German laser cutting firm LaserJob expands into North America

LaserJob, a German provider of laser cutting and other laser material processing services, has opened a North American facility in Ontario, Canada, to better serve its North American customers.

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Cambridge, ON -- LaserJob Inc., a German provider of laser cutting and other laser material processing services, has opened a North American facility near Kitchener, Ontario to better serve domestic customers.

Founded in 1992 near Munich, LaserJob specializes in laser-cut stencils for printed circuit boards used in electronic devices, notably smartphones. (Among its major North American customers is Blackberry device maker Research In Motion.) The firm has gradually expanded from processing SMD stencils to other areas, from automotive (e.g. 1 mm copper) to laser welding and laser marking. In 2010 the company moved into "electro-erosion," which utilizes an ultrashort-pulse laser (10 ps) to process hard and brittle materials.

The new Canadian facility, which opened in November 2011 according to local media, is not large -- just one employee at the 2500 ft2 site -- but more hirings are expected by year's end as sales pick up, note company officials.

(image via LaserJob Inc.)

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