Reducing Risk With Vision-Guided Laser Welding

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Vision-guided laser welding is a technique that combines automated inspection with traditional laser welding to increase weld quality, improve consistency, and reduce scrap. Vision guidance is used in situations where the combination of tolerance stack-ups, beam diameter, and feature size would cause inconsistent welds. This typically occurs in manufacturing environments for medical devices, automotive sensors, and other intricate products that require flawless consistency despite tight tolerances, repetitive productions, and complicated assembly processes. Vision-guided laser welding works best in applications where … Read More

Vision-Guided Laser Welding

InvotecCase Study, Machine Vision Systems, Micro Laser Processing, Precision Joining

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Vision guidance is used in situations where the combination of tolerance stack-ups, beam diameter, and feature size would cause inconsistent welds. The Challenge With Precision Laser Welding When you manufacture medical devices, automotive sensors, and other intricate products, failure is not an option. With tight tolerances and complicated assembly processes, consistently laser welding complex components can be a difficult task to accomplish and maintain over a long period of time in a production environment. The focused spot diameter for laser … Read More

Invotec Engineering, Inc. Joins the Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council

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Invotec Engineering, Inc. recently became an Associate member of the Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council (IMDMC). The IMDMC is a group of over 150 companies with a shared interest in medical device research, development, production, and regulation. Started in 1991, the IMDMC provides training, education, and advocacy to individuals in the medical community. Invotec joined the IMDMC to gain deeper insight into the overall medical device development process as well as provide expertise on assembly, test, and inspection equipment. “We … Read More

Medical Device Assembly and Test System

InvotecCase Study, Complex Assembly Equipment, Machine Vision Systems, Micro Laser Processing, Test Systems

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The Challenge Our customer needed a system that would assemble, test, and label their medical device. Using in-process checks, they wanted to verify that all components in the assembly complied with rigid quality standards; additionally recorded data from post-process testing operations was required on all of the devices. The Solution Invotec developed a system that employed lean cell technology in an assembly line approach— incorporating a manually indexing, pallet conveyor to transfer assembled components between operations. Machine vision systems were … Read More