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SPI Lasers opens sales, support base in China...

27 Nov 2018

...while Amplitude Systèmes and Beihang University, China, sign agreement on strategic collaboration and a joint ultrafast laser research lab.

SPI Lasers, the Trumpf subsidiary and UK-based designer and manufacturer of fiber lasers, has increased its reach in China with the opening of a new Sales, Service & Applications center in Shenzhen, in the south of the country.

The new facility was officially opened earlier this month, November, with an event to showcase the site to clients, managers and applications engineers, with presentations and tours.

Zack Huang, General Manager of SPI China, commented, “We are now hosting regular weekly customer visits. Having the facility in Shenzhen means that customers are more likely to drop in and engage with us, which is great for product development and insight.

"Feedback so far has been extremely positive, we are confident this investment will help us grow our business and improve our customer service in the region.”

The new application facility is equipped with both a 2kW SM and 6kW CW MM laser source, with scanner and fixed head beam delivery options, as well as a full suite of pulsed lasers to be used on three independent scanner based workstations. The facility also has a metallographic preparation area, welding quality evaluation tools and an optical microscopy suite, suitable for completing a broad range of customer cases and investigations.

The sales and service center is staffed by fiber laser experts the company’s new applications, and is fully focused on supporting SPI’s Chinese customers to complment the growth strategy of “putting the customer at the heart of their business” Huang added.

Amplitude signs jv with Beihang University

In Shanghai, China, on November 16, Eric Mottay, CEO of Amplitude Systèmes, and Prof. Guan Ying Chun of Beihang University, China, signed an agreement on strategic collaboration and joint research laboratory on advanced ultrafast lasers applications.

Prof Guan is a materials scientist who uses laser processing for tailoring performance and exploring mechanisms.

Both partners said that they “recognize the importance of ultrafast laser technology for advanced industrial applications and scientific research, as well as the benefit of an open, collaborative mindset in today's challenging environment.”

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