Dennis Spaeth, electronic media editor for Cutting Tool Engineering and MICROmanufacturing magazines, visited with Stephen Malone, applications engineer at Aerotech Inc., during the ICOMM 2012 gathering in March at Northwester University, Evanston.
Scott Schmidt, Group Manager, Laser Processing & Micromachining Group, discusses the AGV high-performance galvo and CCS direct-drive rotary stage, performing in concert for a stent-cutting demonstration at MD&M West 2012.
The Nmark SSaM synchronized galvo scanner and motion module for the Automation 3200 motion platform directly synchronizes the galvo and servo motion for marking parts of unlimited size and complexity in applications such as bar coding, laser engraving, and laser marking.
Our HermeSys is a specially designed system for hermetic seam welding. The integrated multi-axis mechanical structure has a very high stiffness, which allows high accelerations with minimal following error during the rapid starts/stops and direction changes during the welding process.
The market for implantable medical devices, such as pacemakers, defibrillators, and neurostimulators, is expanding. As technology advances, the processes required to make these devices safe and effective are becoming increasingly complex. Laser seam welding, in particular, has allowed the processes to keep pace with the demands of the market.
Laser cutting of square or rectangular pipes presents a different challenge from cylindrical tube processing. A cylindrical tube can be treated as a single flat area in a CNC cutting program using the known tube diameter. This video demonstrates the motion generated from a simple 2D CAD file used with a G-code post-processor. Four axes of coordinated motion are generated from the CAD file and known pipe dimensions.
High-precision pan and tilt mounts are designed for your most demanding positioning requirements. These direct-drive gimbals provide fast, accurate motion for mirrors and antennas and can be configured to carry dual sensors or lasers.
Purdue University uses an Aerotech AGS10000 Cartesian gantry in their sensor module assembly system for the CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) experiment, a particle physics experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.