StarCut Tube Laser Tube Cutting SystemStarCut Tube SL Laser Tube Cutting System
StarCut Tube Laser Tube Cutting System

StarCut Tube Machine

The StarCut Tube systems are 3/4-axes CNC laser cutting solutions for fully-automated cutting of tube and flat material, especially for medical instruments and implants like stents and other high-precision parts. Frequently, the systems allow reducing numerous mechanical machining steps into a single laser processing routine.

High-Precision Laser Tube Cutting Systems with High Throughput Rate

  • Up to 50 % higher throughput with faster axes and more dynamic motion system
  • Fully automated tube loading
  • High-precision cutting system for medical implants or instruments
  • Capable of cutting struts smaller than a human hair
  • Completely integrated and easy-to-maintain wet cutting module
  • Automatic tube feeder for dry and wet cutting
  • Viewing via microscope or camera for the exact monitoring fo the cutting process
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI) with Security user access level, diagnostic and data logging for validated processes and user-friendly operation
  • New cutting head with adjustable x/y process gas nozzle and easy change of protection glass
  • Off-center cuts and engravings can be made in just one process step
  • Workpiece removal even during the cutting process
  • Fiber and/or femto laser can be integrated into StarCut Tube
  • Sorter module adaptable
  • IQ / OQ for FDA documentation according to GMP

With CNC-driven rotary-, x-, y- and z-axes and a solid granite machine set-up, even taper-free or offset cuts are as easy as an ultra-precise processing of oval tubes or flat parts. A new tube loading module with a side-loading magazine for tubes of 2 to 20 mm diameter and up to 3 m length allows for fully-automated hands-off production.

The StarCut Tube can be powered with our ultrashort pulse laser StarFemto FX or fiber laser StarFiber FC and achieves contour accuracies on the workpiece with better than +/- 5 µm. Femtosecond lasers allow cold laser cutting of almost all metals and low-melting biodegradable polymer materials for scaffolds.

Options:

Available as integration module with Autoloader StarFeed S and StarFeed L

Applications:
Typical applications for medical device technology such as laser cutting of stents & scaffolds, heart valves, endoscope & surgical instruments, hypotubes & guide wires

Features & Benefits


StarCut Tube

  • Massive and proven granite set-up
  • Tube diameter up to 30 mm
  • Flat cutting option
  • Available with 2, 3 or 4 axes
  • Laser Source - Available in StarFemto FX ultrashort pulse laser or StarFiber 180/320 FC fiber laser

StarCut Tube SL

  • Smallest footprint in the market
  • Tube diameter up to 15 mm
  • Massive and proven mineral cast set-up
  • Only 3 side accessibility necessary (minimizes production floor and allows high package density)
  • Laser Source - Available in StarFiber 180/320 FC fiber laser