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  • Development Manager


    “The mental energy that I’m putting in creates a product that has a measurable impact on how we sell our lasers.”


  • Group Leader


    “IPG gave me the opportunity to become a group leader.  That helped me to be more confident.”

  • Final Test Supervisor


    “I started at IPG right out of community college.  Every day is a challenge and I never have time to become complacent.” 

  • Production Manager


    “Working hand-in-hand with the people who created this technology is inspiring.”


Beyond the obvious objectives in offering a comprehensive and competitive benefits program, we want our employees and their families well taken care of today and in the future.


The benefits of US employment with IPG Photonics include:

  • Health Insurance and Prescription Drug Benefits
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • 3 Weeks of Vacation annually
  • 12 Paid Holidays annually
  • Up to 6 Days of Paid Time Off (sick/personal time) annually
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Travel Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Medical Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependant Care Account


Benefits at other locations vary.


Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action M/F D/V 

IPG Photonics Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.All employment decisions and personnel actions at IPG Photonics are administered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, qualified mental or physical disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic carrier status, any veteran status, any military service, any application for any military service, or any other category or class protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.  IPG Photonics Corporation provides reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Applicants who need accommodation in the job application process should contact (508) 506-2527 or email HR.Accommodations@ipgphotonics.com to request assistance. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to.  


As a long-time OEM supplier, IPG is intimately familiar with the understandably unforgiving standards expected of component and subsystem vendors. We know our customers depend on our lasers and amplifiers to operate without failure in mission-critical and safety-critical applications. Our confidence that our lasers and amplifiers will meet these expectations is based on the empirical comfort that comes with the most rigorous testing and quality control standards. Our key components are tested or burned-in for hundreds of hours, and in the end, we only use the best components that have passed our stringent control standards.

  ISO 9001:2000 to ISO 9001:2008

IPG Photonics is certified ISO 9001:2015, giving our customers the assurance that our business processes are both well-documented and conform to the same standards of quality upheld by most of the world’s largest and most highly-regarded companies.

Beyond the words stands our bottom-line commitment to quality: the best warranty in the industry.

IPG Photonics ISO 9001:2015 Certification

IPG Laser ISO 50001:2011 Certification

IPG Laser ISO 50001:2011 Certification (German)

Customer satisfaction is our goal at IPG. We strive to make the best lasers and amplifiers in the world and back it up with our commitment to service. This commitment to service does not end after the quick installation of your equipment. 

After over two decades in this business and hundreds of thousands of units deployed in the field, we know what our customers expect and demand, and work diligently to exceed those expectations.

If you do not find an appropriate contact below, please contact the manufacturer of your system or the distributor of your IPG product.

Please note that in addition to the IPG Service Centers listed below, IPG operates additional service and parts inventory locations.
Please contact your IPG Service Center for details.

IPG Photonics Corporation
50 Old Webster Road
Oxford, MA 01540

Customer Service/Support
Tel: +1.508.373.1157

Laser Systems - Customer Service/Support
Tel.: +1.508.506.2888

Materials Processing Systems - Nashua
200 Innovative Way Suite 1390 Nashua, NH, USA
Tel.: +1.603.518.3205


IPG Laser GmbH
Carl-Benz Strasse 28
57299 Burbach Germany

Tel:  +49.2736.4420.8451

High-power YLS Series 

Low and medium-power YLR / YLM Series

Short-pulse YLP Series 

IPG (Beijing) Fiber Laser Technology Co., Ltd.
F28, 2 Jingyuan North St. BDA
Beijing, 100176 China
Tel.: +86.400.898.0011

IPG Laser (France)

IPG IRE – Polus Co.
Academician B.A. Vvedensky Sq.1
Fryazino, Moscow 141190 Russia

High-power lasers & systems
Tel.: +7.496.255.4310; +7.800.775.2829 

Low and medium-power lasers

Telecommunications equipment
Tel.: +7.800.775.2829 

IPG Photonics (Italy) S.r.l.
Via Kennedy 21
20023 Cerro Maggiore (MI), Italy
Tel: +39.0331.1706.908

IPG Photonics (India) Pvt Ltd.
Indiqube-ETA, no 38/4, ground floor
Outer Ring Road, Doodanakundi,
Bangalore 560037
Tel.: +91.93.4288.6889 / +91.93.4250.8779

IPG Photonics (Spain) S.L.

