The 9,000 square-foot facility will start up with the Lightspeed ADL, an environment focused on prototyping and iterative process development that is staffed with dedicated engineers and technicians. A range of laser workstations will be available that incorporate various wavelengths to optimize quality and throughput for metal, polymer and glass substrates. This modern facility will also offer full production capabilities, including a Class 8 cleanroom option.
Process experts in laser welding, cutting and ablating will be on site, with resources in Resonetics’ Boston, Mass., and Dayton, Ohio, facilities providing additional support.
“The Minneapolis/St. Paul a rea is one of the largest medical device clusters in the world. We are excited to bring our leading edge services to this important market” said Tom Burns, CEO. “We expect to be operational in the fourth quarter of this year.”
“Establishing an operation in Minnesota is important for Resonetics. It allows us to work closely with our customers’ development engineers to drive new products through compressed launch schedules” said Kevin Hartke, chief technical officer. “We share a passion with our customers for innovating and solving tough challenges. We look forward to providing great service from our newest lab.”
Resonetics provides laser micro manufacturing services to life sciences. Its core competencies are laser ablating, cutting, drilling and welding. Resonetics’ expertise started in polymer processing and has expanded to metals and glass; its locations include Boston, Costa Rica, Dayton, Minneapolis, and San Diego, Calif. Resonetics is ISO 13485:2003 registered.