This week long program hosted in 2017 by Centro de Investigaciones en Optica (CIO), Leon Mexico, co-founded by the OSA Foundation and IPG Photonics, provides up to 100 graduate students from around the world the opportunity to advance their education, foster future collaboration, and promote research and engineering for the optical community.
August 2017, The Optical Society of America
MC Machinery will partner on sales and service of IPG’s multi-axis fiber laser system, providing product solutions for a range of applications. IPG Systems' line of multi-axis laser processing workstations can be configured for welding, cutting, drilling, or cladding applications. These systems are modular in design and can be sold as stand-alone laser machining workcells or as fully automated processing units through the addition of custom-designed part handling.
August 2017, Today's Medical Developments
Fiber lasers have made tremendous advances in the past 10 years. IPG has reduced costs through vertical integration, and it has expanded into materials processing.
July 2017, Seeking Alpha
IPG Photonic has acquired OptiGrate Corporation, a pioneer and leading manufacturer of the highest-quality chirped volume Bragg grating (VBG) technologies. OptiGrate VBG-based components enable dramatic performance improvement, miniaturization and cost reduction of ultrafast pulsed lasers for micro materials processing, medical and other applications.
June 2017, Nasdaq GlobeNewswire
The recent introduction of an easily integrated technology, based on a beam wobbling technique, is helping overcome difficulties in welding reflective materials such as copper and aluminum as well as dissimilar materials. This cost effective technique is helping to resolve porosity and hot cracking issues with laser welding, while making part-fit up to 3x more forgiving in terms of seam gap and seam offset. By enabling independent control of penetration depth, spot velocity, weld speed and seam width, welding applications
can be further improved to help achieve better welds both structurally and visually which eliminates the need for post processing.
April 26 2017, Industrial Laser Solutions
Presented by: Mustafa Coskun and Tony Hoult
Method works with single-mode and multi-mode fiber lasers.
March 2017, Industrial Laser Solutions
Bryce Samson, Tony Hoult, Mustafa Coskun
“The collaboration between IPG Medical and BIOLASE has been exciting,” said IPG Medical President Gregory Altshuler, Ph.D. “The Epic Pro with IPG Medical’s super pulse diode laser offers all new computer-controlled thermal super pulsing capability with real-time tip temperature monitoring and automatic power control designed to assist dentists in performing procedures quickly and with great precision. This new feature is a very significant innovation that we believe will provide the technological basis for other
January 2017, Business Wire
IPG completed the acquisition of operating assets, IP and certain liabilities associated with Biophotonic Solutions, Inc. (BSI). BSI specializes in pulse compression and shaping system/ software for ultrafast lasers.
December 2016, IPG Photonics
On Dec 5, Disney transformed the iconic Spaceship Earth globe at Epcot into the Death Star. Imagineers used lasers and other special effects as part of a promotion for the new movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Video Link
December 2016, FOX35 Orlando
The collaborative R&D project LaserSnake2 won the 2016 Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Award for Technology/Innovation Implementation. An integrated snake-arm robot and fiber laser cutting technology successfully completed an active in-cell size reduction task at Sellafield’s First Generation Reprocessing Plant, proving it to be a versatile system for in-situ decommissioning tasks.
November 2016, Association of Industrial Laser Users
High-brightness fiber lasers weld at very high speed.
November 2016, Industrial Laser Solutions
Use of high-strength steel and aluminum alloys drives adoption of fiber lasers in automotive production.
October 2016, Industrial Photonics
Scientists from the Russian Academy of Sciences, Nizhniy Novgorod State University, NTO IRE-Polus and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology have developed a ceramic-based laser that cuts tissue with minimal trauma and is at least two times less expensive than lasers using high-quality crystal-grown lasing materials.
September 2016, Laser Focus World
Lasers based on transition metal doped II-VI chalcogenides are coming of age for practical applications.
June 2016, Laser Technik Journal
Sergey Vasilyev, Igor Moskalev, Mike Mirov, Viktor Smolsky, Sergey Mirov and Valentin Gapontsev
IPG Photonics has again been named as one of the fastest growing American companies in technology sector.
