Coherent acquires Additive Manufacturing systems maker O.R. Laser

June 4, 2018

June 4, 2018

Coherent, Inc., Santa Clara, California, USA, has acquired O.R. Lasertechnologie GmbH, Dieburg, Germany. O.R. Laser produces a range of compact, high-precision tools for laser-based metal Additive Manufacturing, including Direct Metal Deposition (DMD) and Selective Layer Melting (SLM), as well as systems for cutting, welding, marking and engraving. The company’s products are used in diverse applications, including the dental, medical, jewellery, automotive and aerospace industries.

Founded in 1966, Coherent is a provider of lasers and laser-based technology. With headquarters in Silicon Valley, California, and a global network of offices, the company supplies a range of markets and industries, including scientific, commercial and industrial customers

Thomas Merk, Coherent’s Executive Vice President and General Manager, Industrial Lasers and Systems, stated, “The acquisition of Rofin-Sinar made Coherent into a major force in laser machine tools, and O.R. Lasertechnologie now gives us a complementary product line that specifically increases our solutions portfolio in Additive Manufacturing.”

“Additionally, their products will seamlessly integrate with our current offering because the O.R. Laser approach is congruent with the Coherent philosophy: provide high performance, precision systems which deliver unmatched value and ease of use,” he added. “We see this as key to enabling lasers to displace other legacy manufacturing technologies in a variety of industries. For example, these advantages have already allowed O.R. Laser to enjoy success with their solutions for dental and medical device manufacturing.“

June 4, 2018

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