Infrared diode lasers specialist, SemiNex Corporation, has announced that it has now begun manufacturing its laser engines on a newly implemented assembly line at their headquarters in Peabody, Massachusetts.
Over the past couple years SemiNex engineers have optimized trial production processes to lower cost, improve performance and increase capacity. Now with production in full swing, the company will continue to monitor and improve key performance metrics such as cycle time, on-time delivery, yield, and throughput. These steps will be crucial to successfully transfer the process over to contract manufacturing – a technique that SemiNex typically uses to stay lean.
According to Mechanical Engineer and Project Leader, Matt Hamerstrom, the new production line uses custom fixtures to automate critical steps and requires minimal input from a technician. The company has reduced assembly time 10 fold from the old design, and we were able to halve the cost while maintaining optimal performance.
While there has been considerable interest in home laser treatments, few companies have been able to produce laser devices at a price and safety standard appealing to consumers. Every component of SemiNex’s new production line, from the custom fixtures to the software on the final test station, has been engineered to meet these requirements for the consumer beauty market.