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5 June 2024

NUBURU’s distributor Japan Laser Company installs BL250 BlueScan in Osaka office

NUBURU Inc of Centennial, CO, USA — which was founded in 2015 and develops and manufactures high-power industrial blue lasers — says that distributor Japan Laser Company (JLC) has installed a BL250 BlueScan system in the JLC Osaka office, to be used to demonstrate micro-welding and wire stripping to strategic electronic and medical device customers in the Japanese market.

NUBURU’s BL250 BlueScan system optimizes beam quality through innovative engineering. By minimizing the beam parameter product (BPP), it achieves maximum brightness, which is essential for efficient laser performance. Its unique approach involves actively aligned micro-optics to circularize and collimate the output of individual diodes, preserving the BPP and creating a high-power beam. This design contrasts with linear diode arrays, which suffer from increased BPP and reduced brightness, it is claimed. NUBURU says that its technology ensures higher power density, resulting in faster processing speeds and deeper weld penetration, enhancing overall performance in industrial applications.

“The ability to deliver the blue wavelength beam through a scan head is unique and enables many micro-welding and wire stripping applications,” says Akira Morohashi, JLC’s general manager, Sales. “Japan Laser Company has already installed NUBURU’s BL250 BlueScan system and intends to demonstrate the technology to many customers over the next few months.”

Japan’s electronic and medical device market is experiencing significant growth, driven by technical advances and increasing demand for innovative healthcare solutions. The Japanese medical device market is estimated to be rising at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.34% from 2022 to about $282.11bn by 2027, fuelled by the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, the aging population and the growing emphasis on early diagnosis and treatment. In 2023, the Japanese market for medical devices was worth about $29.7bn and is expected to continue growing as the adoption of digital health technologies and AI-enabled devices increases.

NUBURU claims that its blue lasers offer the highest brightness available, enabling effective use with galvo scanners and delivering superior results in welding, soldering and additive manufacturing of various metals, including copper, gold, aluminium, nickel and stainless steel, as well as joining dissimilar metals. The all-semiconductor construction and proprietary chip-based design are said to ensure greater stability, reliability and operating efficiency than other laser types.

“NUBURU’s first BL installation at the Osaka office of Japan Laser Company could open up numerous opportunities in Japan’s electronics, medical device and general manufacturing industries,” reckons NUBURU’s CEO Brain Knaley. “As JLC demonstrates the unique benefits of higher yields and greater uptime and reliability when welding copper and aluminium and stripping wire with blue wavelength to its customers, we expect numerous additional opportunities to unfold in the Japanese market,” he adds. “NUBURU’s presence in Japan could facilitate closer collaboration with JLC’s customers, potentially leading to improvements in cost-efficiency, technology and supply chain logistics.”

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