Forty Years and Still Counting

Founded in 1980 by William G. Fredrick, one of the leading pioneers in the field of industrial laser processing, Laser Mechanisms officially marked its 40th anniversary on July 17, 2020.

Having innovated many of the early laser applications, Laser Mechanisms’ founder envisioned his new company developing a building-block system of standard laser beam delivery components, including an articulated arm system, that could be custom configured into integrated material processing solutions. From those early days, Laser Mechanisms has developed into a global leader in the design and manufacture of beam delivery components and laser processing heads.

With headquarters in Novi, Michigan, and sales offices strategically located throughout the world, Laser Mechanisms is firmly positioned to support its global customer base well into the future.

FM+ Now for Green and Blue Lasers

PRIMES’ FocusMonitor FM+ is now qualified for standard-compliant measurement of focus geometries in the green and blue spectral range, making it a critical device for validating the laser processing of copper materials commonly used in e-mobility and battery production.

As new and more powerful lasers in the green and blue spectral range have become available for industrial use, PRIMES saw the need to offer with the FocusMonitor FM+ a reliable qualification tool for the laser applications associated with e-mobility manufacturing.

For the first time, laser users are now able to efficiently measure and monitor their laser-based machining processes, laser systems and production tasks from the far infrared to the blue spectral range.