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PowerPhotonic partners with Precitec on laser cutting

Optics manufacturer PowerPhotonic has signed a partnership with laser material processing specialist Precitec to supply beam shaping optics for high-power industrial laser cutting applications.

The novel optics have been co-developed by the two companies to improve the cutting performance of Precitec’s high-power industrial processing machines. Using PowerPhotonic's direct-write laser micro-machining technology, these robust and compact components are manufactured with precision and high accuracy, delivering the ideal solution for Precitec’s industrial requirements.

 The new optical components - which are able to work with multi-kilowatt lasers - have become a key enabler for higher standards in cutting quality while offering a number of other system improvements.

‘We are very pleased to announce our partnership with Precitec,’ said Roy McBride, MD of PowerPhotonic. ‘It is an affirmation of our technology, and I look forward to seeing our products being used by Precitec to deliver state-of-the-art industrial materials processing solutions.’

Thilo Wersborg, CEO of Precitec, said: ‘By combining core competencies of our companies, we achieved a breakthrough in terms of cutting quality. Higher thicknesses at significantly reduced cutting edge roughness become today’s state-of-the-art in laser cutting with disk, fibre or direct diode lasers.'

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