Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW; Corning, NY) and Altechna R&D (Workshop of Photonics; Vilnius, Lithuania) have entered into a joint development agreement to develop new laser glass processing technologies. Corning Laser Technologies now says its laser cutting processes employ ultrashort laser pulses (in the picosecond range) to cut the glass, while Workshop of Photonics specializes in femtosecond lasers for glass cutting and other applications.
“The emerging opportunities for ultra-strong, ultrathin, and ultraclean glass processing solutions, along with a need for greater glass processing efficiencies, are driving the demand for laser processing technologies. We believe this strategic relationship with Workshop of Photonics will enhance our ability to deliver innovative laser processing solutions for glass,” said Michael Müller, managing director of Corning Laser Technologies.
“This strategic partnership with the global specialty glass production leader is recognition of the unique glass processing laser technology developed by Workshop of Photonics,” said Gintas Šlekys, board chairman of Altechna R&D (Workshop of Photonics). “We see this as a great opportunity to grow alongside Corning Incorporated by providing laser application R&D services.”
Workshop of Photonics is an Altechna R&D brand which, since 2007, has been heavily investing and carrying out extensive R&D in the field of femtosecond laser micromachining. It follows an open innovation culture and relies on a network of laser sector companies, universities, and worldwide partners to find new applications and growth avenues.
Source:Workshop of Photonics