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Application specific consulting services for industrial laser applications

The II-VI Highyag division of II-VI, a provider of laser material processing tools, complements its portfolio with application specific consulting services.

II-VI Highyag provides the services in its own application laboratories. Collaboratively with its customers, II-VI Highyag’s application engineers develop optimal systems and process set-ups for mission-critical laser applications. Areas of expertise include laser welding, laser soldering, laser brazing and laser cutting. The application laboratories are equipped with II-VI Highyag laser processing heads, direct diode and fibre lasers up to 8kW, and various drive systems in the form of industrial robots and gantry systems. Customers can review first-hand the feasibility of applications, fabricate samples and evaluate process windows, allowing processes to be optimised and transferred to serial production.

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