IPG Photonics (Japan) Ltd.
920 Nippa‐cho, Kohoku‐ku, Yokohama‐shi,
Kanagawa 223‐0057 Japan
Tel: +81.45.716.9833

Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary
IPG Photonics Sp. z o.o.
ul. Portowa 74
44‐102 Gliwice, Polska
Tel: +48.32.721.22.22
Fax: +48.32.721.22.21

South Korea
IPG Photonics (Korea) Ltd.
Techno 2 ro 80‐12 (709 Gwanpyeong‐dong)
Yuseong‐gu, Daejon, 305-509 Korea
Tel: +82.42.930.2010
Service Hotline: +82.10.2539.4455

IPG Photonics Eurasia
Bilmo Küçük Sanayi Sitesi,
Aydınlı Mevkii, Yanyol Cad. Melodi Sok.
No:36 Tuzla, Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90.216.593.3033

IPG Photonics (Asia) Ltd. Taiwan Branch
5 F., No.91, Xinhu 1st Rd., Neihu Dist.,
Taipei City 114, Taiwan
Tel: +886.(2)27.93.3582

United Kingdom
IPG Photonics (UK) Ltd.
Axis 1, Hawkfield Way, Hawkfield Business Park,
Bristol, BS14 0BY, United Kingdom
Tel: +

IPG Photonics (Asia) Ltd. Thailand Branch
88/12 Moo 6, Kingkaew road, Rachathewa,
Bangphli, Samutprakarn 10540 Thailand
Tel.: +
Fax: +
Mobile: +


IPG stands behind our commitment to our customers with the best warranty in the industry.

All IPG lasers and amplifiers are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship, under normal use, for the specified warranty period: the typical warranty for standard fiber lasers is for a full 3 years after shipment.  Some non-standard lasers and accessories may have different warranties. IPG also offers extended warranties. Contact your sales person for details.

The obligation of IPG is limited to repairing or replacing equipment that proves to be defective during the warranty period without charge. Our warranties do not cover damages due to misuse, negligence or accidents due to installations, repairs or adjustments not specifically authorized by a certified IPG employee.

IPG Warranty

IPG relies on best-of-class suppliers for our innovative and advanced fiber devices.

We look for vendors with a proven track record, superior products and services on a performance and cost basis and capacity to meet our and our customer needs. We seek suppliers who are ISO 9001:2015 certified, provide effective technical support and service, can react to our requests on scheduling and production and who continuously strive to optimize their performance.

If you think that you can make a difference to IPG, let us know.

Supplier Questionnaire

Terms and Conditions of Purchase IPG Photonics Corporation

Terms and Conditions of Purchase IPG Laser GmbH (Germany)

Terms and Conditions of Purchase IPG Medical Corporation

IPG Photonics Corporation’s products, like the products of many other high-tech companies, contain various metals that were purchased from third-party vendors and originate from all over the world. These metals include tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (“conflict minerals”). These metals have been labeled “conflict minerals” because they may be sourced, in part, from the conflict-laden Democratic Republic of Congo and adjoining countries and because some of the trading of these metals is believed to be funding the illegal armed groups responsible for the conflict there.

IPG is committed to responsible sourcing of conflict minerals and related legal compliance, including the due diligence and disclosure requirements relating to the manufacturing of IPG’s products. IPG conducts annual due diligence of its suppliers to determine the sourcing of the conflict minerals in its products and confirm there is no evidence that the conflict minerals in IPG’s product funded conflict.

IPG will not knowingly source any conflict minerals from sources that fund conflict. If IPG’s due diligence reveals that any of IPG’s suppliers have provided IPG with goods or metals that funded conflict, IPG will seek alternative sources for such goods or metals.


The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 requires manufacturers that manufacture or sell products in the State of California to disclose their efforts, if any, to address slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains. IPG Photonics Corporation (“IPG”) is committed to complying with applicable law and conducting business in an ethical manner, as reflected in IPG’s Code of Business Conduct. Moreover, IPG’s standard purchasing agreement requires all IPG suppliers to comply with all applicable local, state, federal and foreign laws and regulations, including all laws prohibiting slavery and human trafficking.

