Application: Welding parts of phototherapy masks
Objective: Increase production rates and strenghten the assembly
Today’s imaging and target localization possibilities allow you to see how your treatment plan corresponds with the location of a tumor. Corrections for better sparing of healthy tissue can be made. These innovative techniques can only be efficient if you are sure that your patient does not move during the delivery of the fraction.
The Patient Immobilization Systems from the company Orfit Industries are an active component in achieving a high quality radiation therapy.
These masks are made of 2 different thermoplastics: one becomes soft when placed in a hot water bath, the other one must remain hard as it is used for securing the mask to the base plate.
During several years, the 2 parts were glued together, with all the drawbacks that are involved.
Lasea, with a close collaboration with its customer Orfit Industries, developped a unique process for assembling these parts by laser. The production gained speed as no drying is necessary, strength, cleanliness, and doesn't require any consummables anymore.
Orfit Industries: +30 % in the USA
"Orfit Industries recorded a growth of 30% of its customers in the United States since January 1st 2009 (compared to the same period in 2008). This growth is mainly due to the introduction of a new laser machine used in the production of immobilization masks for radiotherapy. The technology prevents the masks from coming off and thus allows more effective treatment of patients.
Orfit Industries exports in 60 countries on all continents and has its own location in the United States. The company develops and produces resources for medical assistance for the mobilization and immobilization of patients in physical rehabilitation, orthopedic surgery and radiotherapy."