IPG Photonics announces new laser microprocessing applications center

IPG Photonics (Oxford, MA) announced the opening of a new 8,000 sq. ft. laser microprocessing applications facility that will serve West Coast customers. The facility will concentrate on the advancement of laser microprocessing for the photovoltaic and medical device industries. Located in Santa Clara, California, the heart of Silicon Valley, it will also work with IPG's other applications facilities around the world, including Oxford, MA, Novi, MI, Yokohama-shi, Japan, Moscow, Russia, Daejon, Korea, Beijing, China, Milan, Italy, and Burbach, Germany.

IPG Photonics has named Dr. Tony Hoult, an industry veteran with over 22 years of hands-on laser applications experience, particularly in the field of fiber lasers, as General Manager – West Coast Operations. Dr. Hoult has published and presented extensively throughout his career on laser materials processing.

IPG Photonics is already very well known for its ability to develop unique fiber lasers. "I have always enjoyed working with the latest laser technology as this often allows new processing regimes to be identified," said Hoult. "Bringing these new lasers and process capabilities together will allow IPG to make this facility a unique Center of Expertise for advanced laser microprocessing. We will split our time between internally generated projects aimed at improving our understanding of fiber laser processing, processing customer samples, and providing feedback on the performance of the many new fiber laser products that are emerging from IPG Photonics."

Joining Hoult at the facility is Jeffrey C. Kabahit who brings over 10 years experience as an applications engineer with fiber lasers. He can be reached directly at (408) 748-1348 or jkabahit@ipgphotonics.com. IPG Photonics' new facility is located at 3930 Freedom Circle, Suite 103, Santa Clara, CA 95054, office (408) 748-1361 and fax (408) 748-1376. Dr. Tony Hoult can be also reached at (408) 821-1925 or thoult@ipgphotonics.com.

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