The Weiss Aug Group’s advanced prototyping capabilities now include a Laser Lab Technology Center, located at the Weiss-Aug Surgical Products Division in Fairfield, NJ. The new laser cutting and etching machines expand the capabilities of The Weiss-Aug Group to better support the demanding developmental requirements of today’s fast-moving markets.
Precision Laser cutting is faster, requires shorter setup, can process a vast array of raw materials and material tempers compared to that of traditional CNC technologies, all without sacrificing precision. This leads to quicker turnaround times for prototyping, putting parts in the hands of customers in hours, not days or weeks.
Equipment in the laser lab includes a new modulated fiber laser system. This latest generation technology enables laser cutting of materials with thicknesses to 1.5 mm (0.059 in) and delivers high-performance cut accuracy to ±25 µm ( ±0.001 in). Ultra-high-resolution cameras allow precise 2D and 3D engraving, as well as grave marking.
The combination of this technology with The Weiss-Aug Group’s 3D optical, laser and touch probe measurement systems allows fast deviation analysis and the creation of digital models for instant feedback to the iterative process. Customers benefit from this by being able to quickly test and modify prototypes to develop the best design.
The Weiss-Aug Group’s foundation in high volume precision metal stamping and insert-molding ensure that prototypes emulate the manufacturing process which result in designs that are cost effective and repeatable.
“At the end of the day, customers need to quickly iterate designs to feedback into final products and be assured that those part designs are manufacturable” says Michael Cullen, VP of Engineering at Weiss-Aug Surgical Products. “With Weiss-Aug’s 45+ years of experience and expertise in tooling, metal stamping and molding now combined with the latest prototype technologies, we can provide our customers with superior prototypes and superior manufacturing solutions”
The Surgical Products Division of The Weiss-Aug Group is focused on the development and manufacture of device components and assemblies utilized in surgical instrumentation. With facilities in the US and Mexico, The Weiss-Aug Group provides complete production lines for medical device assemblies.
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