With the acquisition of Mound Laser, Resonetics expands beyond its current focus on polymers and glass to offer customers a broader array of solutions and material expertise. In addition to its core competencies in laser welding, cutting and machining, Mound Laser has developed expertise using the latest ultrafast laser technologies, Resonetics executives noted in a brief news release. The company also has researched micro additive manufacturing and plans to introduce new proprietary tools that will help medical device designers as they develop smaller, complex products that challenge the limits of conventional machining and joining technologies.
“The team at Mound Laser has made impressive strides in recent years, taking on very difficult-to-manufacture components in the neurovascular, structural heart and peripheral vascular markets in particular,” said Tom Burns, Resonetics CEO. “The two companies share similar cultures built upon innovation, responsiveness, integrity and a passion for service. We’re excited about the combined technology, know-how and experience that we can now deploy across a wide range of materials in many of the fastest growing segments of the life sciences industry.”
Resonetics bigwigs claim the deal gives the firm the world’s largest capacity of ultrafast laser workstations serving the life sciences industry.
“Our focus has always been on developing novel laser processes to manufacture the most challenging product features cost-effectively," said Kevin Hartke, president and chief operating officer of Mound Laser. "With Maric Management’s investment and leadership the past two years, Mound Laser made strategic advancements in its medical manufacturing capabilities. The additional resources, experience and infrastructure provided by Resonetics will enable us to move even faster in meeting more of our customers’ needs.”
Resonetics provides laser micro manufacturing solutions to the medical device and diagnostic industry and other applications requiring precision laser processing. The company is based in Nashua, N.H.