We present the ACSYS MEDICAL program, which is subdivided into three components: the ACSYS MEDICAL process validation and device qualification, the ACSYS MEDICAL complete laser process and the ACSYS MEDICAL laser processing systems specially adapted to medical technology.
The qualification of laser machining systems for the manufacture of medical products is a clearly defined requirement from the “Rules of Good Manufacturing Practice – GMP”, and is therefore an indispensable element of the quality assurance process. This guide provides an overview of the specifics governing how we should proceed with the qualification process – in particular with respect to the inclusion of individual activities in the planning and building of complex laser systems. Right from the outset, ACSYS is there to provide you with detailed technical knowledge in relation to the FDA-compliant qualification (US Food and Drug Administration) of laser units in the medical industry.
Laser marking and laser engraving are just one part of the overall process that ACSYS can display in medical technology. Our holistic approach and close collaboration with customers enables ACSYS to offer modular and customer-specific solutions. Our in-house software development department produces the appropriate software with database connections, component recognition, the corresponding protocol functions and concluding read-back functions of barcodes and DataMatrix codes as well as plain text entries.
1. Product verification
2. Laser machining
3. Marking evaluation
ACSYS laser systems are manufactured in accordance with GMP recommendations. A high level of vertically integrated production means that all necessary hardware requirements can be taken into account, required for subsequent operation in the manufacture of medical products.
Annealing marking is the ideal process for marking tasks in the dental industry. Precise depth scale markings within the millimeter range are absolutely wear-proof and do not impair the material of the drill because the material is merely subjected to selective heating in order to change its color characteristics. In addition, selective parametrization of the laser can be used to change the color of the scale in order to further enhance the legibility of the depth scale.
In medical applications, materials and parts must undergo frequent cleaning. High temperatures, aggressive chemicals or ultrasonic baths are frequently used for sterilizing medical equipment. These applications pose very high requirements for markings and scales on individual parts. For these applications, laser marking and engraving also offer the great advantage that - compared to conventional processes - no substance is applied to the material. Instead, the properties of the material are changed, which results in discoloration, or as an alternative, deep engraving is carried out.
ACSYS offers a two-camera solution for maximum precision in machining tasks. The first camera shows the entire working area and provides the operator with an overview of the workpieces that are to be machined. This is the basic function of the LAS - Live Adjust System.
LAS Dual with a straight camera. LAS Dual with a camera at an angle.
The second camera is pointed straight through the laser beam path and allows a partial high-resolution view of the workpiece that is to be machined.
LAS - Live Adjust System
camera setup module at a glance.
Precise and immediate.
The LAS - Live Adjust System by ACSYS offers customers the quickest and easiest way of setting up machines.
The workpiece in the machine is shown as a "live" image on the laser system's monitor using a high-resolution camera. The operator can place layouts right at the workpiece that is to be machined. He can also insert writing, design barcodes or DataMatrix codes, etc. on screen.
The LAS offers comprehensive and intuitive functions, such as zoom, contrast and other imaging functions.
The LAS - Live Adjust System camera set-up module by ACSYS makes working with the laser very efficient.
2D and 3D graphics as well as texts can be edited directly on the workpiece using camera-based editing. A dual-camera solution provides an additional ultra-high-resolution preview of the workpiece straight through the laser beam.
Permanent marking of bone screws and titanium threads. The surface of the material remains unchanged during the marking process. The high precision of the laser makes it possible to store a large amount of information in a very small space.
A number of different processes are used to mark plastic. Certain types of plastics can be marked by means of foaming. Hereby, the laser beam fuses the surface of the plastic. Other surfaces can be carbonized. The laser beam penetrates into the material and is absorbed by color pigments. When the pigments change chemically, this causes the color of the material to change. In many cases it is also possible to engrave plastic materials.
The laser is ideally suited for precise marking and engraving on all sorts of metals in mass production. Whether bulk items are provided palletized or loose on trays, ACSYS always has the perfect solution for the series production of bulk items.