Companies Ink Micromachining Deal
Applied Energetics Inc. (AE) of Tucson, Ariz., and Laser Light Technologies Inc. of Hermann, Mo., will jointly develop ultrashort-pulse lasers and processes for the laser machining market. AE will provide an ultrashort-pulse laser to Laser Light Technologies for the purpose of developing methods for micromachining a variety of materials. The latter company will provide AE with expertise on micromachining materials at AE’s Laser Applications Center and with feedback for optimizing processes for developing future laser systems. Laser Light also will sell AE’s lasers to its customers on a commission basis.