Profile: IPG Photonics Corp (IPGP.O)
7 Dec 2016
IPG Photonics Corporation, incorporated on December 2, 1998, is engaged in the design, development, production and distribution of fiber lasers, laser systems, fiber amplifiers and related optical components. The Company offers a line of lasers and amplifiers, which are used in materials processing, advanced communications and medical applications. The Company sells its products globally to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators and end users. The Company has sales offices in the United States, Germany, Russia, Italy, Turkey, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and India. The Company's manufacturing facilities are located in the United States, Germany and Russia. The Company also manufactures complementary products used with its lasers, including optical delivery cables, fiber couplers, beam switches, optical processing heads and chillers. In addition, the Company offers laser-based systems for certain markets and applications.
The Company's laser products include low (1 to 99 watts), medium (100 to 999 watts) and high (over 1,000 watts) output power lasers from 0.3 to 4.5 microns in wavelength. These lasers may be continuous-wave (CW), quasi-continuous-wave (QCW) or pulsed. The Company's pulsed line includes nanosecond, picosecond and femtosecond lasers. It offers several different types of lasers, which are defined by the type of gain medium they use. These are ytterbium, erbium and thulium, as well as Raman and hybrid fiber-crystal lasers. The Company also sells fiber pigtailed packaged diodes and fiber coupled direct diode laser systems that use semiconductor diodes. In addition, it offers high-energy pulsed lasers, multi-wavelength lasers, tunable lasers, single-polarization and single-frequency lasers.
The Company also makes single-mode and low-mode output ytterbium fiber lasers with power levels of approximately 20,000 watts and single-mode, erbium and thulium fiber lasers with power levels of over 500 watts. It also sells laser diode chips and packaged laser diodes operating at 8XX to 9XX nanometers. The Company sells its own family of high-power optical fiber delivery cables, fiber couplers, beam switches, chillers, scanners and other accessories for its fiber lasers. It also makes active and passive laser materials and tunable lasers in the middle-infrared region.
The Company's amplifier products range from milli watts to approximately 1,500 watts of output power from 1 to 2 microns in wavelength. It offers erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs), Raman amplifiers and integrated communications systems. These products are deployed in broadband networks, such as fiber to the home (FTTH), fiber to the curb (FTTC) and passive optical networks (PON), and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) networks. It also offers ytterbium and thulium specialty fiber amplifiers and broadband light sources that are used in advanced applications. In addition, the Company sells single-frequency, linearly polarized and polarization-maintaining versions of its amplifier products.
The Company offers integrated laser systems for particular geographic markets or custom-developed for a customer's manufacturing requirements. Through its IPG Microsystems division, the Company offers industrial grade ultra violet (UV) excimer, diode pumped solid state and picosecond laser micromachining systems and materials processing services. Applications for these systems include advanced laser scribing and laser lift-off (LLO) of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), semiconductor, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), research, biomedical and industrial micromachining. IPG Microsystems' laser systems operate at wavelengths from 193 nanometers to 1,064 nanometers.
IPG also develops and sells specialized fiber laser systems for material processing applications as requested by customers, including orbital welding, remote welding, micro-welding and cutting. The platforms include multi-axis workstations for welding, cutting and cladding, flatbed cutting systems and diode markers. Other systems offerings include a welding seam stepper and picker, which is an automated and integrated fiber laser welding tool. The seam stepper and picker, an alternative to resistance welding, are used in automotive assembly, appliance, rail cars and other sheet metal fabrication.
The Company competes with Fanuc; Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc., Trumpf GmbH + Co., KG, Coherent, Inc., GSI Group Inc., Newport Corporation, Laserline GmbH, TeraDiode, Inc, Hypertherm, Inc., The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Keopsys SA, Mitsubishi Cable Industries, Ltd., Amada Co., Ltd, Raycus Fiber Laser Technologies Co. Ltd., Maxphotonics Co., Ltd., nLight Corporation and Lumentum Holdings Inc.
IPG Photonics Corp
50 Old Webster Rd
OXFORD MA 01540-2706