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Blue laser manufacturer Nuburu goes public

Blue diode laser manufacturer Nuburu has become a publicly listed company following the completion of its previously announced business combination with Tailwind Acquisition, a special purpose acquisition company. 

The combined company will operate under the “Nuburu, Inc.” name, with its common stock and warrants having commenced trading on 1 February on the NYSE American Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbols “BURU” and “BURU WS”, respectively.

“Becoming a publicly listed company is an important milestone that we expect will provide access to capital and continued momentum for Nuburu,” said Dr Mark Zediker, CEO and Co-Founder of Nuburu. “We appreciate the Tailwind team’s partnership and look forward to accelerating the development of our high-brightness products to meet the growing demand of our customers globally.” 

“We are excited to complete our business combination with an industry leader like Nuburu, whose solutions in metal processing are critical to growing end markets in 3D printing, aerospace, consumer electronics, and e-mobility,” said Chris Hollod, CEO of Tailwind Aquisition. “We look forward to seeing Nuburu further strengthen its leadership position as it continues to develop best in class solutions for its customers.”

Third-generation light engine shown at Photonics West

This week Nuburu has been showcasing its Nuburu BL series at Photonics West, a new compact form-factor blue laser enabled by an innovative third-generation light engine design.

The third-generation light engine can be seen highlighted by the red box in this image from Photonics West

The BL-series lasers are designed as easy-to-service packages that can readily integrate with scanners and beam delivery systems. The 125W BL-125 and 250W BL-250 lasers will provide high power and brightness along with integrated power monitoring, enabling design and fabrication efficiencies across a wide variety of industries.

Advances in the new light engine build upon the vast range of application development Nuburu has conducted with its AO and AI product lines. The entire Nuburu product line is designed to bring the fundamental physical, economic and performance advantages of the blue industrial laser to both the electrification (energy storage, electric vehicles) and 3C (computers, communication, consumer electronics) sectors.

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