Laser
Ablation

Laser ablation, or laser wire stripping, is a non-mechanical means to remove the coating from select locations on a given wire substrate compared to conventional wire stripping. The result is clean, undamaged wire that has not been marred by mechanical cutting blades. The laser ablation process provides greater flexibility in locating the areas of coating removal, allowing you to design more complex components.

Advantages:
  • Tighter tolerances
  • Precise transition zones
  • Discrete lengths
  • Processing from a spool or discrete pieces
Applications:
  • Cardiac rhythm management
  • Neurostimulation
  • Guidewires
  • Electrophysiology
  • End terminations
Wire Types Sizes Coating Types Coating Thickness Lengths Ablation
Locations
Ablation
Lengths*
  in. mm   in. mm in. m   in. mm
Solid
Strand
Cable
Min 0.002
Max 0.050
Min 0.05
Max 1.27
ETFE
PTFE
PFA
FEP
and others
Min 0.0002
Max 0.005
Min 0.005
Max 0.127
Max 80 Max 2.03 Beginning
End
Variable
Min 0.004 Min 0.102
*Variable lengths on given components
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