TRUMPF Photonics, Inc. celebrates 10th anniversary FeaturedWritten by Rob Colman October, 02 2012
Cranbury, NJ – TRUMPF Photonics, Inc. celebrated its 10th anniversary at the production facility in Cranbury, NJ on September 28th, 2012. TRUMPF acquired the business, formerly Princeton Lightwave Inc. (PLI), for semiconductor and wafer production capabilities.
TRUMPF Photonics, Inc. develops and manufactures high-tech components used in TRUMPF lasers worldwide. This includes the production of high power diode laser pump sources; many of which are used on the TruDisk lasers produced at TRUMPF Inc.’s North American headquarters in Farmington, CT. This includes the TruDisk 1000, TruDisk 2001, TruDisk 2002, TruDisk 3001, TruDisk 3302, and TruDisk 4002. Fifty percent of TruDisk lasers built in Farmington, CT. serve as the laser source for the TruLaser 1030 fiber 2D laser cutting machine; manufactured in the United States for international purchase.
TRUMPF Photonics also supplies the pump diodes for TruMicro lasers, optical coating and component assembly for CO2 and solid- state lasers, beam delivery systems as well as high power solid- state RF generators found in all TruLaser machines.
“Over the past 10 years TRUMPF has focused on building TRUMPF Photonics into a superior production center for optics and photonics, ensuring a level of vertical integration that is unmatched by any other semiconductor laser manufacturer, and which TRUMPF believes is crucial to building the best lasers for manufacturing,” said Dr. Georg Treusch, Managing Director of TRUMPF Photonics. In 2011, with more than 10MW delivered diode laser power, TRUMPF Photonics became the largest high-power bar based semiconductor laser manufacturer worldwide.
During the all-day celebrations of the anniversary, the company offered tours of the full facility, along with educational sessions regarding the growing importance of lasers in manufacturing, and the comparative advantages of using either CO2 or fibre lasers. Watch for more on the event soon at metalworkingcanada.com.
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