Amada Miyachi America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of welding, marking, cutting, sealing, and bonding technology, will be highlighting resistance welding, monitoring, and laser marking and cutting equipment at MD&M West, which takes place February 5-7, 2019, at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, Booth #2911. To be showcased is the Sigma Fiber Laser Stent and Medical Tube Cutting System, designed for precision laser micro cutting of medical stents and tubes. Sigma recently won a prestigious 2018 GOOD DESIGN® Award, the world’s most prestigious, recognized and oldest design awards program, organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.
The Sigma Fiber Laser Stent & Tube Cutting System on display features high speed linear motors and the latest generation digital controller minimize tool path cycle time. The Sigma Tube Cutter can be outfitted with either single mode fiber laser or femtosecond laser. The single mode fiber laser enables a fast and stable laser micro cutting process and an operator orientated system design maximizes user ease and efficiency. The Sigma will be shown with a femtosecond laser, which provides best in class cut quality using cold ablation cutting to produce unrivalled edge quality that significantly reduces post processing costs. The 2018 GOOD DESIGN® Award recognized the Sigma for increasing accuracy of laser cuts for micrometal tubing, allowing for greater precision and smaller features in the production of medical stents.
Visitors to the booth can also see a range of resistance welding equipment, including the industry-leading UB29 linear DC micro welder, offering precision control for micro-miniature resistance welding. The UB29 is a perfect choice for wire assemblies, sensors, connectors, squibs, catheters, orthodontic appliances, pacemakers, implantable hearing devices, and battery packs. It will be shown with the Series 320 weld head, designed for use in either automation or benchtop welding.
Monitoring equipment to be featured includes the Advanced Data Analysis Monitor (ADAM) – the most advanced resistance welding monitor available from any manufacturer. ADAM offers information necessary for resistance welding process development, production monitoring and data to support ISO, GMP and TQM requirements. Rounding out the monitoring offerings will be the MM-400A, MM-122A and MM-315B Resistance Weld Checkers and the NEW MM-L300A laser monitor.
Laser marking equipment to be showcased at the booth includes the LMF20-HP fiber laser marker. This marker is well suited for marking UDI data matrices on medical devices, We will be demonstrating banding on stainless steel tubes.