HANNOVER, Germany and MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lumentum Holdings Inc. (“Lumentum”) today announced new, jointly developed, high-power fiber lasers with Amada Holdings Co., Ltd. (“Amada”), an industry-leading manufacturer of machine tools for metal fabrication. Amada will unveil, for the first time, the LCG-3015AJ (9 kW) laser-cutting machine that incorporates a jointly developed 9 kilowatt fiber laser at this year’s 2016 EuroBLECH exhibition in Hannover, Germany. In addition, Amada will showcase a new laser-based cutting machine tool (ENSIS-3015AJ) and a new laser-based welding machine tool (FLW-ENSIS M3). Both new 3 kilowatt machine tools include jointly developed 3 kilowatt fiber lasers and ENSIS Technology — unique beam control capability which enables fast cutting and welding of thin-to-thick metals.
“For almost ten years, Lumentum and Amada have collaborated on developing some of the industry’s most innovative laser solutions for macromaterials processing,” said Alan Lowe, president and CEO. “The new fiber lasers are the latest result of our strong partnership with Amada.”
Higher-power lasers are differentiating elements in sophisticated machine tools which cut sheets of aluminum, steel and other metals for the manufacturing of automobiles, aircraft, and appliances targeted at commercial and consumer markets. Higher-power lasers are increasingly used for welding, material deposition (cladding) and large-scale surface treatment applications.
“Fiber lasers continue to gain momentum over CO2 laser-based cutting systems for metal processing because of the advantages they provide that include higher-cutting speeds, improved cutting quality, increased energy efficiency, and lower maintenance requirements,” said Alex Schoenfelder, vice president, product line management, Commercial Lasers. “These benefits, in turn, result in significantly lower overall costs for metal processing manufacturers.”
Lumentum will showcase its CORELIGHTTM series fiber laser products in Hall 16, Stand #F158 at 2016 EuroBLECH. The Amada Group will showcase its new machine tool products in Hall 12, Stand #D06 and #F06.
LUMENTUM (LITE) is a market-leading manufacturer of innovative optical and photonic products enabling optical networking and commercial laser customers worldwide. Lumentum’s optical components and subsystems are part of virtually every type of telecom, enterprise, and data center network. Lumentum’s commercial lasers enable advanced manufacturing techniques and diverse applications including next-generation 3D sensing capabilities. Lumentum is headquartered in Milpitas, California with R&D, manufacturing, and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.lumentum.com.
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