When designing process heads for high-power lasers, there are high demands on performance, safety, and flexibility. When Coherent develops world-class lasers and laser technology, QRTECH is there as a business partner and technical consultant.
Coherent is a world-leading supplier of lasers and laser technology in the fields of science, medicine, and industry. The company is headquartered in California, USA. In Sweden its main activities are the development, manufacture, and sale of fiber cable and optical components for high-power lasers. When designing process heads, which are used for material processing by laser, there are high demands on performance, safety, and flexibility. Extreme welding precision is required when working materials such as copper, aluminum, and titanium, whether the welding is done by robot or manually.
Two years ago, QRTECH began working with Coherent as a consultant on electronics and embedded software. Today, QRTECH is a long-term business partner and developer of the software platform.
–The collaboration has resulted in a modern architecture that means we are well prepared for the future. QRTECH’s cutting-edge expertise in electronics and IoT is a perfect match for us, says Mats Blomqvist, R&D Manager at Coherent.
Another major benefit for Coherent has been the fast, efficient progress from prototype to product. According to the laser specialist, the ideal business partner should be:
–Honest, empathetic, flexible, and experts in their field. We always work well with a partner like that, says Blomqvist.
Some of Coherent’s products are patented and certified, the result of continuous research and development. The market for high-power lasers is growing, as are the requirements on performance and technical solutions. QRTECH is helping Coherent to ensure that its products are on the technical leading edge, and that they are reliable and sustainable.
–We are delighted to have Coherent’s professional trust, and look forward to continue supporting them also in the future, in developing electronics as well as software. Advanced product development calls for modern platforms and methods, and that’s something we’re particularly good at, says Roger Kanstrup, Business Manager at QRTECH.