IPG Photonics

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IPG Photonics Corporation announces the introduction of the IX-255 UV Laser Micromachining System, an advanced, highly flexible system from IPG's Microsystems Division, for multi-purpose, R&D and small-scale production applications.

IPG's multi-functional system can be configured with a beam energy density up to 25 J/cm2 for applications such as drilling ceramic materials or with lower energy density for large-field exposures such as conformal coating removal, insulation-stripping and annealing. A third configuration allows the programmable selection of beam shapes for general-purpose patterning, cutting and machining of blind features.

IPG's IX-255 is a fully interlocked, Class 1 workstation built on a granite base and support structure for vibration minimization and thermal stability with dual microscope vision systems for automated part alignment and inspection. The workstation is integrated with a proprietary UV laser. System software includes macro-building tools for fast programming and generation of automating processes for complex feature machining while additional utilities allow complex pattern input from standard CSV and DXF files.

Applications for the IX-255 include drilling and cutting of ceramics, patterning of microfluidic devices and machining of low taper-angle holes in polymers.
 
The IX-255 system can also be used in microelectronics for 3D micromachining, glass drilling and cutting, selective material removal (exposure of contact pads) and trimming of conductors. In large-area exposure mode, the system can be used for surface annealing applications of semiconductors, electrical connectors and biomedical devices.
 
To facilitate precise dose control, the IX-255 can be equipped with an optional Extended Beam Homogenizer that enhances beam uniformity while providing up to a doubling of system throughput in large-field exposure applications.
 
"IPG's IX-255 is intended for very high precision micromachining, advanced materials processing development and light duty manufacturing," states Jeffrey Sercel, President of IPG Microsystems. "It is easily configured with the full range of IPG Microsystems industrial grade beam-forming and micromachining functions that customers frequently request within a single laser workstation. The use of a high pulse energy UV laser, interchangeable beam delivery elements and fully integrated software results in a flexibility that makes the IX-255 the ideal general-purpose laser micromachining tool."

For more information, visit: www.ipgphotonics.com/IX255.htm

Wednesday, 12 September 2012 06:15

IPG Photonics Acquires JPSA Laser

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IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ: IPGP) announced the acquisition of privately held New Hampshire-based J.P. Sercel Associates Inc. (JPSA), a leading global supplier of UV excimer and diode pumped solid state (DPSS) industrial laser micromachining systems for precision processing in high-volume manufacturing.  The acquired business will operate under the name IPG Microsystems LLC.
 
The acquisition enables IPG to expand its integrated laser systems product offerings for fine-processing, precision cutting, drilling and micromachining of non-metals, including glass, semiconductors and ceramics. JPSA's systems perform advanced laser micromachining, micro cutting, scribing and laser lift-off for semiconductors, microfluidics, LEDs, thin film solar panels, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMs), biomedical technology and industrial automation applications.
 
"This acquisition broadens our customized laser-based systems offerings and provides significant sales synergies," said Dr. Valentin Gapontsev, IPG Photonics Chief Executive Officer. "The combination of JPSA's specialized laser systems and the UV and short pulse fiber lasers that IPG is developing now should allow us to deepen our penetration of the $800 million fine-processing market. At the same time, we plan to capitalize on opportunities to expand the global reach of JPSA's products through IPG's extensive sales and service network. In addition, we expect that the development expertise of the very experienced JPSA team would benefit our capabilities in other micromachining applications."
 
"Strong demand exists for better quality short-wavelength and short pulse width laser sources in applications addressed by JPSA's products," commented Jeff Sercel, CEO and Chief Technology Officer of JPSA. "While we will continue to sell our UV and excimer laser systems, as well as systems which use DPSS lasers, we strongly believe there are significant growth opportunities using advanced fiber lasers to displace traditional laser sources in high growth applications. Together, we will be able to sell into new applications, expand geographically and accelerate into markets where there are needs for advanced fiber laser technology. We look forward to being productive members of the IPG Photonics team."

JPSA is a leading supplier of industrial grade UV excimer, DPSS, and Pico-second laser micromachining systems and materials processing services to customers worldwide. The Company's key applications include advanced automated systems for laser scribing and lift-off (LLO) of LEDs, thin film solar scribing, semiconductor, MEMs, research, biomedical, and industrial micromachining. JPSA's novel laser systems operate at wavelengths from 157nm to 1064nm, and are essential to a growing set of today's industrial micromachining applications. JPSA's experienced team of scientists and engineers work together in its applications lab to develop new techniques in laser-material interaction and high productivity laser systems and automation. JPSA is located in Manchester, New Hampshire.

For more information, visit: www.jpsalaser.com

IPG Photonics Webcast Invitation
Jeff Hecht: Fiber Lasers - A State of the Art Report

Presented by: Laser Focus World
Date: Wednesday, November 9
Time: 3:00PM EDT / 2:00PM CDT/ 12:00PM PDT/ 8:00PM GMT (approx. 1 hr long)
Cost: FREE

Technology Overview
Fiber lasers have made impressive progress in recent years. Their design offers a combination of high power, low maintenance and reliability attractive for applications ranging from industrial materials working to laser weapons. Their ability to generate broad-band femtosecond pulses has earned fiber lasers a place in the laboratory and promises practical applications for femtosecond technology. In this webcast, contributing editor and author Jeff Hecht reviews the state-of-the-art in fiber lasers, describing their design, active materials, properties and the advantages of various designs.

Presenter:
Jeff Hecht, Contributing Editor, Laser Focus World

Fiber Lasers - A State of the Art Report sponsored by IPG Photonics

For more information or to register, visit: www.laserfocusworld.com/webcasts/2011/11/fiber-lasers.html

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