As part of the virtual LabTour at Fraunhofer ILT during the UKP workshop, we presented the assembled Multiflex machine to the laser community.
The impressive Multiflex machine has finally arrived and final assembly has begun at the Fraunhofer ILT.
After 3 days of unpacking everything and craning it into place, we started putting everything back together.
This process is still ongoing. Thanks to all the partners for their great support in making this possible.
Hopefully, the final operational state of the machine can be established by the end of summer 2023. Consequently, the technology will be presented in the framework of a joint application lab at Fraunhofer ILT and be available for feasibility studies.
The Multiflex machine was disassembled and packed for transport from Lasea to Fraunhofer ILT.
Now that we are entering the final phase of the project, the machine will be relocated to Fraunhofer ILT. There we will do the final demonstration with all 64 beams.
For the first time, we demonstrated a fully automated USP-Laser ablation process with a flexible 1×8 beampattern. The entire Multiflex consortium has gone through a lot of headaches and sweat to implement and synchronize all the individual components together into a commercial machine.
The resulting demonstration of the parallel processing with 8 individually switched beamlets is just an appetizer for the final 64 multibeam machine. This machine will hopefully be presented and accessible for the laser community in form of joint application lab at Fraunhofer ILT by the end of summer 2023.