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TRUMPF expands its primary solid-state laser development facility

TRUMPF expands its primary solid-state laser development facility

Added to MTDCNC by TRUMPF on 11 March 2013

TRUMPF, the world’s largest manufacturer of lasers for industrial use, has expanded its primary solid-state laser development facility by erecting a new building at the town of Schramberg-Sulgen. Thus TRUMPF Laser GmbH + Co. KG has augmented this corporate site with a structure offering 6,200 square meters of floor space. With about 250 guests in attendance, the official opening took place on March 6. The two floors in the Development Center house both office space and laboratories dedicated to the development of solid-state lasers.

Investment volume for this new project came to 13.5 million euros while construction took 17 months. This investment is a clear expression of TRUMPF’s commitment to the site and to its innovation and growth strategy. At the opening ceremonies Peter Leibinger, vice-chairman of the TRUMPF Group Management Board, noted: 'Schramberg is not only the cradle of the German laser industry. Today it is one of the world’s leaders in laser technology development and production.' Professor Reinhart Poprawe, director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology in Aachen, emphasized another point in his dedication speech: 'The laser is playing a decisive role in the design of tomorrow’s production technologies. And to that end we need – in addition to a superior research setting at universities and other institutions – highly innovative companies like TRUMPF.'

Numerous industrial manufacturing processes have been made possible at all thanks to the solid-state lasers built by TRUMPF Laser GmbH + Co. KG. These lasers, originating in the Black Forest, will be found both in small-scale devices for the semiconductor industry and as high-performance lasers in vehicle manufacture. TRUMPF also uses the solid-state lasers in its own machine tools.

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