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2020-10-19 from Fluence:

New Product: the Jasper Flex

Fluence is excited to introduce its new femtosecond laser product, the Jasper Flex. With power up to 30W, the innovative Jasper Flex is intended for systems with volume constraints that require high laser power and outstanding pulse quality. The Jasper Flex is a smaller version of the Jasper laser, which was the first all-fiber high-power laser built using SESAM-free technology. This ground-breaking model provides unprecedented reliability and an excellent lifespan for users.

Jasper Flex leverages the original Jasper’s novel approach in the field of ultrafast lasers. Arguably the most important part of the laser, the femtosecond oscillator serves as the heart of every system. Applying Fluence’s unique technology, the Jasper Flex’s all-fiber, SESAM-free oscillator has been tested to operate at 40g vibration and in a vast range of temperatures (spanning more than 50 deg C). The oscillator, together with a fiber preamplifier, creates a monolithic construction immune to misalignment. This approach defines the robustness of the Jasper Flex system.

Jasper Flex, together with optional harmonic modules (SHG, THG, FHG), is a versatile tool that is especially useful in applications such as display repairs and micromachining. It is more than just a femtosecond laser as it offers broad pulse duration option tuning from <250 fs up to 20 ps. In addition, Jasper Flex comes with a burst option included as standard. This delivers a nanosecond long burst of individual femtosecond pulses. Together, these features enhance processing speeds, thus enabling users’ applications to run more efficient than ever before.

2020-10-01 from Gentec Electro-Optics:

Gentec-EO invests 1 M$ in headquarters expansion

At Gentec-EO, we are committed to investing for the future, consequently investing in our partners’ and customers’ future as well. We strive at ensuring continuous process and work organization optimization that will benefit and support our valued partners.

True to this philosophy, Gentec-EO is proud to announce its recent expansion amounting to 60% increase in work space area of its headquarters facilities in Quebec City, Canada. This enables us to meet the growing demand in the recent years for our laser beam measurement solutions and to provide the most efficient and cost-effective services possible. Started before the onset of the pandemic in Canada, the expansion was completed in August of this year.

“We are very pleased to invest human and financial resources to better meet the needs of our customers by expanding our capacity for both R&D infrastructure and manufacturing laser beam measurement instruments. The investment of $1 million in these new facilities which also comprises the purchase of specialized equipment provides us with the essential ingredients for our continued growth” said Michel Giroux, CEO of Gentec-EO.

The previous expansion, dating back only 3 years, was fueled by investment in new state-of-the-art production equipment and increasing our laser calibration laboratories. But it was clear that we also needed extra space as well as investments in high-tech equipment in order to achieve our goals. Most of the new space and equipment is dedicated to our R&D department and our production facility.

This increase in space positively impacts our production department by providing significantly augmented capacity and the ability to fulfill any size orders for our customers’ OEM and integration needs.

And the timing of this expansion couldn’t be better. Michel Giroux continued by stating: “The extra floor space allowed us to easily adapt to the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic brought upon us. We were able to reorganize our facilities efficiently to ensure a safe environment for all our personnel without compromising our drive for improved workflows and manufacturing throughput. I am particularly grateful to our operations team, who did an amazing job with this project.” The impact of the pandemic on our sales was temporary and we are amongst the few fortunate organizations back on track with order volumes and delivery. Furthermore, with a growing demand for our products we see a bright future ahead of us for the coming years.

This project is being carried out thanks to the financial support of Quebec City’s Vision entrepreneuriale Québec 2023. Focused on entrepreneurship, innovation, growth, financing and support, the Vision entrepreneuriale Québec 2023 program aims to make Quebec City the capital of entrepreneurship in the country. It brings together financial assistance programs and measures to grow businesses. The Vision benefits from more than $ 75.8 million in funding from the Government of Quebec. Quebec City, the Secrétariat à la Capitale-Nationale and Quebec International act as key partners in spreading the Vision. For more information, visit ville.quebec.qc.ca/financement.

We are proud to have the space needed to take this business to the next level and help more people measure their lasers with Gentec-EO accuracy.

2020-09-22 from Dynasil:

Hilger Crystals achieves ISO 45001: 2018 Occupational Health and Safety Certification

NEWTON, Mass., September 22, 2020 - Dynasil Corporation of America ("Dynasil" or the "Company"), a leading developer and manufacturer of optics and photonics products, optical detection and analysis technology and components for the homeland security, medical and industrial markets, today announces that its subsidiary Hilger Crystals has achieved certification for the ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Standard.

It is the first of all Dynasil subsidiaries to meet accreditation of the three integrated management systems standards: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and now ISO 45001.

ISO 45001:2018 specifies an international benchmark for organizations to identify, control, and decrease risks associated with occupational health and safety and an organizational commitment to continual improvement of its systems to ensure an ever safer and healthier workplace. Adherence to this standard also improves overall business performance by increasing productivity and reducing workplace illness and injury.

"This certification marks an important goal for Hilger in optimizing our productivity, while reaffirming our commitment to workplace health and safety. We strive to provide safe and secure processes throughout our facility – from crystal growth to machining and assembly and on through packaging and shipping. This certification gives our employees and customers reassurance that we have robust safety processes in place", said Jim Telfer, general manager of Hilger Crystals. “We could not have achieved this without the support of all our employees. I’m very proud of our entire team for their notable and sustained efforts to reach this goal, and during a global pandemic no less." Both the audit of the Hilger Crystals processes and facilities and certification was provided by BSI (certificate number OHS 718450).

About Hilger Crystals

Founded in 1874, Hilger Crystals has a well-established history and proven reputation for producing high-quality, commercial-grade synthetic crystals used in infrared spectroscopy and state-of-the-art scintillation and detection solutions. Hilger Crystals' ability to grow synthetic crystals in large volumes and to incredibly demanding specifications is further boosted by their close collaboration with customers — a practice that has proven successful from prototyping new research to wide-reaching commercial engagements. The company is registered in England (03412024) at Unit R1, Westwood Estate, Margate, Kent CT9 4JL. Visit www.dynasil.com/company/hilger-crystals for more information.

About Dynasil

Dynasil Corporation of America develops and manufactures optics and photonics products, optical detection and analysis technology and components for the homeland security, medical and industrial markets. Combining world-class expertise in research and materials science with extensive experience in manufacturing and product development, Dynasil is commercializing products including dual-mode radiation detection solutions for Homeland Security and commercial applications and sensors for non-destructive testing. Dynasil has an impressive portfolio of issued and pending U.S. patents. The Company is based in Newton, MA, with additional operations in MA, MN, NY, NJ and the United Kingdom. More information about the Company is available at www.dynasil.com.

Contact: Patty Kehe, Corporate Secretary, Dynasil Corporation of America

Phone: +1 617.668.6855

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