May 2016, Forbes Magazine
The snake-arm robot equipped with YLS-5000 IPG fiber laser has shown itself to be a versatile system for in-situ nuclear decommissioning tasks.
May 2016, QC Robotics
IPG Photonics recently developed an innovative fiber optics-based GLPN-500-R laser, whose combination of single-mode beam quality, short wavelength, short pulse duration and higher power allow exploration of new applications. A year after the Prism Award, IPG has continued to enhance the laser architecture and optimize its components, resulting in further size reduction.
May 2016, Photonics Spectra
IPG Photonics has entered into an agreement to acquire Menara Networks, Inc., an innovator of enhanced optical transmission modules and systems, allowing IPG to offer more integrated telecom solutions and expand IPG’s telecom product offerings.
May 2016, StreetInsider
NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced NC3540LS digital cinema prototype, a 4K RGB laser projector with a bright and wide color space (Rec 2020) targeting large theater screens. The NC3540LS model can be configured in a two-projector stacking setup to deliver 70,000 lumens.
April 2016, Business Wire
Laser illuminated digital projection is the future of the digital cinema industry. Spectacular color purity, high brightness and longevity make lasers the illumination technology of choice. IPG Photonics, the leading manufacturer of high-performance fiber lasers, has developed cutting-edge technology extending the benefits into the visible light spectrum.
April 2016, CinemaCon, Las Vegas
More than 20 nuclear sites in the UK will need to be decommissioned by 2030 and this has prompted engineers to find novel techniques to help such sites safely end their working lives.
Spring 2016, Laser Systems Europe
A turn-key, integrated IP over DWDM 100G solution is optimized for metro and data center interconnections, supporting plug-and-play compatibility with all major MPLS routers and Ethernet switches and eliminating all mid-span amplifiers in optical links up to 250 km or 150 miles.
March 2016, Business Wire
Fiber Laser machines produce large tubes in a single, completely automatic cycle with an accuracy and repeatability that cannot be matched by the old manual processes.
March 2016, Industrial Laser Solutions
Although todays's high-power CW fiber lasers have their origins in telecom technology, they have long since left that arena and become naturals at reliable, capable materials processing.
March 2016, Laser Focus World
IPG Photonics developed an industrial grade picosecond and femtosecond pulse Yb fiber lasers with >100 μJ pulse energy and hundreds of Watts of average power for improved laser machining speed of sapphire and glass.
March 2016, SPIE Conference Paper
Alex Yusim, Igor Samartsev, Oleg Shkurikhin, Daniil Myasnikov, Andrey Bordenyuk, Nicholai Platonov, Vijay Kancharla, Valentin Gapontsev
World record wall-plug efficiency for high power industrial lasers
April 2016, Laser Technik Journal
Fiber lasers offer users the lowest price per watt with the highest beam quality.
Feb 2016, Manufacturing Engineering
Wall-plug efficiency, high PRR are just two benefits of the new laser technology
February 2016, Canadian Industrial Machinery
Shawn Murphy (IPG Photonics) and Gary Loringer (Paradigm Precision)
Fiber lasers producing different spot sizes, pulse durations, or wavelengths can be combined into a single process for applications such as brazing, welding, and surface texturing.
February 2016, Laser Focus World
Toby Strite, Andreas Gusenko, Michael Grupp, and Tony Hoult
In-line inkless laser marking now replaces traditional rotary gravure and pad printing.
January/February 2016, Industrial Laser Solutions
Scott R. Sabreen
Fiber laser sales continue to drive growth. There is only one company showing strong double-digit growth: IPG Photonics.
January/February 2016, Industrial Laser Solutions
David A. Belforte
Pulsed Fiber lasers have use in new applications
November/December 2015, Industrial Laser Solutions
Tony Hoult and Artur Amidon, IPG Photonics
Tool yields high repeatability without rework or post-processing
July/August 2015, Industrial Laser Solutions
Michael Weiner, IPG Photonics
Fiber laser finds utility in welding applications
July/August 2015, Industrial Laser Solutions
Using a 30 kW Fiber Laser
July/August 2015, LIA Today
Dirk Herzog, Mattias Shmidt-lehr, Marten Canisius, Max Oberlander, Jan-Phillip Tasche and Claus Emmelmann
Laser welding requires the right enclosure, clean environment and proper clamping. One technology tackles all three challenges.
