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XL Precision Technologies has invested in Rofin laser technology for micro-machining and laser welding of tight tolerance, micro-dimension components.

Rofin’s Starweld Select is an ergonomically designed and fully integrated laser welding system that incorporates four high-precision axes that can be controlled manually with a joystick or operated under full CNC control.

The multi-mode operational capability of the Starweld Select enables different techniques to be used for product development, prototyping and full production runs.

Used in its simplest form, as a manual welding machine, component subassemblies can be aligned and tacked manually if required.

When used in semi-automatic mode, the system can be operated under joystick control for manual deposit welding or prototyping new and complex welding geometries.

The full CNC operational mode provides the functionality required for large-batch and continuous production runs.

Typical examples of medical-industry components and subassemblies laser welded by XL Precision Technologies include part of a minimal invasive surgery (MIS) procedure instrument.

Comprising of six individual items – four tubes and two spacers – the part is produced in two separate stages.

The first operation is to circumferentially weld the smaller 1.2mm outside-diameter tube longitudinally to the larger 1.6mm outside-diameter tube.

Two subassemblies from the first operation are located in a custom-designed fixture, together with the two spacers, and then laser welded on both sides to complete the assembly.

All welding operations on these parts are performed by the Starweld Select laser under full CNC control.

A further example is an irrigation tube used for operation procedure irrigation fluid vectors.

The welding operation on this part requires accurate positioning and precise control of the welding parameters and complex component manipulation.

Rofin-Baasel UK Ltd is the UK sales and support subsidiary of Rofin Sinar Technologies Inc, which is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of industrial lasers and is quoted on the USA NASDAQ stock exchange. Rofin makes lasers and laser systems for marking, welding, cutting, drilling and perforating and offers sources and solutions across all the main industrial laser technologies CO2, solid state and fibre lasers. Our lasers are employed in most manufacturing markets to give customers unprecedented results in terms of quality and throughput. We have over 30,000 installations in industries such as medical device, electronics, automotive, jewellery, tool and mould, aerospace and solar power. Examples demonstrating the range of capabilities of Rofin lasers include: * In-line packaging material manufacturers use our lasers to create ‘easy open’ perforated lines in packaging. * High street jewellers buy our microwelding workstations to make and repair jewellery. * Surgical tool and implant manufacturers produce clean and permanent identification marks on their products with Rofin markers. * Photovoltaic customers rely on laser operations from scribing to drilling to make solar panels and wafers. Rofin-Baasel welcomes the opportunity to show customers what lasers can do for them.

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