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