LuxPoint acquires United Photonics to enter fibre laser marketplace

Created January 25, 2019
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LuxPoint, a photonics sensor products and technology developer, has announced that it has acquired United Photonics LLC, a designer and supplier of fibre laser modules and accessory products based in Vernon, CT, US. United Photonics products are incorporated in various laser material processing and additive manufacturing systems.

The acquisition of United Photonics marks the entry of LuxPoint into the fibre laser business, and will carry on United Photonics’ supply of engineered fibre laser products to OEM clients that provide equipment and systems in laser metal sintering (LMS) additive manufacturing, marking and cutting, material surface treatment, and cosmetic laser markets.

Assets and staff of United Photonics will transfer to LuxPoint and operate out of LuxPoint’s Rocky Hill, CT, facility. In combining the two companies, which will operate as LuxPoint Laser Products Group, OEM customers are expected to benefit from the added resources and engineering capabilities of LuxPoint, while retaining United Photonics expertise, supply chain, and customer relationships.

Based in Vernon, CT, United Photonics is an established source of customised fibre lasers and beam delivery products to OEM suppliers of laser-based manufacturing and material processing equipment. The company has experience in fibre optics, speciality fibres and optics. United Photonics has a network of partners and suppliers of fibre laser modules and devices to provide rapid design, prototyping, and supply of these products.

LuxPoint is photonics products and technology development company specialising in distributed fibre optic sensors and fibre laser devices for diverse energy, infrastructure, and advanced manufacturing markets. These optical solutions impart significant improvement in system performance, cost, and intelligence in these applications.

The company says it is “a leader in upstream fibre optic sensing with decades of team experience delivering turn-key downhole monitoring systems”. It is expanding into other photonics product areas through strategic partnerships to leverage its core product engineering and commercialisation capabilities.

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This article was written
by Matthew Peach

Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.