June 2015, The Fabricator
A new generation of IPG QCW fiber lasers enables high throughput drilling, scribing, and cutting with micromachining quality.
May/June 2015, Industrial Laser Solutions
Marco Mendes, Rouzbeh Sarrafi, Joshua Schoenly, and Roy VanGemert
As fiber becomes cheaper, R&E Automated Systems keeps remote laser welding systems dialed in for automakers
May 2015, FF Journal
Nick Wright, Executive Editior
New fs lasers provide multiwatt output power, pulse durations approaching three optical cycles, and three-wave-mixing effects.
May 2015, Laser Focus World
Sergey Vasilyev, Mikhail Mirov, and Valentin Gapontsev
Designed for affordable fiber lasers, inline inkless laser marking now replaces rotary gravure and pad printing.
April/May 2015, Plastics Decorating
Scott R. Sabreen
IPG Photonics is a major player in the industrial laser market, and its particular focus within the industry has left it best able to capitalize on the strength in the auto industry both in the U.S. and elsewhere across the globe.
Dan Caplinger, Investor Central
ILS editorial advisor Dr. Kunihiko Washio, on a lab tour at the NADEX Laser R & D Center (Tsuruga, Japan), witnessed the following experiment with a 100kW fiber laser welding SUS 304 stainless steel at 100kW (1mm-diameter spot size)...
Jan 2015, Industrial Laser Solutions
Lasers show promise for composite manufacturing in the aerospace industry
Industrial Laser Solutions
Tony Hoult, IPG Photonics
The aerospace industry is one that can benefit greatly from conversion to fiber lasers.
Industrial Laser Solutions
Bill Shiner, IPG Photonics
High Power Fiber Lasers for Geothermal, Oil and Gas Industries
A high-power fiber laser succeeds in drilling through ultra-hard crystalline rock.
2014 Large Business Leader of the Year
Business Leaders of the Year 2014: Valentin Gapontsev, IPG Photonics
First Down Laser line seeks NFL implementation
The laser line system developed by First Down Laser Systems projects a visible green line onto the field of play.
Laser Focus World
Gail Overton, Senior Editor
Resistance Spot-Welding Gun Meets Fiber Laser
IPG Laser Seam Stepper welding modules enable high-volume automotive production.
Dr. Klaus Krastel and Holger Mamerow, IPG Laser GmbH
Banding Together Improvises New Product
Lincoln Electric Automation partnered with IPG Photonics to develop new processes and market laser systems.
March 2013, Industrial Laser Solutions
High Power Fibre Lasers, Sub Micron Lasers and Other Welding Advances
Fiber laser welding of Eastman's Tritan copolyester enables clear seams to be produced without the need for additives.
April 2013, Medical Plastics News
Tritan Finds New Application in IPG Medical Technology
The IPG technology can weld clear-to-clear polymers with fiber lasers and create welds almost invisible to the human eye.
April 2013, Plastics News
OSA Foundation Receives $250,000 Donation from IPG Photonics for Siegman International School on Lasers
The donation will go toward providing world-class lecturers, important student travel grants and achievement awards as well as other general programming costs.
May 2013, The Optical Society
IPG Photonics #5 Forbes Fastest Growing Tech Companies
America's Fastest Growing Tech Companies 2013
June 2013, Forbes
Scott DeCarlo and Tomio Geron
Leveraging Laser Technology
4.5 kW quasi-continuous IPG fiber laser enables cutting titanium
July 2013, Modern Machine Shop
Laser Welding Plastic Was Highlight of MDM East
With the 2 mm lasers, two otherwise ‘transparent’ materials can be welded cleanly, quickly and efficiently.
