4JET expands its laser-based glass processing portfolio

Sept. 10, 2021
The addition of a 2 kW robotic cell complements the company’s existing equipment portfolio for laser-based glass processing.

The 4JET Group (Alsdorf, Germany) has expanded its range of laser job shop services at its site in Prutting, Germany, which in the future will offer surface cleaning, pretreatment, and laser paint stripping. Adding a flexible 4JET 2 kW robotic cell complements the company’s existing equipment portfolio for laser-based glass processing.

The services from 4JET target for low- and medium-volume customers who want to use laser technology without making the investment themselves. This job shop is also a testing ground for pilot series, enabling customers to bridge start-up phases for their own investment projects in laser technology. The company offers customers downstream quality logistics processes.

4JET is building a network of service providers that take on cleaning tasks at customers sites using handheld JETLASER cleaning systems. These independent partner companies use 4JET products for industrial cleaning, building and fire restoration, and maintenance work prior to nondestructive testing, for example.

Source: 4JET press release via Presse Box

About the Author

David Belforte | Contributing Editor

David Belforte (1932-2023) was an internationally recognized authority on industrial laser materials processing and had been actively involved in this technology for more than 50 years. His consulting business, Belforte Associates, served clients interested in advanced manufacturing applications. David held degrees in Chemistry and Production Technology from Northeastern University (Boston, MA). As a researcher, he conducted basic studies in material synthesis for high-temperature applications and held increasingly important positions with companies involved with high-technology materials processing. He co-founded a company that introduced several firsts in advanced welding technology and equipment. David's career in lasers started with the commercialization of the first industrial solid-state laser and a compact CO2 laser for sheet-metal cutting. For several years, he led the development of very high power CO2 lasers for welding and surface treating applications. In addition to consulting, David was the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Industrial Laser Solutions magazine (1986-2022) and contributed to other laser publications, including Laser Focus World. He retired from Laser Focus World in late June 2022.

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