II‐VI Incorporated (NASDAQ:IIVI), a global leader in laser materials processing solutions, today announced the introduction of its next-generation 12 kW BIMO-FSC laser cutting head with extended materials processing capabilities.

The rapidly growing market for 1 µm laser-based flat sheet cutting is driving the demand for laser cutting heads that enable faster processing and achieve longer up-time. II-VI’s new BIMO-FSC features an entirely redesigned zoom optics system capable of independently adjusting the focal diameter and the focal length over extended ranges in just milliseconds. The integrated sensor system enables a superior level of embedded intelligence that achieves maximum materials processing precision and provides just-in-time service alerts.   

“Our new BIMO-FSC brings an unprecedented level of intelligence to laser cutting and piercing,” said Dr. Robert Kuba, Managing Director, II-VI HIGHYAG. “The high degree of engineering innovation in the BIMO-FSC sets a new standard for laser processing heads in terms of cutting performance, reliability, serviceability and user-friendly operation.”  

The new advanced operation of the BIMO-FSC can be demonstrated at any of II-VI’s global applications labs where custom processes can be developed to customer requirements. II-VI’s broad portfolio of state-of-the-art products for laser-based materials processing includes laser welding heads, laser light cables, laser optics and direct diode laser engines.

II-VI will showcase its broad portfolio of products at EuroBLECH 2018, the 25th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, in Hanover, Germany, on October 23-26, 2018 in Hall 11, Stand F154.

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