July 2013 Industrial Laser Solutions
Ron Schaeffer, PhD CEO of PhotoMachining
Using Fiber Lasers for Stainless Steel Tube and Pipe
An emerging option for tube, pipe producers
July 2013, THE TYBE & PIPE JOURNAL
Kevin Arnold, P.E., Brian Kopack, Chris Pilcher, Brad Trees
Progress in Lasers Improves Polymer Joining
Thulium fiber lasers are promising for laser welding clear polymers for the medical device and other industries.
August 2013, Plastics Decorating
by Tony Hoult, IPG Photonics
Fiber Lasers Poised to Impact Aerospace Component Drilling
Fiber lasers offer an alternative to pulsed Nd:YAG lasers for drilling cooling holes in turbine components.
August 13, 2013, Laser Focus World
2013, Stanford University
Dramatic technology paradigm shift
The business founder as strong leader and visionary
Revenue Growth: 46%
Profit Growth: 153%
Total Return: 59%
High Hopes for Hiring 175 More
The new jobs are expected to come with the company’s proposed $18.1 million, 101,500-square-foot expansion.
January 2012, Laser Focus World
Lasers save time, increase productivity and introduce new technology, with resultant major impact on company bottom line and long term market position.
January 2012, Laser Focus World
Pulse fiber lasers lessen acquisition and operating costs.
January 2012, Industrial Laser Solutions
Jens Dietrich and Ingomar Kelbassa
"Smart Additives" Enhance Plastics Laser Marking
The newest generation of laser marking “smart additives” incorporated into polymers is a quantum leap in technology, which is both enabling and cost-saving.
February 2012, Industrial Laser Solutions
Mid-infrared laser wavelengths open up new processes.
May 2012, Industrial Laser Solutions
Fiber Laser Process Targets Medical Platics Welding
A powerful laser technology originally developed for the telecommunications industry is now targeting plastic welding, and has significant implications for medical markets because it eliminates use of dyes and other additive extractables.
May 2012, Plastics Today
May 2012, Boston Globe
YLR-5-1070-LP Used in Laser Tweezer Application
Journal detailing the use of IPG lasers in medical applications.
June 2012, PLOS One
Hybrid Process Welds Thick-walled Tubes
Use of high-power lasers combined with GMAW in hydraulics manufacturing reduces time and material consumpion.
June 2012, Welding Journal
Robotic laser cutting provides balance of performance and capital flexibility, helping company enter and expand in hot stamping.
Doug Hixon, ABB
Fortune's fastest growing companies.
November 2012, Industrial Laser Solutions
IPG Photonics' GLR-100 Fiber Laser Named PRISM Award 2013 Industrial Lasers Finalist
The finalists for the 2013 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation, an annual program sponsored by SPIE and Photonics Media that recognizes innovative photonic products, have been identified.
November 2012, Laser Focus World
Fiber Lasers Drill for Oil
20 kW of laser power delivered through a special optical fiber can drill through hard rock.
December 2012, Laser Focus World
Laser Companies Look to Rocket Out of the Recession
Lynn Savage explores laser uses and market trends.
January 2011, Photonics
IPG Photonics receives Prestigious 2010 Prism Award in Industrial Lasers Category for QCW Fiber Laser
The Quasi Continuous Wave pulsed fiber laser replaces the aging population of inefficient flashlamp-pumped solid state lasers with much smaller and longer lasting diode pumped devices.
GE Speeds Steel Welding with Hybrid Laser Too
GE's HLAW systemwields enough power to weld steels nearly one-inch thick in a single pass versus the up to a half dozen passes required with current welding technologies.
Cut it Out
Stephen Mounsey looks at some of the latest developments in laser technology's staple application areas: cutting, welding and drilling.
May 2011, Electro Optics
Murray Touts Innovation Economy during Visit to IPG
The lieutenant governor's visit was part of the administration's commitment to supporting the state's innovation economy.
May 2011, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Valentin Gapontsev, IPG's CEO, Awarded Prestigious 2010 Russian Federation National Award in Science and Technology
The 2010 Russian Federation National Award in Science and Technology is conferred to Valentin Gapontsev for his set of innovative designs and his creation of high-quality production of fibre lasers and fibre optic backbone and local connection systems.
