The application of laser welding on Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)
A successful and useful treatment for end-stage heart failure is Left ventricular assist device (LVAD). An important part - a hydrodynamically suspended impeller exposed to corrosive conditions, required to sealed hermetically into micro packages. Laser beam welded (LBW) Ti6Al4V alloy has been adopted in anti-corrosion micro packages for the impeller of a (LVAD). Thin and narrow welds were required for such medical equipment. Pulsed Nd:YAG welding was successfully adopted as sealing method for the impeller.
2011 Symposium on Photonics and Optoelectronics
Biomedical Engineering not elsewhere classified