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Laser Services Adds High Power Fiber Guided Laser for Thicker/Denser Metals and Materials
Westford, MA – February 7, 2017 – Laser Services, an ISO 9001:2008 - AS9100C and ITAR registered laser job shop, today announced the purchase of a customized, fiber-guided, high power laser from TRUMPF. “We’re responding to customer demand to cut, drill, weld, and mark a wider range of thicker, denser, and more diverse metals and materials than ever before,” said Greg [...]Read More
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The potential benefit of functionally integrated components made of steel and aluminum has sparked global research in methods to weld these two dissimilar staple metals for many years. The ability to leverage steel and aluminum alloys in mixed metallic components could dramatically reduce the weight of automobiles and planes without sacrificing mechanical strength, and offers consumer and medical device [...] Read More
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At the 2017 International Microwave Symposium, our two associated brands were discussing the unique substrate and material processing requirements of the RF and microwave industry. What we found was if materials like alumina ceramic from Coorstek, metals, foils, epoxies, microwave absorbers, and other materials are what designers and procurement agents are looking for in a pinch (and they [...] Read More
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Laser Services is announcing the acquisition of a new laser marking system that enables Laser Services to provide higher quality marking on a wider range of materials/surfaces, all facilitating a faster turn-around on marking requirements. The 50 Watt TYKMA Electrox fiber laser marking system allows for up to 5-axis marking with frequency capabilities up to 50,000x per second. This new system is [...] Read More
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Westford, MA – February 7, 2017 – Laser Services, an ISO 9001:2008 - AS9100C and ITAR registered laser job shop, today announced the purchase of a customized, fiber-guided, high power laser from TRUMPF. “We’re responding to customer demand to cut, drill, weld, and mark a wider range of thicker, denser, and more diverse metals and materials than ever before,” said Greg [...] Read More
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Laser Services recently added two new hires in operations and sales. Mark Flahive joined Laser Services as a Production Manager bringing over 30 years of technical, sales, and management experience. His extensive background in the medical device, defense, aerospace and microwave industries, makes him a strong asset to the team. Laser Services also welcomed Michael Rios on their technical sales [...] Read More
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Laser Services has released a new video that focuses on their ceramic alumina substrate processing capabilities, specifically quick-turn laser cutting and drilling. In addition to being experts in laser cutting, drilling, marking, etching, and scribing ceramic substrates, Laser Services provides secondary lapping, polishing, grinding and more, as the video reveals. To satisfy fast turnaround [...] Read More
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Laser Services has announced the addition of a new metrology system for measuring precision parts. The Boulder Imaging ML Series metrology system measures and records single or multiple high-precision, two-dimensional parts in seconds, dramatically reducing inspection time As a full-service, high-power laser company for precision laser cutting, drilling, scribing, marking and welding, Laser [...] Read More
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Laser Services, Inc. has launched a newly redesigned website to include fresh insights and best practices on preparing files for laser cutting, drilling and welding, metals, ceramics, medical tools, adhesives, absorbers and more.  In addition to providing an improved navigation and user experience, the site delves further into the capabilities of this laser job shop, and showcases videos, [...] Read More
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Laser Services has released a video that shows their innovative approach to servicing engineers, designers, and operations managers with expert laser cutting, drilling, marking, etching, ablating, and welding services. The video provides insights on how to best employ Laser Services as an outsource and covers their full breadth of capabilities from prototyping to volume assembly. In addition, the [...] Read More
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Laser Services has announced the creation of the world's first super hero who packs a laser in the tip of his finger to be ready at a moment's notice to cut, drill, or weld his way out of any situation.  "Laser Man," created by Strand for Laser Services, is meant to personify Laser Services' quick-on-the-draw response time to a variety of high tech applications for [...] Read More
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Laser Services announces the promotion of three of its employees as a direct result of receiving a Workforce Training Grant in 2012. They were awarded the training grant last April to train employees in Lean Manufacturing and other advanced manufacturing techniques. As a result of this training, Laser Services has significantly improved a number of processes including scheduling, planning, tooling, [...] Read More
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Laser Services will be attending the 2013 BioMed Exposition and Conference in Boston, MA April 10th and 11th to talk about their laser cutting, drilling, marking, and welding expertise. Achieving consistency and repeatability with traditional methods of die cutting, hand cutting, or water jet cutting can be challenging. These methods often damage and waste material, and things like frozen epoxies [...] Read More
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Laser Services has announced that they have been awarded a $61,200 Workforce Training Fund grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for an employee training and professional development project. Laser Services will use the grant for training programs for 32 employees and expects to create four new jobs as a result of this project. The purpose of the Workforce Training Fund is to provide [...] Read More
