SPI Lasers introduces 8kW fibre laser at Laser World of Photonics Shanghai

SPI Lasers introduced four new lasers at this year’s Laser World of Photonics show in Shanghai, including an 8kW fibre laser, the firm's most powerful laser yet.

The products launched at the show are: 

  • redPOWER 2kW Single Mode (CW)
  • redPOWER 8kW PRISM (CW)
  • redENERGY 100W EP-Z (Pulsed)
  • redENERGY 200W EP-Z (Pulsed) 

The new 8kW will enable SPI’s customers to increase their capabilities in cutting and welding thicker materials. The 8kW is their most powerful laser to date, resulting from their ongoing developments to increase average power.

The 2kW single mode gives SPI’s customers access to the highest beam quality, in a compact package targeting applications such as remote and oscillation welding.

Meanwhile the new redENERGY EP-Z lasers give even more flexibility to SPI’s range of pulsed G4 lasers. In addition to the higher average power these sources can operate up to 4MHz with pulses up to 2µm while maintaining high beam quality in an air-cooled package. These sources are ideally suited to applications such as battery foil cutting and also extend the capability of SPI’s innovative nano second welding processes.

Dr Jack Gabzdyl, VP of Marketing & Business Development stated: 'I am very pleased that we are once again representing SPI Lasers here at the Laser World of Photonics Show in Shanghai and am thrilled to be confirming the launch of these four new products to our ever growing portfolio. Our customers have repeatedly told us that they love the quality and versatility of our products but have been keen for us to offer lasers with even greater capability, with our latest generation of fiber lasers we have answered that call and as ever, we will continue to work with our customers to ensure we offer lasers that are manufactured with their requirements at the forefront of everything we do.'

SPI Lasers remain committed to offering their customers the very best range of products for their industrial manufacturing needs, all backed by market leading levels of service and support.

Analysis and opinion

After the international laser technology congress AKL, in Aachen in May, Matthew Dale learned that dramatic increases in power are on the horizon for ultrafast lasers


Greg Blackman finds that new EU PPE regulations mean that laser safety eyewear must have an operational lifespan, a change that will impact manufacturers and users alike


Keely Portway looks at how digitally networked laser machines, along with additive systems, will help improve production efficiency in the factories of the future