Category : Laser Beam Profilers

MKS Announces Ophir® LBS-300s, New Beam Splitter Finds Focus Spots with Shorter Working Distances

Andover, MA – December 12, 2017 – MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® LBS-300s, a compact, portable laser beam splitter for handling small beam diameters and a wide range of powers.

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Happy new year!

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MKS Announces Ophir® BeamWatch AM, Non-Contact Laser Beam Monitoring System for Additive Manufacturing

Andover, MA – November 20, 2017 – MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® BeamWatch® AM, the industry’s first non-contact laser beam monitoring system for additive manufacturing.

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Beam Profiling 101: Intro to laser measurement

One of the most common questions Mark S. Szorik, Pacific Northwest Regional Sales Manager at Ophir Photonics is being asked, is “Why do I need a beam profiler and what tools and methods do I need to profile my beam?”

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Reducing Production Waste with Laser Profiling and Characterization

A laser profiling system can characterize and identify which variables affect product quality and waste.
But many laser users have never evaluated the quality of the beam beyond the initial delivery. This leads to frequent process adjustments to try to get back to “normal” and frantic calls to outside laser services.

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Can a Simple Sensor Really Replace a Laser Beam Profiler?

So you need to profile your laser beam but are worried about the cost of a beam profiler? Or maybe you just think it will be too complex for your technicians?
BeamTrack is a laser power sensor that also measures beam size (PPS version only) and position (all versions).
My question: Can you use BeamTrack as an alternative to a full laser beam profiler?

Sort of.

It really depends on what you need to measure.

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Finding the center of the NanoScan

Finding the mechanical location of your laser beam can be important in some applications.

Using a NanoScan (Scanning Slit Beam Profiling) you can find a mechanical location of the center of your beam by following these steps:

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A Leader’s tip: This is how Ophir Spiricon determines its products’ dynamic range

I guess the first question that comes to mind while reading this week’s blog title would be – “What’s dynamic range anyway?” or “Why is it so important to state it right?”
By the end of this post you’ll be fully exposed to the importance of stating your dynamic range right…So, stay tuned!

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Follow us on social! Here is why…

Our Ophir Photonics – Laser Measurement community is growing, and much of the conversation is happening on social media! We want to connect our laser enthusiasts followers from around the world though everyone’s favorite apps. Please, follow us on social!

Ophir Photonics Group – Laser Measurement (Facebook)

Ophir Optronics Solutions Ltd. / Laser Measurement – by Ophir Photonics (LinkedIn page/LinkedIn group)

Ophir Laser Group (Twitter)

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Thank You For Visiting Us at the 2017 Laser World of Photonics Trade show!

This blog post is dedicated to everyone who came by our booth at the 2017 Munich Laser World of Photonics Trade show.

We were really excited about the large crowd at Ophir’s booth and would like to take a minute and thank you all for stopping by. You are absolutely amazing!

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