text on plastic parts, lasers do it all with minimal heat and post-processing. Let’s explore the various laser processes found in catheter manufacturing—marking, welding, cutting and drilling—as well as the benefits laser […]

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Laser Solutions for UDI-Compliant Stainless Steel Marking

If you manufacture medical devices you’re already familiar with the Unique Device Identification (UDI) system. To comply with these FDA regulations, your stainless steel devices must bear a unique identifier that is durable, legible and permanent—making laser marking a popular solution. Let’s explore how stainless steel laser marking works, including the advantages it has over […]

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The Unique Material Processing Capabilities of Ultrafast Lasers

From precision micromachining to LED wafer scribing, ultrafast femtosecond and picosecond lasers shine in applications that have traditionally used nanosecond lasers. These ultrafast lasers have very short pulse widths—minimizing the heat-affected zone in metals, plastics, ceramic and glass. As a result, they can do what nanosecond lasers cannot—eliminating post-processing, raised edges and discoloration in processed […]

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Guide to Oxidation Laser Marking

Laser marking is a material treatment method that uses pulsed lasers and scanning heads. There are several different methods of laser marking, including engraving, removing, staining, foaming and annealing. Oxidation or anneal marking is one of the most popular and effective techniques for marking metals, such as steel and titanium. With this method, lasers are […]

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Custom, Versatile Laser Solutions for PCB Depaneling

Recently, two clients of CMS Laser were seeking depaneling solutions that required a certain level of automation. The experts at CMS Laser successfully developed two types of laser PCB depaneling systems that included an in-line conveyor and semi-automatic manual load system. For each client, CMS was able to deliver a custom solution that successfully met […]

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Key Components of Laser Routing and Cutting Systems for PCB Depaneling

Printed circuit board (PCB) laser depaneling is an effective way for manufacturers to save money and time. Boards often contain sensitive components that can be damaged easily and laser depaneling reduces undue stress on these components and their solder joints. To avoid unnecessary setbacks, be sure to have a proper understanding of the different methods […]

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