IPG complies with its disclosure requirements as follows:

Supply Chain Verification: IPG does not currently verify its supply chain to evaluate and address the risks of slavery and human trafficking.

Audits: IPG does not audit its suppliers to evaluate supplier compliance with IPG standards for slavery and human trafficking in supply chains.

Certification: IPG does not currently require its suppliers to certify that materials incorporated into the product comply with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking in the country or countries where its suppliers do business.

Internal Accountability Procedures: IPG maintains internal accountability standards and procedures for all employees and contractors who fail to comply with applicable legal requirements or the IPG Code of Business Conduct. IPG’s Code of Business Conduct, which governs all employees of IPG as well as all consultants hired on IPG’s behalf, requires all employees and contractors to comply with all applicable laws, and provides a telephone hotline and email account for individuals to report any suspected violation of applicable laws or company standards. All reports of suspected violations are investigated, and the results of such reports are reported to IPG management when appropriate.

Training: IPG does not currently provide training to its employees and management who have direct responsibility for supply chain management. However, employees and management are expected to report any suspected violations by suppliers of any applicable law or IPG’s Code of Business Conduct and IPG would investigate any such report.


IPG Photonics Corporation makes this statement under the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 on behalf of itself and its subsidiaries (“IPG”).   IPG supports the UK Modern Slavery Act and affirms IPG’s commitment to identify and address the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking across our business. 

About Our Business

IPG is the leading developer and manufacturer of a broad line of high-performance fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers and diode lasers that are used for diverse applications, primarily in materials processing. Fiber lasers are a type of laser that combine the advantages of semiconductor diodes, such as long life and high efficiency, with the high amplification and precise beam qualities of specialty optical fibers to deliver superior performance, reliability and usability.

IPG is committed to ensuring IPG’s business operations reflect our values and our belief that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect. IPG prohibits its suppliers from using slave or child labor or engaging in human trafficking. IPG will not tolerate the use of slave or child labor in the manufacture of our products and will not accept products or services from suppliers that engage in human trafficking in any form.  IPG implements its commitment through IPG’s Terms and Conditions of Purchase and through IPG’s sound business and governance policies, including IPG’s Code of Business Conduct. 

IPG’s Business Model

IPG is vertically integrated such that we design and manufacture most of the key components used in our finished products, from semiconductor diodes to optical fiber preforms, finished fiber lasers and amplifiers. We also manufacture complementary products used with our lasers including optical delivery cables, fiber couplers, beam switches, optical processing heads and chillers. In addition, we offer laser-based and non-laser based systems for certain markets and applications. Our vertically integrated operations allow us to reduce manufacturing costs, control quality, rapidly develop and integrate advanced products and protect our proprietary technology.

IPG hires well-qualified, talented people to help us achieve our mission. We are committed to creating safe and secure workplaces and working environments.  IPG employs a fair and equitable approach in its hiring practices, and all recruitment procedures and wages are compliant with local laws and regulations.

IPG believes in freedom of employment, which means all work should be done voluntarily. No employee should be forced to work against their will. Our employees may terminate their employment by giving any required contractual or statutory notice. IPG strictly prohibits child labor and the employment of children below the applicable minimum legal age.

IPG’s Management of Supply Chain Risks

IPG’s Terms and Conditions of Purchase are the foundation of IPG’s efforts to ensure that social and environmental responsibility and ethical conduct exists throughout our supply chain. IPG’s Terms and Conditions of Purchase ensure that our suppliers comply with the anti-slavery, human trafficking and responsible sourcing laws and are located here: 


IPG’s Code of Business Conduct requires all employees to report any suspected violations of law or IPG policies and is located here: 


IPG also publishes a Conflict Minerals Report annually to disclose our due diligence efforts regarding the countries of origin of certain “conflict minerals” used in our supply chain, such as tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold (known commonly as “3TG”).

