LightMachinery acquires GSI group product lines

April 3, 2008, Ottawa, Canada--LightMachinery has announced the acquisition of two CO2 laser product lines from GSI Group.

April 3, 2008, Ottawa, Canada--LightMachinery Inc. has announced that it has concluded an agreement with GSI Group (Rugby, England) to purchase the Impact and LaserMark product lines.

Impact and LaserMark product lines are both based on transversely excited atmospheric-pressure (TEA) short-pulse CO2 laser technology, originally developed by Lumonics Inc. (Ottawa, Canada) and currently manufactured by GSI Group in the U.K. Impact Series lasers are primarily used for fine processing of non-metallic/polymer materials. LaserMark Series lasers are a well-established solution for fast, on-the-fly marking of pharmaceutical and electronic products and consumer packaging.

John Hunter, president of LightMachinery, stated, "We are pleased to have concluded this agreement so that we can develop new applications and continue to offer these products and related support to customers around the world."

LightMachinery was established in Ottawa in 2002 by former members of GSI Lumonics. The company manufactures lasers, precision optics, and fluid-jet polishing equipment.

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