PITTSBURGH, March 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – II-VI Incorporated (NASDAQ:IIVI), a global leader in laser materials processing solutions, today announced the opening of its applications laboratory in Detroit, MI. Advances in laser processing capabilities on automotive production lines are accelerating and driving increased collaboration between industrial laser specialists and car manufacturers. IIVI’s new applications laboratory provides close customer support on state-of-the-art laser materials processing with practical hands-on training, in-depth applications consulting and detailed feasibility studies based on the know-how of II-VI’s applications engineers and the advanced capabilities of II-VI’s laser processing heads. “Our new applications laboratory in Detroit brings us even closer to our customers,” said Dr. Robert Kuba, Managing Director, II-VI HIGHYAG. “This lab, together with our service center near Pittsburgh, PA, enhances our ability to demonstrate manufacturing feasibility, optimize process windows and continue to deliver superior response time to our customers for laser processing heads.”
The applications laboratory is equipped with the latest II-VI HIGHYAG laser processing heads for welding and brazing. This includes the RLSK remote laser welding head with its new seam tracking feature and the BIMO which allows users to adjust the laser beam focal diameter and position during or in-between welds. By combining these with a multi-kW laser source, an industrial robot and a rotation table, processes can be developed for a wide range of configurations and materials including aluminum, zinc coated steel and hot stamped aluminum-silicon coated steel.
II-VI will exhibit at LAM, March 27-28, 2018 and LME, March 28-29, 2018 in Schaumburg, IL.