II‐VI Incorporated (Nasdaq:IIVI), a leader in laser components and subsystems, today announced its DirectProcess 900 direct diode laser engine with active rectangular-beam shaping for micro materials processing.

Next generation consumer electronics, with their increasing capabilities in small form factors, are driving innovation in laser-based manufacturing to solve new challenges in microelectronics assemblies. II-VI’s new DirectProcess 900 FlexShape, with its leading-edge top hat beam parameter profile of 6 mm x mrad, can be dynamically adjusted to an arbitrary rectangular beam width and length ranging from 0.2 to 50 mm for non-contact localized soldering, bonding, and annealing in microelectronic components and connectors.

“This new product delivers on the fundamental advantages of direct diode technology for micro materials processing,” said Haro Fritsche, Product Line Manager, II-VI DIRECTPHOTONICS. “Direct diodes lasers are intrinsically the most power efficient materials processing tools, have unique beam geometries that delineate process areas precisely, and are virtually maintenance free. Leveraging these and other benefits, direct diode lasers are rapidly emerging as the preferred tools in micro materials processing.”

The DirectProcess 900 product platform can be programmed by users to perform precisely timed processes, and can be managed and diagnosed remotely through its TCP/IP or EtherCAT interfaces. II-VI’s direct diode laser engines are available with powers ranging from 200 to 1200 W. They are small, lightweight and robust, making them ideal for direct mounting on automated stages or robots. They can be deployed along with II-VI’s laser processing heads and laser light cables.

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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