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Laser Services has announced the addition of a new microscope-aligned CO2 laser to bring greater capacity to their substrate and PCB cutting department. This brings the total of microscope-aligned CO2 lasers to four in daily operation, adding 33% capacity to their fine alignment capability. This increased capacity allows for quicker order turns and shorter lead times. Microscope alignment offers [...] Read More
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Laser Services has announced the hiring of several new team members in response to over a 15% growth in 2011. In the sales department, Phil Kendall has joined Laser Services as a Sales Representative bringing 20 years of sales, product, and operations management experience in the medical device and technical ceramics markets. Phil’s experience and deep technical knowledge will have him focused [...] Read More
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As part of our ongoing commitment to ISO and AS 9100 standards, Laser Services has recently reached a new plateau in process management. Building out new modules in our 2009 MRP software solution, E2, we have recently achieved a dramatic increase in on-time deliveries. Every step in our design/production process, from purchase orders to production and shipping, is now monitored and controlled [...] Read More
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Laser Services has announced expanded capabilities in both ceramic materials inventory and its laser-based machining services for those materials. The company is a major value-added storehouse for a range of ceramic substrates (primarily alumina) from leading suppliers, including Coorstek, CeramTec, and Kyocera. Its large-volume buying power translates into cost savings for customers at both large-scale [...] Read More
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Laser Services is extending an invitation to current customers to come for a private tour and a free Design for Manufacturability session. Laser Services practices an open door policy of working one-on-one with customers to solve application challenges. These sessions cover material selection, part layout, tolerance issues, high power laser capabilities, and electro-mechanical issues that will [...] Read More
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Laser Services has announced the promotions of two internal employees, Melida Aizupura and Paul Iria in January of 2010. Melida Aizupura began working with the company in 1992 as a Production Manager, and has moved to sales after eighteen years on the shop floor. Her new tasks will include developing and overseeing new customers while maintaining the long term relationships currently held with [...] Read More
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Laser Services has announced their recent recertification of ISO 9001:2008. The certification verifies the company’s Quality Management System as “applicable to laser scribing, drilling, cutting, marking, welding, and other processing for materials to include ceramics, metals, plastic, and adhesives used in the microelectronics, medical, aerospace, and commercial industries." [...] Read More
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Without the right laser choices and expertise a job shop might set you up to accept limitations you might not have to, take twice as long to process a job, could aid in you failing incoming visual inspections, provide limited bond strength, and ultimately create lower yields and higher costs. “Trying it” on an ill-equipped laser, in other words, is not something you want to endure. But [...] Read More
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Compared to silk screen printing, vibro or dot peening, machine routing, and chemical etching, laser marking is a faster, cleaner, and more versatile etching and marking approach. When selecting a marking method, manufacturers need to consider the key factors important to them, which are often driven by market forces or the type of application in which they are invested. Durability of [...] Read More
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Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of the laser as a manufacturing production tool. Invented in 1960, the laser was introduced to the plant floor just five years later when the first production laser-cutting machine was used to drill holes in diamond dies. But even though lasers have had a long and successful history in manufacturing, people still have a lot of questions about them in that role. [...] Read More
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If you are a product manufacturer how do you know which technology is a better way to cut your materials: laser cutting or water jet cutting? (We’ll cover the relative merits of a third technology, die cutting, in our next blog article.) As with most things in life, no one answer fits every situation. The thickness of the material to be cut, your cost and timing requirements, and the desired [...] Read More
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Consider laser ablation the next time you’re looking to control solder flow or remove layers of unwanted materials from a printed circuit board or other surface. Laser ablation is a process that removes layers of materials from the surface of a solid object while leaving the base material intact. It offers built-in advantages that often make it a preferred process versus two other technologies: [...] Read More
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From bio implants, to surgical instruments, to lab equipment, and more, a wide range of products in the medical field have very similar requirements when it comes to welding medical devices. Here’s a question: If you manufacture devices, tools, instruments, or appliances for the medical industry - whether for the surgical suite, hospital lab, medical clinic, dental office, or other [...] Read More
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A turnkey provider of laser services gets you to market faster with fewer headaches at potentially lower cost. To remain competitive and satisfy their customers’ increasingly frequent demands for ever-faster delivery, manufacturing companies face a seemingly impossible contradiction. On the one hand, in order to scale production and exploit best-of-breed competencies they are looking to outsource [...] Read More
