Hamamatsu develops new optical component for laser metal machining

Hamamatsu innovates in laser metal machining optics

Hamamatsu develops new optical component for laser metal machining. Hamamatsu Photonics has developed a new LCOS-SLM (Liquid Crystal On Silicon – Spatial Light Modulator), the X15213-03CL, that delivers the world’s highest power handling capability up to 700 W.

Hamamatsu harnessed its unique thermal design technology which enhances heat dissipation performance. The X15213-03CL is an optical component designed for laser beam machining of metal materials which also allows free control of laser beam patterns.

The X15213-03CL vastly boosts production efficiency when used for specific applications. This includes metal 3D printing, where metal powder is sintered by laser to form solidified parts for aircraft and transport equipment, as well as laser metal welding and cutting.

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