December 10, 2019, Centennial, CO – An independent panel of industry experts has awarded NUBURU’s AO-500 500-Watt blue laser “Innovator’s Gold” recognition. The Innovator’s Awards are sponsored by one of the photonics industry’s leading publications, Laser Focus World (LFW), and they honor “companies or organizations that demonstrated excellence in a product or technology, an application, or in research and development.”

The LFW Gold Innovators award joins a host of previous industry recognitions for NUBURU’s game-changing blue laser technology, including last year’s LFW Platinum Award and the recent Frost and Sullivan 2019 Technology Innovators’ Award.

The AO-500 leverages its high-brightness design and the physics of blue light absorption to weld copper faster and better than any alternate method. This year’s Innovator’s Award panel evaluated the originality and impact of the innovation, the ability of the technology to fill a market need, and the technology’s potential to increase productivity. NUBURU’s blue industrial lasers excel on all counts. They offer unprecedented capabilities for such applications as welding and additive manufacturing suited for aerospace, energy storage, e-mobility, and electronics manufacturing.

Meet us at Booth 3032 at SPIE’s Photonics West.

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NUBURU® instantaneously changed the laser materials processing field in 2017, with the introduction of the first industrially relevant blue laser. Since then, the company has distinguished itself by improving blue laser technology, continuously maintaining its position at the forefront of this burgeoning market.


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