Driving Vehicle Production
Greg Blackman explores the increasing demand for lasers in the automibile manufacturing industry.
September 2011, Laser Systems Europe
Preventing Wear and Tear
Stephen Mounsey looks at the many uses of laser classing, particularly in power and energy generation applications and oil drilling.
September 2011, Laser Systems Europe
Fiber Laser Replaces Two CO2 Lasers at KMD
80 year old lasers are replaced with energy efficient alternatives.
October 2011, Salvagnini Group
The rise of fiber laser cutting
One company’s leap into fiber laser manufacturing
November 2011, Industrial Lasers Solutions
Fiber-laser Technology Grows More Diverse
Fiber lasers offer benefits such as long lifetimes, low complexity, reduced running costs, and low maintenance, which can now be found in a variety of fiber-based products with power levels matching the needs of applications previously served by CO2 lasers.
December 2011, Laser Focus World
Throughout the turbulent economic period, the military and defence market has remained stable.
February 2010, Electro Optics
Why a fiber laser? Reliability, beam quality, no consumables, no alignment, CW or pulsed mode, small footprint, high WPE, low cost.
February 2010, FF Journal
Developments in Fiber Laser Technology
Fiber lasers continue to evolve with a wide range of power and applications.
March 2010, Industrial Laser Solutions
Fiber Laser Spot Welding
Explores typical application for Laser Seam Steppers.
March, 2010, Industrial Laser Solutions
The Fibre Provider
IPG Photonics is synonymous with the field of fibre lasers, and has been for 20 years, as Warren Clark discovers.
April 2010, Electro Optics
Analyzing the Potential of the Solid State Laser
Fiber lasers have enormous potential in metal fabrication. They aren't a panacea, but for certain applications, they may be extremely attractive. They're solid-state, require less maintenance, and often can cut twice as fast as their CO2 counterparts.
July 2010, THE FABRICATOR®
Low Maintenance Laser Cutting
The smaller size, low maintenance and high beam quality of fiber lasers are helping persuade some end users who were reluctant to own a laser to make the purchase. And once their new fiber lasers are operational, the users are experiencing improved performance and lower operating costs with minimal upkeep.
September 2010, Modern Metals
Lincoln Electric, IPG Photonics partnership to look at hybrid fiber laser-MIG welding
Partnership between major welding supplier and laser resonator supplier should result in innovative technologies for laser welding
November 2010, Canadian Fabricating and Welding
Faster cutting speeds and higher energy efficiencies are making fiber laser cutting the system of choice for thin sheet metal
November 2010, Canadian Fabricating and Welding
Vice President of Industrial Markets Bill Shiner received the 2009 President’s Award from the Laser Institute of America (LIA). The award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to LIA and enabled the growth and prosperity of the society.
December 2009, Photonics Media
Fiber laser maker IPG Laser GmbH has received a major order for multikilowatt, continuous-wave Ytterbium fiber laser systems from the BMW Group in Munich, Germany. The lasers, which total 63 kW in power and feature an integrated cooling system, an integrated beam switch and flexible processing fibers, will be used to weld car doors in BMW's new production line.
July 2008, Photonics Media
Prima North America announced the sale of a Laserdyne 795 XS to IPG Photonics.The new Laserdyne system will be configured so as to be able to deliver a variety of IPG Photonics fiber lasers. This "first of its kind" system will be used in the North American applications laboratory for development of 2D and 3D laser cutting and welding processes.
December 2008, Industrial Laser Solutions
The IPG Photonics story is about independence, creating advanced technology, having a unique business model, and rampant success.
July 2007, SPIE
Developments are speeding up in fuel cells — including laser process technology.
January 2007, Automotive Design and Production
Gary S. Vasilash
IPG Photonics Turned Fiber Bust Into Laser Boom
Following telecom market crash, IPG Photonics has devised a new type of high-powered, mobile and stable fiber laser with many unexpected applications.
