NLight launches small form factor 3kW fibre laser

NLight, a manufacturer of industrial fibre lasers, has introduced a new compact 3kW fibre laser. Previously available at 2kW and 2.5kW, the latest model leverages ongoing advances in pump diode technology to add 20 per cent more output power while maintaining the industry’s most compact fibre laser format.

‘These fibre lasers deliver the highest power available in the smallest size,’ stated Jake Bell, general manager for Industrial Lasers. ‘This gives end users a considerable advantage in shop floor utilisation while incorporating the latest technologies for laser processing performance, reliability and serviceability.’

The company also announced that its rack-mounted fibre lasers are available at higher power and in a smaller package. Available with output powers from 500W to 1.5kW, NLight rack-mounted fibre lasers now deliver 25 per cent more power in a form factor 15 per cent smaller than previous models.

These new NLight fibre lasers join the rest of the company’s high-power fibre laser portfolio with output power up to 8kW and share the same market-differentiating features. Key advantages include unique hardware protection against back reflections to enable uninterrupted processing reflective metals, the industry’s highest modulation rate and power stability, rapid field serviceability and proven reliability in harsh industrial environments.


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