Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics EDU Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Industrial Photonics Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News
Email Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Comments

Canada’s first 10-kW fiber laser

Photonics Spectra
Jul 2009
Laura S. Marshall,

Canada just got its first 10-kW fiber laser.

IPG Photonics Corp. recently delivered the laser to the Centre spécialisé de technologie physique du Québec inc. in La Pocatière, Québec.

The most powerful of its kind in Canada, the new laser will be dedicated to applied research, development and technology transfer aimed at manufacturing companies.

Fiber lasers enable end users to increase productivity and decrease operating costs by delivering better performance, reliability and usability at a lower total cost of ownership compared with conventional lasers, said Bill Shiner, vice president of industrial markets at IPG.

“[Our] industrial fiber lasers have a reputation for providing high power, reliability, efficiency and ruggedness in a compact package at a low cost,” said Randy Paura, the company’s Canadian regional manager and processing consultant. “While scaled up in power … to 50 kW, the industrial laser power sources provide the same simplicity of operation, providing high reliability of performance with their high-life-span diode pumps.

“What starts in the fiber, stays in the fiber until delivered to the focus optics for materials processing.”

Founded in 1990, the company pioneered the development and commercialization of optical fiber-based lasers for a wide range of uses, including materials processing, advanced applications, telecommunications and medical applications.

BusinessCommunicationsfiber lasersindustriallight speedoptical fiber-based lasersResearch & Technology

Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy About Us Contact Us
back to top
Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2018 Photonics Media, 100 West St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201 USA,

Photonics Media, Laurin Publishing
x Subscribe to Photonics Spectra magazine - FREE!
We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze our website traffic as stated in our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.