IPG takes the following actions to ensure our suppliers’ commitment to anti-slavery practices and human rights: 

  • Require direct suppliers to affirm that materials incorporated into our products comply with laws regarding slavery, child labor, human trafficking and conflict minerals of the country or countries in which we are doing  business;
  • Investigate if we have a reasonable basis to believe that one of our suppliers is engaging in human trafficking, use of slave or child labor or use of conflict minerals; and
  • Seek alternative sources for goods or services from any supplier that is believed to be engaging in human trafficking, use of slave or child labor or use of conflict minerals if the supplier does not take corrective actions within a reasonable period of time

IPG is working on a Supplier Code of Conduct and continues to develop a risk-based, responsible sourcing program that will assess this risk in our supply chain, train employees directly responsible for managing our supply chain, and establish auditing protocols for high risk third parties, as needed.

IPG makes this statement for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019. 


UK Modern Slavery Act Statement

IPG Photonics supplies our unique line of fiber lasers and amplifiers to systems integrators as well as directly to end-users.  Because IPG provides products to a variety of end users, it is our desire to provide basic information on the topic of laser safety. 

This information is being provided as a service to both our existing customers and perspective customers.  Please see the links at the end of this section for additional sources of information concerning laser safety.


Lasers/amplified light sources produce light that does not exist in nature.  A stimulus such as high intensity light is input into a laser cavity and the result is laser emission or light output.  Although the output is light, the laser/ amplified light is much different that sunlight or a light bulb.  Therefore because laser/amplified light has special properties there are often hazards associated during operation and potentially during service. Lasers/amplified light sources produce highly intense monochromatic light which can be visible or invisible to the human eye.  Laser/amplified light is also coherent which means that all of the waves are in phase with each other.  Coherence makes this light much more dangerous than non-coherent light of the same wavelength and intensity.  Collimated beams or beams that do not diverge rapidly as they exit the device aperture have risks that are present even at long distances from the aperture.

When considering laser hazards, the most common area of concern is usually the eye.  The information below will not only speak to hazards associated with the eye, but will also touch on other hazards that may be present with the use of a laser product. 

IPG’s diode lasers operate in the 980 nm range, Ytterbium lasers and amplifiers operate at around 1060 nm, Raman lasers and amplifiers operate at around 1400nm, Erbium lasers and amplifiers at around 1550 nm and Thulium lasers and amplifiers operate at around 2000nm.  IPG also provides laser sources below 980nm.

Eye Hazards

Ocular damage can occur from laser exposure. Lasers can damage the eye in different ways depending on the wavelength and output power that the user may become exposed to:

  • Visible (400 to 700nm) and Near-infrared (IR-A, 700 to 1400nm) beams can penetrate the eye and thus cause irreversible damage to the retina, optic nerve and central portions of the eye.  Typically the human eye can resolve light within the wavelength range of 400 to 700nm (violet to red). Unfortunately the eye will also allow wavelengths upwards of 1400nm to penetrate and still pose a significant threat for retinal and optic nerve damage.
  • Invisible beams of wavelengths other than Near-infrared can cause damage to the outer sections of the eye. UV radiation (180 to 400nm) can cause corneal damage as well as damage to the lens. Middle-infrared radiation (IR-B, 1400 to 3000nm) has the potential to penetrate the surface and cause cataracts.  Far-infrared (IR-C, 3000nm to 1mm) can damage the outer surface or cornea.
  • The user should expect the presence secondary beams at various angles. The secondary beams may be at or close to the work surface. These beams are specular reflections of the main beam from various surfaces. Although these secondary beams may be less powerful than the total power emitted from the laser, the intensity may be large enough to cause damage to the eye. This should be taken into consideration when installing laser systems.

Additional Hazards

  • Burns to skin are possible from laser systems. ; The damage potential and severity will very as a function of wavelength and power.
  • Some of the laser systems are components of heavy equipment and they should be operated with a high degree of care to the operator and others that are in the area of the laser.
  • Some lasers are powerful enough to burn clothing, paper or ignite solvents and other flammable substances. This must be considered when using laser systems.
  • Hot or molten pieces of metal may be present when using high power lasers. Exercise caution if debris is being generated in your application.

Electrical Hazards

  • The voltage (both AC and DC) used for laser products are often high.  All electrical cables and connections should be treated as if it were a harmful level. All parts of the electrical cable, connector or device housing should be considered dangerous.

