FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ARLINGTON, Vt. (February 14, 2012) — MackMedical/Mack Molding has doubled its high precision laser welding capacity to meet the growing needs of the orthopaedic surgical case and tray market, a major growth area for the company.
The Litron Series 30 Welding System is tailor-made to laser weld Mack’s preferred bracket design for holding surgical instrumentation. The resulting hermetically sealed weld bead is free of gas, air and contaminants, producing a more robust and inherently cleaner assembly than traditional riveting methods. The premium system is fully self-contained rather than open-air, providing a safer, cleaner process and a smaller footprint for integration into a one-piece work flow production environment.
Powered by a Trumpf TruPulse 21 — TruPulse 556 laser, the welding cabinet can accommodate a work piece of 19.5″ in the X coordinate, 11.5″ in the Y coordinate, and 10″ in the Z coordinate. The 200-watt laser offers 6-8 kW pulse power and 90J MAX pulse energy.
The Fanuc CNC programmable system can fuse materials into a continuous weld bead up to12mm. The system allows high heat welding in a concentrated, repeatable, accurate fashion without warp, resulting in significant cost- and time-efficiencies. It will be installed and operational at Mack’s headquarters plant by early March.
About Mack Molding
Mack Molding is a leading custom plastics molder and supplier of contract manufacturing services. Mack specializes in plastics design, prototyping, molding, sheet metal fabrication, full-service machining and medical device manufacturing. Founded in 1920, Mack is a privately owned business that operates 10 facilities throughout the world. Don Kendall is president and CEO.
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