PUCHEIM, Germany, Jan. 8, 2013 — Scanlab AG is offering SCANalign, a vision system tailored to self-aligned laser processing applications. Users can perform high-precision laser processing in low-precision environments. The system automatically recognizes and locates fiducial markers or other features on workpieces so the laser beam can be precisely positioned with respect to these fiducials. Users can calibrate the working field, check the result of the laser process and follow the process online on a PC or on a remote terminal. The vision system takes pictures through the laser scan head and is easy to use and set up. By observing the workpiece through the scan head, the system effectively corresponds to a camera with more than 100 million pixels, yielding high precision for measuring features across the working field. The system includes software with an intuitive graphical user interface, a camera, a camera adapter, an illumination system and a calibration plate. The user does not need to write or check computer code. It interfaces with the company’s laserDESK software. Training, installation and support are provided. Applications include solar cell processing, processing of medical parts, micromachining and high-volume engraving of small parts.