Date Announced: 07 Jan 2021
Both Companies to Expand Range of Offerings
Portage, MI (USA) – Micro-LAM, Inc., a manufacturer of laser-assisted machining systems for ultra-precision CNC Machining, has acquired 603OPTX, Inc., an optical fabrication company specializing in the fabrication of precision optical components. The acquisition aims to extend R&D, prototyping and preproduction capabilities to Micro-LAM customers, and further support them with optional production and fabrication expertise through 603OPTX’s turn-key capabilities.
Micro-LAM, Inc. manufactures innovative cutting technologies that equip precision machines with a hybrid laser-diamond cutting system. CEO Deepak Ravindra, Ph.D., notes that the acquisition will make Micro-LAM a stronger partner to their existing and prospective customers by providing additional support and services specially targeted toward addressing their customer’s challenges. “This was a strategic move for us, focusing on building more synergy with our customers by offering new products and processes such as diamond-turning glass optics.” He added, “With the high level of expertise held by 603OPTX, we can continue to support customers by delivering top-quality turn-key solutions for complex geometry optics, utilizing hard-to-machine materials.”
Shawn Voisine, President of 603OPTX, noted that both companies share a dedication to continued customer service and support, as well to provide high quality, precise optical components. “Our employees have unparalleled experience in providing turn-key solutions. This partnership will allow us to continue to focus on customer service and requirements while expanding our capabilities and capacity.” Steve Polczwartek, Vice President and Founder of 603OPTX, notes that customers of both companies will benefit from the expertise of the other. “The joining of forces will be very successful, allowing us to focus on solving customer problems and delivering superior solutions.”
Both teams agree that optical fabrication companies who are either expanding into new applications or simply tightening their capital spending budgets will benefit from this move as the need for complex, innovative optics that can be quickly delivered continues to grow. Users needing expanded capabilities can design and prototype new optical products without additional capital investment. Deepak noted, “Combining the forces and expertise between the laser-assisted technology group, our ultra-precision cutting tool division in the UK, M10 Edge Ltd., and the fabrication expertise at 603, customers can now envision a highly innovative experience, geared toward de-risking customers while providing them with a competitive edge.” The companies begin working together in January 2021.
About Micro-LAM, Inc.
Micro-LAM, Inc. was founded in Portage, Michigan in 2012, and offers award-winning cutting technology through a retro-fit system that equips precision machines with a hybrid laser-diamond system to efficiently machine difficult to cut materials, such as ceramics, silicon, glass and exotic metals. The company expanded its facility in 2017 and today does business in nearly 20 countries and serves the markets of consumer electronics, mobility, military, defense and healthcare. In 2019, M10 Edge Ltd. was formed in the United Kingdom, manufacturing ultra-precision diamond cutting tools. Visit them at www.micro-lam.com.
About 603OPTX, Inc.
603OPTX, Inc. was founded in 2018 in Keene, New Hampshire, and focuses on turn-key optical component manufacturing such as mirrors and lenses used in a wide range of industries. The company provides a full range of optical components from blanks to complete fabrication and coating. With over 50 years’ optical fabrication experience across the factory, 603OPTX provides complex precision optical components made from nonferrous materials, IR crystalline materials and polymer substrates. Visit them at www.603optx.com
Web Site: https://www.micro-lam.com/