Medical

Key Industry Expertise

  • Stent Manufacturing
  • General Cylindrical Processing
  • Hermetic Seam Welding
  • Intraocular, Contact and Toric Lens Manufacturing
  • DNA Sequencing and Molecular Level Life Sciences
  • Bio Printing
  • Medical Devices, Oncology and Imaging

Innovation Across Life Sciences

Aerotech manufactures high-performance motion systems and components for medical and life sciences applications including stent cutting, cardiac pacemaker and catheter laser welding systems, IOL and contact lens manufacturing, DNA sequencing, blood sequencing, haptic mills and drills, x-ray machines, magnetic resonance scanners, and CAT scanners. We can customize a medical device laser welding system for any need. Our medical device laser welding systems, stent cutting systems, and other motion systems and components can give your firm an edge in the highly competitive medical device manufacturing market. Our medical device laser welding systems provide you with the lowest cost of ownership and the best return on your investment.

Surgical Precision

Aerotech has been designing and manufacturing motion control and positioning systems and components since 1970, and we manufacture our own industry-leading motors, drives, controllers, stages, and gantries to create a complete, optimized system solution. Let us show you how Aerotech's innovation and experience can provide you with the optimum solution for your medical device laser welding system needs.

Dramatically Superior Outcomes

An example of a product developed for a specific medical application is Aerotech’s HermeSys™, a holistic design that optimizes all aspects of the cardiac pacemaker hermetic seam welding process. Specialized mechanics are used to accurately position the cardiac pacemaker during the laser welding process. Onboard kinematics allows the programming of laser weld geometry in part space for rapid optimization of process parameters on the machine (no post-processing required). Finally, a reference design is available for an automated material handling system to ensure that the part load/unload cycle can keep pace with the optimized cardiac pacemaker laser welding process.

Another example is Aerotech's VascuLathe stent manufacturing system, a revolutionary approach to satisfying the demanding requirements of stent manufacturing applications. The fully integrated motion system couples automated material handling functionality with high performance direct-drive linear and rotary motion capability. The integral linear-rotary design increases throughput by two- to five-times when compared to traditional screw-based or other manufacturing approaches, while still maintaining submicron tolerances on tight part geometries. The higher throughput of the VascuLathe means that fewer machines are required to produce an equivalent number of stents when compared to traditional manufacturing approaches, resulting in lower total labor costs and reduced floor space requirements. Alternatively, the VascuLathe can be used to meet increased and varied product demand within the existing manufacturing space, saving the costs associated with facility expansion.