Medical laser processing guide available

LSA Laser, a provider of precision micro laser welding services for medical device manufacturing, is offering a free laser engineering guide with conversions, a weldability chart, and feature examples.

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Plymouth, MN -- LSA Laser, a laser component manufacturer offering precision micro laser welding for use in a broad range of medical devices, has created an Laser Engineering Reference Handbook offering conversions, a weldability chart, and feature examples.

LSA Laser's offerings include micromanufacturing of tubing, ribbon and round wire for medical devices including defibrillation leads, stents, catheterization subassemblies, and surgical instruments. Drawing from over 15 years experience on more than 35 major laser processing systems, the company's guide, available to qualified engineers, contains valuable information on:

  • Conversion charts, including length and tolerance conversions, listed along with French Scale and 15 other conversions. This helps to get the numbers right first time around.

  • Weld symbols and weld symbol configurations (ANSI/AWS) are called out on a typical part drawing and 3D part schematic. Based on industry standards, this helps in the development of understandable and usable part drawings during the product development stages.

  • Weldability chart for 20 different metals, from tungsten and molybdenum to zinc and tin. Grades of weldability of these metals are excellent, good, fair, and poor. Quick comparison and evaluation can be made of one metal versus another.

  • Part feature examples (real world photos) for miniature laser welding, brazing, cutting, and assembly. Designers can see and visualize a good range of possibilities for their design application.

To get a copy of the Laser Engineering Reference Handbook, go to, email:, or write to: LSA Laser Services And Automation, 5015 Cheshire Parkway North, Plymouth, Minnesota 55446.

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