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Mi-Light Fall Colors Members Meeting In Review

Mi-Light Fall Colors Members Meeting in Review By EOT 

With the fall colors just starting to appear in northern Michigan, EOT was proud to host the quarterly meeting of Mi-Light, our Michigan photonics cluster. Representatives from many regions of our great state traveled to The Grand Traverse Resort to discuss our industry’s past, present, and most importantly, our future. A great time was had by all as we heard several interesting presentations and participated in an EOT tour of their facilities.

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TRUMPF Achieves 3.4 Percent Sales Growth

TRUMPF Achieves Sales Growth 

Ditzingen, October 19, 2016 – On June 30, 2016, at the end of the 2015/16 fiscal year, the TRUMPF Group successfully recorded a sales increase of 3.4 percent. The figure amounts to €2.81 billion (previous year: €2.72 billion). At €2.79 billion, incoming orders were below the previous year's level (€ 2.82 billion).

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Laser Mechanisms Will Introduce Their New Laser Processing Head At Fabtech

Laser Mechanisms Upcoming New Product Release 

Laser Mechanisms will introduce their new FiberWELD® HR laser processing head at the Fabtech trade show (Booth N4122) taking place November 16-18, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Engineered for high duty cycle production welding applications with medium to high-power, fiber-delivered lasers, FiberWELD® HR is a robust head with direct-cooled reflective optics that minimize focus shift.

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TRUMPF Founds Venture Capital Company

TRUMPF Founds Venture Capital Company 

Ditzingen, September 13, 2016 – The high-technology company TRUMPF has founded a venture capital company for funding technology start-ups. TRUMPF Venture GmbH began operations effective July 1, 2016.

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Baker College Success Stories

Baker College Success Stories  

When cutting edge technology demands meet undeveloped academics, new programs are created to meet industry demand. Baker College met the need and developed a Photonics and Laser Technology program. Not only that, but they are celebrating recent graduates. Two of those graduates now have full time positions with companies in the photonics industry. The two videos here showcase their experience.

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TRUMPF - Combination Punch Laser Processing

TRUMPF - Combination Punch Laser Processing  

Farmington, Conn.,August 30, 2016 - TRUMPF's TruMatic 6000 fiber punch laser combination machine unites the advantages of high speed solid-state laser processing with high quality punching and forming technology. This newly introduced machine rapidly laser cuts punches, forms and engraves sheet metal up to 0.25 inches thick while setting new standards in productivity and process reliability. The machine is designed for scratch-free processing while an intuitive laser output control system ensures superior quality when cutting delicate curves and tight radii. 

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Burris Law Hosts Mi-Light Photonics Group: How Are They Similar?

Burris Law Hosts Mi-Light Photonics Group: How Are They Similar?  

Burris Law hosted a Mi-Light Quarterly Member meeting and tour last month. What could a law office and a photonics group possibly have in common? To understand the answer, one needs to know a little more about Kelly Burris, Mi-Light's newest Associate Member. 

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Our Mission Statement

Mi-Light serves as the focal point for the photonics industry in Michigan, bringing together professionals from companies, academia and organizations, dedicated to mutually supporting, promoting and growing Michigan's photonics industry.  Mi-Light’s mission is to promote and grow our internationally-recognized talent pool and leverage our strong industrial and academic capabilities in order to expand the photonics industry, attract funding and stimulate innovation in Michigan. Learn more.