Putnam adds advanced laser capabilities

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Putnam Plastics Corp. Putnam Plastics Corp. specializes in custom medical extrusion technologies to produce micro-features, precision cuts, braid and coil terminations and laser printing.

Anaheim, Calif. — Putnam Plastics Corp. of Dayville, Conn., has added capabilities for advanced laser machining and a wider material section for wire coating.

The provider of custom medical extrusion technologies utilizes multiple in-house lasers with two- or four-axis capabilities to produce micro-features, precision cuts, braid and coil terminations and laser printing and marking.

Ryan Dandeneau, vice president, said Putnam's use of the femtosecond type of laser wave length allows penetration through polymers other than PEEK and polyimide. The additional materials include polyurethanes, nylons, bioresorbables, metals and ceramics.

Putnam's enhanced capabilities allow "discrete wire coating with polyimide in varying lengths," Dandeneau said in an interview at the UBM Advanced Manufacturing expo in Anaheim.

Putnam employs more than 250 persons, occupies 130,000 square feet in two buildings and has nearly three decades of experience with medical tubing.