In addition to the information provided above about safety, the following is a brief description of laser system classification.  Laser systems are classified by the wavelength and output power the end user may be exposed to during operation.  This could also be described as the hazard potential of the laser system.  The classification is determined by the emission wavelength(s), output power and beam characteristics.

Laser classes start at Class 1 and end at Class 4.  The higher the number in the classification, the greater hazard potential the laser system has.  These laser classifications are identified on the laser system and often Roman numerals are used to identify the class number.  The identification process is accomplished by affixing a label onto the product.  Along with text warnings, these labels include information pertaining to the wavelength, total output power and laser classification.

Class 1
Class 1 laser systems are intrinsically safe.  Under normal operating conditions, these lasers do not pose potential health hazards.  Special design considerations are used to prevent human access to laser radiation during operation.

Class 2
Class 2 laser systems are low power, visible lasers.  The eye’s natural blinking reflex caused by bright light aversion will protect the user.  There are some potential hazards if directly viewed for an extended period of time.  A CAUTION label is required for Class 2 lasers.

Class 3
Class 3a laser systems are also required to have a CAUTION label and on some cases require a DANGER label.  The light aversion reflex should protect the user if only viewed momentarily.  A hazard may be present if viewed with collecting optics such as during an optical alignment process.

Class 3b laser systems can produce a hazard if viewed directly or by viewing secondary beams.  Typically, these lasers will not produce hazardous reflections from a matte surface.  These systems have a DANGER label affixed and although the potential for eye damage is present, the risk for fire or skin hazards is low.  Laser safety eyewear is recommended while using these lasers

Class 4
Class 4 laser systems present hazards to both the eye and skin.  The hazards can be present from direct, secondary and diffuse reflections.  A DANGER label is affixed to all Class 4 laser systems.  Class 4 lasers can also damage materials in or around the laser area and ignite flammable substances.  Laser safety eyewear is required while using these lasers.


IPG Photonics supplies both Class 3b and Class 4 lasers and laser systems to our end-users.
The following list contains items that laser users or prospective users should consider when using laser systems.

  • Please take time to read and understand the User’s Guide and familiarize yourself with the operating and maintenance instructions that have provided before using the product.  If there are any questions or sections that are not understood, do not hesitate to contact the manufacturer.
  • All operators that are in the area must be wearing appropriate laser safety eyewear prior to enabling laser emission.  This would include operators that are not directly using the laser system.
  • Never look directly into the laser output port when the power is on.
  • Set up the laser and all optical components used with the laser away from eye level.
  • Do not install or terminate fibers or collimators when laser is active.
  • Always switch the laser off when working with the output such as mounting the fiber or collimator into a fixture, etc.  If necessary, align the output at low output power and then increase the output power gradually.
  • The interaction between the laser and the material being processes can also generate high intensity UV and visible radiation. Ensure that laser enclosures are in place to prevent eye damage from visible radiation.
  • Ensure that the work surface is properly vented.  The gases, sparks and debris that can be generated from interaction between the laser and the work surface can pose additional safety hazards.
  • Use the laser in a room with access controlled by door interlocks. Post warning signs. Limit access to the area to individuals who are trained in laser safety while operating the laser.
  • Avoid using the laser in a darkened environment.
  • Do not enable the laser without a coupling fiber or equivalent attached to the optical output connector.
  • The operator of the laser is responsible to notify of laser usage and control the laser area.

Laser safety eyewear is labeled with both the optical density and the wavelength coverage range. The optical density, OD, is a parameter of great interest when selecting laser safety eyewear.  The formula for optical density is listed below.

Optical Density =   -1 (Light Transmission)

Tl = 10 - OD

Using the formula above you can see that there is a 10x increase in protection (10x decreases in laser transmission) for each increase in OD.  IPG Photonics recommends that the end user of laser systems review the particular application when assessing eyewear requirements.  It is important to understand the potential hazards associated with or as a result of the end use application.

IPG Photonics recommends that laser users investigate any local, state, federal or governmental requirements as well as facility or building requirements that may apply to installing or using a laser or laser system.


