Centennial, CO — 23 JAN 2018 — NUBURU’s AO-150 high-power blue laser is already improving performance in a wide range of materials processing applications.  At SPIE’s Photonics West Exhibition NUBURU will showcase the AO-150 – the company’s first commercial product.  The industry-first combination of high power and short wavelength enables a 3 to 10 times metal processing speed improvement.  Compared to infrared lasers, incumbent in many materials processing applications, high power blue laser light offers radical improvements in quality and speed in welding, cutting, brazing, and all forms of additive manufacturing.

“The AO-150 laser brings disruptive improvements to applications in many manufacturing fields: lithium battery fabrication, energy, aerospace, automotive, electronics packaging, and e-mobility,” said NUBURU’s CEO Mark Zediker.  “We’re excited to be spreading the word about how these innovative capabilities enable new applications.”

NUBURU’s co-founder, Jean-Michel Pelaprat, noted that the short wavelength brings dual advantages to materials processing.  “Because blue light is highly absorbed by a wide range of metals, operations such as welding can be performed more quickly, with higher quality results.”  This opens up a new range of potential applications, such as the technically challenging task of welding copper foils for lithium batteries.”

NUBURU will be exhibiting the AO-150 from the January 30 to February 2 in booth 4139 at the Photonics West exhibition in San Francisco’s Moscone Center.


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.

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