Laser Devices, Inc. maintains a full service engineering department staffed with capable electronic, optical and mechanical engineers and designers with the skills and experience needed to efficiently design and develop custom laser and illumination applications for our customers. While many recent projects have been related to military and law enforcement applications, Laser Devices also designs products for use in commercial applications.
A number of unique capabilities make Laser Devices an ideal design and development resource for custom laser and illumination projects. A few of these unique capabilities include:
Laser Devices has more than thirty years of experience in the design and development of laser and illumination products. Our expertise in the packaging of small, sensitive electronic components has made it a primary source for design applications involving semi-conductor lasers, sensors and LED illumination. This core area of excellence has led to the development of intellectual property that allows the Laser Devices to efficiently solve design and production related problems that could potentially derail a development project.
Key areas of intellectual property owned by Laser Devices include the following:
In addition to its Patents, Laser Devices has valuable technical knowledge derived from over thirty years of experience working with high tech lasers and illumination sources. This body of proprietary knowledge is used to protect, assemble, test and qualify laser and illumination designs in order to maximize the durability, reduce the power consumption and minimize the size of the design. This valuable knowledge and skill set has led to a number of successful joint ventures with other manufacturers in developing new products as well as in the supply of laser and illumination components.
ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES
Laser Devices maintains a state-of-the-art engineering department with a full compliment of experienced engineers. Engineering skill sets include mechanical, electrical and optical engineers. These skilled professionals are supported by a number of mechanical designer draftsmen and highly skilled electrical and mechanical technicians.
The engineering department at Laser Devices uses Solid Works®, a powerful 3D design software suite, to design new products and components on its modern networked workstations. Development projects are managed using sophisticated project management software that allows individual engineers to collaborate during the design and development process. On those occasions where special engineering skills may be required, Laser Devices is able to utilize the vast engineering resources available in the Santa Clara Valley which is less than an hour drive away from its facility in Monterey, California.
Once the initial design process is finished Laser Devices uses in-house advanced rapid 3D printing stations to prototype and perfects the design. Once the design has been prototyped using the rapid printing process, LDI is able access the unusually deep supplier base in Silicon Valley to obtain the custom parts needed to assemble working prototypes on an expedited basis. Using its design process and local vendor base Laser Devices, Inc. has on a number of occasions been able to take a design project from a bare concept to a working, testable, prototype in sixty days.
Once parts and assemblies are received, the design team, supported by skilled electrical and mechanical technicians, is able to assemble and test laser and illumination systems in a state of-the-art engineering optics lab. Key test and assembly capabilities include:
Laser Devices, Inc. maintains an ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System. The Company has continuously maintained an ISO 9001 QMS certification since 2001. Quality plays a very important role at Laser Devices and starts with the design and development process. During the initial design review, our engineers evaluate their design concept to make sure that it will meet the necessary quality requirements. Key areas of inquiry during the design process include:
Attention to quality is then applied to the sourcing of the parts and the assembly process. The parts used in Laser Devices products are sourced from a reliable base of proven vendors with approved quality management systems. Many of these vendors have a long track record of supplying quality parts used in our military, law enforcement and commercial products. Laser Devices is able to select from some of the top vendors in the United States who are located in Silicon Valley.
Custom parts are supplied with the vendor’s certificate of conformity promising that the parts meet the requisite specification. All parts are then subjected to a rigorous incoming inspection at the Laser Devices headquarters. Incoming inspector’s measure key dimensions using optical comparators, microscopes and other precision measurement tools. Only after our inspectors have confirmed that the parts meets the required specifications are the parts released for use in production.
The production process utilizes a stage gate procedure to make sure that any worker defects in the assembly process are caught as early in the process as possible. The majority of the assembly stages also have a matching test stage used to confirm that the prior production step was properly performed. By using this type of step-by-step assembly followed by a test procedure reduces production costs associated with re-work and nearly eliminates the need to scrap finished products due to non-conformance.
Once the production process is finished, Laser Devices submits military products to a detailed rigorous testing process that is used to find any latent production defects in the products. Testing is performed using LDI’s portfolio of modern test equipment and may include the following test processes to Mil-Std-810F levels:
Following environmental testing, Laser Devices conducts a final inspection of all products including a review all of the key customer performance requirements to ensure that the devices still meet the requisite performance requirements. Specific test protocols include testing the laser output power, laser alignment, switch function and other critical capabilities. Only after the final inspection process is complete is Laser Devices able or willing to certify the products as being suitable for delivery to the customer.
QUALIFIED GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR
|Laser Devices has a proven track record as a Government Contractor supplying military lasers and lights to the U.S. Department of Defense as well as to NATO customers. Laser Devices has been assigned a Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code 0YR11. In addition, the Company holds many National Stock Numbers (NSN’s) for the laser and illumination systems used by the U.S. military and our international allies. In addition, to supplying products to our military customers, Laser Devices has also been selected to provide design and development services by the U.S. Government and other prime contractors|
Laser Devices complies with all of the laws and regulations impacting its products and business activities. We also expect our vendors, distributors and agents to comply with the relevant laws and regulations relating to the sale of marketing of our devices. We take our compliance obligations seriously and devote significant compliance resources to the laws and regulations that impact our business. A non-exclusive list of these laws and regulations include:
Custom Design Projects that Laser Devices has worked on with other customers in the past include the following:
Laser Devices, Inc.’s success is based on its efforts to build quality into each and every product that leaves its facility and its commitment to continuous research and development into new technologies and enhancements to existing technologies. Laser Devices uses its expertise to solve the most difficult design issues and should be a primary source for custom design, development and manufacturing projects.
Customers seeking design and development services should contact Laser Devices at
70 Garden Court
Monterey, California 93940 USA
Phone: 831-373-0701 Ext. 233