New kW Class Turnkey Fiber Laser and Direct-Diode Laser Systems for Materials Processing
Milpitas, Calif., February 3, 2015 – JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) today announced that it will introduce five new turnkey fiber laser and direct-diode laser systems for use by machine tool manufacturers for macro-materials processing applications. The new turnkey products were designed by cutting machine manufacturer AMADA, a JDSU collaborative partner. The new systems include JDSU’s innovative CORELIGHTTM Series fiber laser and direct-diode laser engines. Products will be available the second half of calendar year 2015.
The new turnkey laser products will be on display at the 2015 SPIE Photonics West exhibition in San Francisco, CA, February 10-12, 2015. Conference attendees are invited to visit JDSU at Moscone Center, South Hall, Booth #1431.
JDSU will showcase the CORELIGHT AJ 2 kilowatt, 4 kilowatt, and 6 kilowatt turnkey fiber laser systems for high-speed sheet metal cutting, precision welding and a broad range of additional macro materials processing applications. Each CORELIGHT AJ system incorporates JDSU’s advanced and efficient CORELIGHT YLE Series fiber laser engine and includes an industry standard electrical and optical interface.
JDSU will also showcase the CORELIGHT ExC 2 kilowatt and 4 kilowatt turnkey direct-diode laser systems for improved high-speed thick sheet metal cutting, welding, and surface treatment applications. Each CORELIGHT ExC system incorporates JDSU’s advanced and efficient CORELIGHT DLE Series direct-diode laser engine and includes an industry standard electrical and optical interface.
Fiber lasers and direct-diode lasers are gaining momentum over CO2-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. These benefits in turn result in significantly lower overall costs for metal processing manufacturers.
According to industry analyst firm Strategies Unlimited, direct diode lasers are growing as one of the solutions to replace traditional CO2 lasers for metal processing and are projected to represent $237M in 2017, growing at a CAGR of 15.3 percent from 2012 – 2017. Strategies Unlimited also reports that the benefits of kW fiber lasers over CO2 are driving projected revenue of $780M in 2017, growing at a CAGR of 17.5 percent from 2012 – 2017.
“For more than seven years, JDSU and Amada have collaborated on developing the industry’s most innovative laser solutions for macro materials processing,” said Alan Lowe, president of the CCOP business segment at JDSU. “The new turnkey fiber laser and direct-diode laser systems complement our innovative fiber laser and direct-diode laser engine portfolio and provide the ability for end users to cost effectively improve production speed and processing quality.”
High-power fiber laser and direct-diode laser systems are used to cut parts from sheets of aluminum and steel for the manufacturing of automobiles, aircraft and commercial and consumer appliances. They are increasingly used for welding, material deposition (cladding) and large-scale surface treatment applications in a significantly more efficient manner when compared to traditional non-laser processes.
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