“Collaborating with customers on new product development is not new for the Dayton team, but the dedicated resources are. This will increase our scale and velocity in order to meet aggressive project timelines and reduce our customers’ time to market,” explained Tom Burns, Resonetics CEO.
The two Lightspeed ADL operations offer a vast array of dedicated laser technology and experienced scientists and engineers to solve manufacturing challenges efficiently, allowing customers to quickly advance to commercialization. The teams are experienced with feasibility studies, iterative prototyping, design verification, process validations and pilot production. “The Lightspeed ADL team is built on a foundation of innovation, flexibility and speed, while also recognizing the importance of reliability and achieving cost objectives,” stated Kevin Hartke, Chief Technology Officer. “We’re passionate about collaborating with customers and helping them succeed.” This year, Resonetics has added five new laser systems to the Lightspeed ADL labs—two femtosecond cutting systems, one zero kerf femtosecond system for glass ablation, and one laser welding system. With the additional femtosecond systems, Resonetics will now have 17 ultrafast laser systems for development and production making it the leading contract manufacturer in ultrafast laser processing.