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EWI’s Patented High-Powered Reflective Focusing Optics featured in The Fabricator

By Heidi Wilson on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

EWI Laser Technology Leader Stan Ream

EWI’s Stan Ream

EWI’s laser technology leader Stan Ream was featured and interviewed about his breakthrough patent on High-Powered Reflective Focusing Optics (HPRFO) for welding with a high-powered, solid-state laser in the July 2014 issue of The Fabricator.

The "Beast"

The High-Power Reflective Focusing Optics (HPRFO) for high-powered laser welding uses only reflective optics.

The technology allows for relatively long, uninterrupted stretches using high laser power, specifically 13 kW – without the need for transmissive optics!

And now, with a new 20 kW IPG Photonics fiber laser, recently installed at EWI, the laser group is configuring the technology to take on power levels higher than 20 kW.

Be sure to check out the July issue of The Fabricator to read the full article. If you happen to be near Chicago, you can visit Stan at the Lasers for Manufacturing Event (LME), booth #5016, in Shaumberg, IL, Sept 23-24, 2014.

To learn more about EWI’s laser technologies, contact Stan Ream at or 614.688.55092.

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