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Laser Services stocks and delivers a variety of high-performance frozen epoxies from Ablestik™, Emerson & Cuming, and Henkel. The most popular frozen epoxy we work with is Ablestik’s Ablefilm® 5025E – a silver-filled, unsupported epoxy adhesive-film designed to provide very thin, uniformed bond lines. These high-performance epoxies are kept in stock, and laser cut and drilled [...] Read More
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When considering laser services like cutting, etching, or welding don’t just buy a part; hire a design partner. You’ll reduce costs, speed up production and get a better product. There are many questions to consider when assessing what’s the value of a manufactured part or component to your end product, your business and your end user-customer. Questions like: How much will the [...] Read More
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When it comes to marking a surface with a pattern such as a barcode, image, or text, product manufacturers can often choose between laser marking and screen printing (also known as silk screening). Both methods have their advantages depending on the application. Screen-printing, for example, allows for virtually any color pattern (as well as multicolored patterns), while laser marked patterns generally [...] Read More
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If you don’t use laser cutting as part of your manufacturing, it’s likely the possibility just never occurred to you, perhaps due to one of these five myths we’d now like to correct. Myth #1: Laser cutting is new The facts: Laser cutting was first introduced in the 1960s and became widely adopted in the early 1980s. Today laser cutting is a well-established mature technology [...] Read More
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The design of your microelectronics circuit is a huge factor in determining whether its ceramic substrate can be laser cut. Here are some factors to consider as you design. Almost every week it happens — an electronics component manufacturer asks if we can cut the ceramic substrate of a microelectronics circuit they have already designed. Of course we’re always happy to take a look. [...] Read More
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Laser welding is cleaner than conventional welding with less contamination risk. It’s also more precise, easier to automate and can weld much thinner metals. If arc welding is typically part of your product manufacturing process you may wish to consider laser welding instead. Unlike arc welding, which requires a bonding material or filler to join two pieces of metal, laser welding creates [...] Read More
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3 Simple Reasons to Consider the Laser Over Die or Water Jet Cutting You see, the thing about laser cutting is, well, it’s not just one thing – unless we’re referring to the monochromatic, coherent, collimated power surge generated by the light beam itself – but let’s not delve into a physics lesson here. We might find ourselves lost in the land of limits, summations, [...] Read More
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If you’re looking to engrave a barcode, serial number, photograph, piece of artwork, a logo, or some decorative lettering onto a curved object, then laser rotary engraving is likely the best option. Mechanical rotary engraving methods such as diamond dragging, stamping or dot peening tend to be slower, require more setup time, and are more limited in the variety of patterns they can engrave. [...] Read More
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Contrary to what most may assume about a laser job shop, roughly half of our business is in support of the medical device industry. And that work is very diverse. On the front end, we consult with research universities and corporate labs for materials research. On the back end, we work with design engineers on device design and manufacturability. We are also involved with the production of surgical [...] Read More
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To reduce project risk, cost and delays, don’t wait until the last minute to engage your laser services provider. When it comes to laser services a lot of customers want it done yesterday. That may be because windows of opportunities are closing, or because downstream assemblers are waiting for the part, or because revenue targets are at risk — or maybe because there was not sufficient [...] Read More
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When you see BYOB on a party invitation, you know what your host wants you to do. And when you have a BYOD policy at work, you know your boss wants you to bring your own device (smartphone or laptop) to the office. Both BYOB and BYOD are very popular. So what about BYOL? Is buying your own laser a good idea too? For most manufacturers, probably not, and here’s why: BYOL Carries Costs and [...] Read More
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Asking the right questions early in the relationship can avoid severe pain later. If you think you might have project that requires laser services, such as cutting, welding, drilling, etching, grinding, or polishing, there are certain things you should find out before moving forward — especially if you are not an expert in this field yourself, or if you only have limited experience working [...] Read More
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Some of the key decisions that ensure product success are decisions about how key parts get made. That makes R and D skills a key part of laser manufacturing services.There are some important questions that must first be answered before deciding whether to make and market a product, many of which involve the product’s key components. Those component questions include: Can they be manufactured [...] Read More
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Already widely used in doctors’ offices and hospitals, lasers are rapidly becoming a tool of choice as well in medical device manufacturing for cutting, welding, and marking. Lasers are hot right now in medical device manufacturing — and we’re not talking about the beam. (The temperature in and around a heated surface is actually one of the many parameters laser operators can tightly [...] Read More

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