Efficient medical component manufacturing

Cannulas, sieves, filters – Deep-drawn metal components with laser drilled holes

STÜKEN MEANS MORE Technological Edge

As a technology leader, STÜKEN is constantly working to push the boundaries of what is possible. Our goal is to offer our customers more and more added value. To achieve this, we think beyond our core competence of deep drawing. Together with the laser drilling specialist LLT Applikation, STÜKEN offers solutions for deep-drawn metal components with micrometer holes in the field of medical technology.

Typical products could be long, slim sleeves used as cannulas for microsurgical applications. The diameter of such tubes is often only 1 mm and they are only a few centimeters long. Using deep-drawing technology, these delicate metal parts can be produced in large quantities - with openings on one or both sides if required. An ultrashort pulse laser from LLT Applikation can be used to drill micro-holes into the deep-drawn sleeves. This would allow liquids to be dispensed or extracted, for example, or superheated steam could be passed through. Components with a sieve or filter function are also conceivable for applications in medical technology. A large number of tiny holes would be made in the deep-drawn part using laser technology.

Find inspiration for what is possible with the combination of deep drawing and laser drilling in issue 06-2023 of the trade journal medizin&technik: PDF