PowerPhotonic is a global leader in the design and manufacture of cutting-edge micro-optics for laser applications in materials processing, medical systems, and optical communications as well as scientific and defence sector. They are a fast-growing investor backed business headquartered in Dalgety Bay, Fife and exporting internationally.
PowerPhotonic Ltd. was formed in 2004 to commercialize the technology from fundamental research undertaken at the world-renowned Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. With operations in the United Kingdom, North America and South East Asia, they are well positioned to support companies across the globe.
Suppliers have traditionally used lithography, micro-grinding and micro-molding to manufacture a wide range of laser micro-optics products. However, there are intrinsic limitations with these techniques. Time to first prototypes is lengthy; new designs are expensive to set up; and there are limitations in the range of surface forms and levels of surface roughness that can be achieved. The PowerPhotonic laser micro-machining technology overcomes these issues. And these advantages apply not only to our standard products. These benefits are leveraged in our custom design and manufacturing service and the LightForge™ rapid fabrication service.
LightForge-How-it-Works from PowerPhotonic on Vimeo.
PowerPhotonic’s business is underpinned by two decades of fundamental research and development and a growing portfolio of patents. Combined with a team skilled in the art of designing and manufacturing and testing high performance laser optics. Now is a very exciting time to be joining the business as it moves into a new facility which will dramatically increase its production capabilities.