Jan 2006, PHOTONICS
High-power fiber lasers gain market share
The industry, previously skeptical, rushes to fiber technology to reap the benefits
Feb 2006, Industrial Laser Solutions
IPG Photonics Corp. received a 2004 Photonics Circle of Excellence Award, recognizing its 600-W single-mode ytterbium fiber laser, described as a combination of high fluence and true single-mode operation in a commercial product.
January 2005, Photonics Media
IPG Photonics has begun to gain market share on its extensive line of industrial single-mode and multimode fiber lasers.
June 2004, Laser Focus World
Cladding pumping, multifiber side coupling and combining multile single-mode outputs enable industrial multiple kW fiber lasers.
August 2002, Laser Focus World
Valentin Gapontsev and William Krupke
2017 Lightwave Innovations Award
|2016||IPG Photonics Ranked #21 on Fast Tech 25 2016 list, Forbes Magazine|
|2015||Prism Award for Photonics Innovation/ Industrial Lasers presented to IPG Photonics for GLPN-500-R 500 W industrial QCW green laser|
|2014||IPG Photonics Ranked #5 Small Company in America, Forbes Magazine|
|2013||IPG Photonics Ranked #5 on Fast Tech 25 2013 list, Forbes Magazine|
|2012||IPG Ranked #9 Fortune's Fastest-Growing Companies 2012, Fortune Magazine|
|2012||IPG Photonics #2 in Boston Globe 100, Boston Globe|
|2011||Valentin Gapontsev named Fellow to Optical Society of America|
|2011||IPG Photonics Ranked #6 Small Company in America, Forbes Magazine|
|2011||The Globe 100 - Best of Massachusetts Business 2011 - #3|
|2011||Russian Federation National Award in Science and Technology, Conferred to Valentin Gapontsev, IPG's Chairman and CEO for his innovative designs and creation of high-quality fiber lasers and fiber optic systems|
|2011||Prism Award for Photonics Innovation/ Industrial Lasers presented to IPG Photonics for QCW Fiber Laser|
|2009||Arthur L. Schawlow Award Presented to Valentin Gapontsev|
|2009||Laser Institute of America's President's Award Presented to Bill Shiner|
|2009||PhAST/LFW Innovation Award Honorable Mention YLS-5000-SM, 5 kW Single-mode Industrial Fiber Laser|
|2008||Deloitte Technology Fast 500 -500 Fastest Growing Technology, Media, Telecommunications, Life Sciences and Clean Technology Companies in North America|
|2007||Inc. 500 List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies - #442|
|2007||Deloitte Technology Fast 50 for New England (50 fastest-growing technology and life sciences companies)|
|2006||Deloitte Technology Fast 500 - 500 Fastest Growing Technology, Media, Telecommunications, Life Sciences and Clean Technology Companies in North America|
|2006||Top Growth Private Companies, Worcester Business Journal|
|2006||Inc. 500 List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies - #442|
|2006||Deloitte Technology Fast 50 for New England (50 fastest growing technology and life sciences companies)|
|2006||CEO Valentin Gapontsev named Ernst & Young New England Entrepreneur of the Year, Industrial Products and Services|
|2006||Fastest Growing Private Companies in MA (Rank #19), Boston Business Journal March 2006|
|2005||#2 Fastest Growing Private Company, Worcester Business Journal|
|2005||Awarded 2005 Photonics Spectra Circle of Excellence Award, 600 watt Single-mode Ytterbium Fiber Laser|
IPG Photonics Wins Circle of Excellence Award, Multikilowatt Ytterbium Fiber Laser
|2003||Awarded 2003 Photonics Spectra Circle of Excellence Award, Multikilowatt Ytterbium Fiber Laser|
|2003||Product of the Year Finalist, Photonics Tech Briefs (published by NASA), for ELP 775– Visible 30 W Pulsed Fiber Laser @ 775 nm|
|2002||Valentin Gapontsev, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award®, New England Finalist|
|1998||Reltec (Marconi) Award of Excellence: Strategic Supplier Management Program|