For additional information regarding Laser Safety please refer to the list below, which contains some available information:

Laser Institute of America (LIA)
13501 Ingenuity Drive, Suite 128
Orlando, Florida 32826
Phone: 407.380.1553, Fax: 407.380.5588
Toll Free: 1.800.34.LASER

American National Standards Institute
ANSI Z136.1 – 2000, American National Standard for the Safe Use of Lasers
(Available through LIA)

International Electro-technical Commission
IEC 60825-1, Edition 1.2, 2001-08
Safety of laser products –
Part 1: Equipment classification, requirements and user’s guide.
(Available through LIA)

Laser Safety Equipment
Laurin Publishing
Laser safety equipment and Buyer’s Guides




February 5 - 7 Photonics West, San Francisco, CA Booth #1641
February 5 - 7 MD&M West, Anaheim, CA Booth #1539
April 16 - 18 SPIE Defense, Baltimore, MD Booth #545
May 6 - 9 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), Houston, TX Booth #8006
May 7 - 9 CLEO, San Jose, CA  Booth #2007
June 3 - 5 FiberConnect, Orlando, FL   Booth #931
June 11 - 13 MD&M East, New York City, NY  
June 23 - 26 World of Photonics, Munich, Germany Hall A3
September 10 - 12 Battery Show, Novi, MI Booth #2437
September 24 - 26 WESTEC, Long Beach, CA Booth #1901
September 26 Fiber Laser Days 2019, Gliwice, Poland

Centrum Edukacyjno-Kongresowe, Politechnika Śląska

September 29 - October 3 Laser Congress Vienna, Vienna, Austria Booth #23
September 30 - October 3 Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS)Mississauga, Canada Booth #1187
October 23 - 24 MDM Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN Booth #2105
November 11 - 14 FABTECH, Chicago, IL  Booth #B17038
December 4 - 6 Photonix 2019, Chiba, Japan  
December 12 - 14 PRI Show, Indianapolis, IN  

  • Leading Energy Efficiency

    IPG’s fiber lasers are up to 20x more efficient than conventional lasers. The ECO laser product line has an industry leading >50% wall-plug efficiency. 

  • Reducing Industrial Waste

    IPG's innovative fiber laser technology is a key enabler of more efficient manufacturing processes that reduce waste and improve productivity. Our lasers are used in metal-based additive manufacturing, which produces significantly less waste relative to the machining down of parts in the aerospace and medical device industries, among others. Our marking and engraving lasers eliminate the use of hazardous chemicals in this process. Also, our ablative lasers can be used to strip paint off aircraft, eliminating the waste from alternative methods like sandblasting plastic media as well as the use of hazardous chemicals.

  • Life-Saving Medical Applications

    IPG's lasers have been integrated into a variety of lifesaving medical devices, including usage in urological surgery for the treatment of colon cancer. Other applications include the destruction of kidney stones and the prevention of painful grafting in dental applications.

  • Recycling Program

    We continue to identify new ways to divert materials and waste associated with our operations from landfills. We have developed a metal recovery program saving thousands of pounds of materials (such as aluminum, copper and steel). Since 2010, we have recycled over 1160 tons of material.

  • Laser Safety

    All of IPG's lasers are equipped with leading safety protocols and measures. Our technology also remotely delivers high energy, removing the human element from dangerous activities.

  • Nuclear Decommissioning

    IPG provides innovative solutions in nuclear decommissioning and other applications, where cutting of metal pipes, cylinders and other structures is done in a highly contaminated environment posing health and safety risks.

  • Thought Leadership

    IPG Photonics is a leading voice in the laser industry. As a pioneer in the high-power laser field, IPG delivers technological innovations that allow more industries to take advantage of the power and efficiency of fiber laser technology. Our CEO Dr. Valentin Gapontsev and members of our Research and Development team are frequently invited speakers at international conferences and events. 

  • Local Community Support

    IPG and its employees are long-term supporters of local food banks, veterans’ groups, educational groups, and actively supports 88 different local charities in the US alone.

  • Ethical Conduct
    All U.S. employees undergo comprehensive ethics training to ensure that they are aware of the laws, rules and regulations that they must abide by. 
  • Educational



    We regularly conduct tours for local high schools, vocational schools, universities, academic specialty groups, and colleges. Some employees participate on higher education advisory boards. We offer six scholarships through local high schools for seniors entering STEM programs. In the United Kingdom, IPG has a history of sponsoring Master's degree and Ph.D. level physicists at Imperial College, London.

