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

StarCut Tube

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 for Medical Device Manufacturing

  • 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 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 Monaco 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.


Integration Modules Autoloader (Option):

StarFeed L
With a side-loading magazine for 20 (optional 48) tubes of 2 to 20 mm diameter and up to 3.8 m length. The pilgrim step separation assures precise and gentle handling of tube with small diameters. Sophisticated grippers provide accurate and reliable tube feeding. Residual material is separated from the parts automatically.

Autoloader StarFeed S
Provides a claw which automatically takes one tube out of several hundred and feeds it to the laser cutting machine; a fully automated process. The StarFeed S is especially designed for tubes with a diameter of 0.3 to 4 mm and a length of 3 m.


Applications:

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

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 Monaco ultrashort pulse laser or StarFiber 180/320 FC fiber laser

StarCut Tube SL

  • Smallest footprint in the market
  • Tube diameter up to 30 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 Monaco ultrashort pulse laser or StarFiber 180/320 FC fiber laser