Coherent Acquires Laser Additive Manufacturing Machine Manufacturer

Coherent Inc. recently acquired German-based precision tool manufacturer O.R. Lasertechnologie to expand its portfolio of industrial laser-based machine tools.

Coherent, provider of industrial laser-based machine tools, has recently acquired  O.R. Lasertechnologie GmbH, based in Dieburg, Germany. O.R. Lasertechnologie produces a range of compact, high-precision tools for laser additive manufacturing, including direct metal deposition (DMD) and selective layer melting (SLM) technologies, as well as systems for cutting, welding, marking and engraving. The company’s products are used in the dental, medical, jewelry, automotive and aerospace industries.

“O.R. Lasertechnologie now gives us a complementary product line that specifically increases our solutions portfolio in additive manufacturing,” notes Thomas Merk, executive vice president and general manager of industrial lasers and systems at Coherent. “Their products will integrate with our current offering because the O.R. Lasertechnologie approach is congruent with the Coherent philosophy: provide high-performance, precision systems which deliver unmatched value and ease of use.”