  • Opportunity

    IPG's diverse employment opportunities range from entry level jobs to positions requiring uniquely advanced and specialized education and experience. IPG's vertical integration business model requires talent outside of optics, lasers and electronics. Employment with IPG offers top-rated benefits and competitive compensation.  We are proud of our colleagues, their accomplishments, and the rewards that come with being part of IPG Photonics. 

  • Diversity

    IPG Photonics Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.All employment decisions and personnel actions at IPG Photonics are administered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, qualified mental or physical disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic carrier status, any veteran status, any military service, any application for any military service, or any other category or class protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.  IPG Photonics Corporation provides reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Applicants who need accommodation in the job application process should contact (508) 506-2527 or email HR.Accommodations@ipgphotonics.com to request assistance. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to.  



Energy Efficiency in the Laser Marketplace

The record energy efficiency of IPG fiber lasers is enabling a transformation within the laser industry similar to the electric lighting industry. Over the years, advances in lighting and laser technology have improved the energy efficiency of these products and lowered the total cost of ownership.

 incandescent light bulb    fluorescent light bulb    LED light bulb
 Nd:YAG (Lamp Pumped) = Incandescent    CO2 = Fluorescent   Fiber = LED 
Electrical Efficiency: 2%   Electrical Efficiency: 7 to 8% (including chiller)   Electrical Efficiency: 45 to 50%

Nd:YAG laser wall-plug efficiency is about 2%, which is equivalent to a traditional filament bulb. The majority of input energy is lost as heat. In a laser setting, this means that more electricity is needed to get required output power, necessitating powerful chillers to dissipate the significant heat which is effectively lost energy.


CO2 lasers are 3-5x more efficient than Nd:YAG lasers. More than 90% of input energy is lost to heat, much like a CFL light bulb. Significant cooling is still required for most industrial applications, further increasing energy usage.


IPG’s fiber lasers have efficiencies from 45 to more than 50%, dramatically reducing the input power needed. In addition, fiber's high surface area to volume ratio combined with its efficiency significantly reduces heat output and the corresponding cooling cost of a chiller.

coal factory icon

Did you know...?

  • Electrical savings from IPG lasers sold in 2016 were equivalent to the yearly output of a typical 500 MW coal fired power plant.
  • The 2016 reduction in CO2 emissions from all IPG lasers sold over the last three years is equivalent to Vermont's yearly CO2 emissions.


Environmental & Safety Initiatives


  • IPG operations are compliant with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directives as well as the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
  • Since 2006, a cogeneration plant has been operating in Oxford, reducing emissions by using waste heat from power generation to heat and cool buildings, saving more than 1.1 tons of greenhouse gases yearly.
  • All new construction is built at a higher level than energy code requirements.
  • IPG has implemented a metal recycling program which saves thousands of pounds of aluminum, copper, and steel annually.

machine shop metal recycled chart

Committed to Conflict-free Sourcing


  • IPG is committed to legal compliance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, including the due diligence requirements relating to the responsible sourcing of tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold (3TG).
  • Our team works diligently towards obtaining disclosures from its suppliers concerning whether any of IPG's 3TG originates from conflict regions or funds conflict there.
  • We require all suppliers to comply with legal requirements relating to responsible sourcing.
  • If any of our suppliers cannot demonstrate sufficient compliance with their due diligence and disclosure obligations, IPG will seek alternative sources of these 3TG metals.


Giving Back to our Communities


 imperial college london logo        Siegman international school on lasers
IPG sponsors Masters and Ph. D. physicists at the Imperial College London. We're also involved in Project Photon training local teachers in laser use.     IPG is a co-founder of the Siegman International School on Lasers, created by the Optical Society of America to expand access to laser education.
 IPG charitable contributions     WPI logo
Our charitable contributions committee funds community programs up to $50,000 targeting (1) education; (2) community welfare; (3) civic and social service programs; and (4) arts and culture.     We established the IPG Photonics Laboratory at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), supporting engineering opportunities for students with the donation of photonics equipment and other resources.
 society of women engineers      institute of radio-engineering

IPG Sponsors the Society of Women Engineers, promoting the advancement of women in the engineering field.


In Russia, IPG has a long history of support for students of the Institute of Radio-Engineering.