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New Laser Platform Enables Advanced Material Processing

With the increasing use of advanced materials in industrial applications from aerospace to medical devices, comes a growing need for innovation in material conversion technology. Developments in laser processing aim to overcome the limitations of existing technology and push the boundaries of how materials can be used. To this end, Universal Laser Systems has released a platform with enhanced material processing capabilities.

The new ULTRA 9 platform is designed to perform laser cutting, laser ablation and laser surface modification. When configured with patented MultiWave Hybrid technology, it can combine the laser energy of up to three wavelengths - 9.3 µm (CO2), 10.6 µm (CO2) and 1.06 µm (fiber) - by independently controlling each spectral component of the beam. The user is able to select the ideal wavelength or combination of wavelengths based on the material, allowing for maximum process flexibility.

"MultiWave is just one of the features that makes the ULTRA 9 a comprehensive processing solution. Advanced functionality such as high-accuracy beam positioning and auto-focus, collision detection and smart path planning, make it suitable for applications in manufacturing, R&D, academic research and prototyping," said a company spokesperson. Due to its versatility, the platform is engineered to be effective for a broad range of materials including films, industrial fabrics, engineering plastics, laminating adhesives, foams and composites from global manufacturers such as 3M, DuPont, Henkel, Rogers, SABIC and Saint-Gobain.

For more information contact:

Universal Laser Systems, Inc.

7845 East Paradise Lane

Scottsdale, AZ 85260


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