San Jose, CA—Spectra Physics (Mountain View, CA) chose Photonics West (January 27) to announce several new products and marketing alliances, chief of which are two that strengthen the company's position in the industrial materials processing market.
As a result of an agreement with Southampton Photonics Inc. (SPI) Spectra Physics will market that company's 50- and 100-watt fiber lasers to the printing, marking, and engraving industries. In addition these lasers find use in welding, soldering, flat panel display processing, and rapid prototyping. SPI's fiber lasers offer the highest beam quality combined with the lowest available cost of ownership.
Also Spectra Physics introduced the DisQ-Mark, a Q-switched, thin-disk laser that delivers a combination of cost and performance benefits for marking and precision machining applications. The DisQ-Mark is a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser generating up to 8 watts of near infrared output with good beam quality and pulse repetition rates up to 50 kHz. This output enables the creation of surface marks on many organic materials, including plastics and aluminum. It's higher intensity compared to lamp-pumped lasers produces deeper, faster marks, in 24-hour operations.
For more information on both these new lasers, check out the Spectra Physics Website www.spectra-physics.com.