Centennial, CO — 14 MAY 2019 – This summer’s Laser World of Photonics (LWP) Conference in Munich will host the European debut of the world’s highest-brightness high-power blue laser. NUBURU follows the 2017 introduction of the award-winning 150-Watt AO-150 with the release of the 500-Watt 450-nm AO-500 industrial laser, bringing the power of blue light to deeper materials processing applications.
Gold, aluminum, and copper are among the metals that absorb blue light much more than they do the infrared wavelengths of conventional industrial lasers. “The physics of absorption provides blue lasers with the ability to efficiently process copper and other industrially important metals,” said NUBURU’s co-founder Jean-Michel Pelaprat. “For example, the AO-500 produces better quality copper welds at a higher speed than any alternative welding method.”
High power is only the beginning of the story, because the efficiency and quality of materials processing applications are driven by power density. Increasing power density by a factor of four increases weld depth more than one-and-a-half times and increases the weld speed three to four times. “The AO-500’s beam parameter product is less than 30-mm-mrad,” said NUBURU CEO Mark Zediker, “enabling rapid defect-free copper welding, and even welding dissimilar metals with minimal formation of undesirable intermetallics in the joint.”
NUBURU produced the world’s first industrial-class blue laser with an innovative design that individually aligns each of the output beams from a multi-diode packaged chip. Sixteen of these diode packages are efficiently integrated in the AO-500 — a design approach that offers the highest industry-leading brightness. Early adopters are already leveraging the advantages of high power and brightness in applications such as battery fabrication, automotive component production, e-mobility device fabrication, and electronic packaging.
NUBURU is showcasing the capabilities of the AO-500 at the Laser World of Photonics Europe Show in Munich from June 24 to 27. Find the NUBURU team at Laser 2000 Hall B3 booth 103.
NUBURU®, headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, is leading the transformation to a world of high-speed, high quality metal machining and processing using a first-to-market class of high-power, high-performance blue lasers.