PowerPhotonic partners with Precitec on optics for high-power laser cutting applications

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PowerPhotonic is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with Precitec to supply beam shaping optics for high-power industrial laser cutting applications.

Novel optics have been co-developed with Precitec to improve the cutting performance in high-power industrial processing machines. Using PowerPhotonic's unique direct-write laser micro-machining technology, these robust and compact components are manufactured with precision and high accuracy, delivering the ideal solution for Precitec’s industrial requirements.

Based on Precitec's long-term experience in the fields of laser processes and optical design, a new and unique approach to beam shaping has been developed. PowerPhotonic's fabrication process is being used to create optics that have unparalleled optical efficiency and the ability to easily work with today’s multi-kilowatt lasers. Besides other system improvements, the novel optical components has become a key enabler for new standards in cutting quality.

Roy McBride, MD of PowerPhotonic, said: 'We are very pleased to announce our partnership with Precitec, who are acknowledged to be dominating in the laser cutting market. It is an affirmation of our technology, and I look forward to seeing our products being used by Precitec to deliver state-of-the-art industrial materials processing solutions.'

Thilo Wersborg, CEO of Precitec, said: 'By combining core competencies of our companies, we achieved a breakthrough in terms of cutting quality. Higher thicknesses at significantly reduced cutting edge roughness become today’s state-of-the-art in laser cutting with disc, fiber or direct diode lasers.'