PRIMES measuring devices for laser beam measurement have applications in many sectors. The development of sensors and measuring devices that are used directly in manufacturing is particularly promising for industrial use.
Laser systems engineering bridges the gap between between beam source and laser application. The quality of the production results is influenced by the beam properties. Beam analysis supplies the necessary beam parameters for this purpose. These are the basis for the quality and productivity planning, plant layout and monitoring of quality.
In the automotive industry, manufacturers and suppliers have introduced monitoring of relevant laser beam parameters during production in all high volume production as well as for critical components. Within a few months, they have profited from extended service intervals, more consistent product quality, reduction of defective parts and avoidance of rejects.
The laser – the beam source – is the central component in all laser processing. In the field of high continuous power, for the most part CO2 or NIR lasers (fibre, disk, Nd:YAG or diode lasers) are employed.
One of the markets growing most vigorously at present in the laser technology field is the sector of additive manufacturing, and in particular the area of Selective Laser Melting (SLM).