Stents are tubular medical devices used to widen narrowed blood vessels.
25 years ago, Raytech was asked if laser cutting could be used to (mass) produce this application. The production of stents was possible with the then in use laser machinery, but in order to manufacture larger series, a new & faster production method was needed.
Raytech developed a tailor-made tube laser machine for the serial production of high-precision stents. Meanwhile, different types of stents are produced, in different materials (stainless steel, nitinol,..) and sizes.
Always within the framework of the proposed ISO standards & necessary quality assurance for medical applications.