SemiNex Launches Laser Engine Production Line

As of March 2019, SemiNex Corporation begins manufacturing their laser engines on a newly implemented assembly line at their headquarters in Peabody, Massachusetts.

Over the past couple years SemiNex engineers have optimized trial production processes to lower cost, improve performance and increase capacity. Now with production in full swing, SemiNex will continue to monitor and improve key performance metrics such as cycle time, on-time delivery, yield, and throughput. These steps will be crucial to successfully transfer the process over to contract manufacturing – a technique that SemiNex typically uses to stay lean.

“The new production line uses custom fixtures to automate critical steps and requires minimal input from a technician,” says Mechanical Engineer and project lead, Matt Hamerstrom. “We’ve reduced assembly time 10 fold from the old design, and we were able to halve the cost while maintaining optimal performance.”

While there has been considerable interest in home laser treatments, few companies have been able to produce laser devices at a price and safety standard appealing to consumers. Every component of SemiNex’s new production line, from the custom fixtures to the software on the final test station, has been engineered to meet these requirements for the consumer beauty market.

“It’s been invaluable to have the insider knowledge and experience SemiNex brings to the production process,” says Kayla Govoni, spokesperson for NIRA, a manufacturer of handheld home skincare laser devices. “We’re expecting 2019 to be the year we really start seeing lasers for aesthetic use inside people’s homes.”

SemiNex Announces 19 Laser Module at Photonics West

SemiNex Corporation is pleased to announce that it will feature a new design at Photonics West, Feb 5 through 7 at Booth # 5286.

SemiNex Corporation is pleased to announce we will be featuring our new 19 laser module at the sold out SPIE Photonics West Conference in San Francisco, California.

“In contrast to the other products in the existing SemiNex MCM family which utilize fiber bundles to achieve high power emission, this module couples our existing InP laser chips with fusion spliced fiber technology and is packaged to maximize efficiency and power requirements,” explains Ed McIntyre, VP of Business Development. “We’re anticipating this product will appeal to hospitals and research institutions; the versatility of wavelength mixing in a single unit provides enormous value.”

Designed to be 2U rack mountable, this high powered unit can produce up to 100W of CW power through the single 600um/0.22NA main output fiber, and allows the consumer to individually control and combine up to 19 lasers at wavelengths from 1250 to 1940nm. Internally mounted TECs are available for each laser diode source allowing for wavelength tuning via temperature. For overall thermal management the device comes with a water cooled chiller plate with inlet and outlet ports for coolant.

Click here to arrange an appointment at the conference with Ed McIntyre, head of Business Development or here to meet with Patrick Dinneen, Lead Applications Engineer.  See you there!

Share our excitement for the show but can’t make it out to San Francisco? You can still participate in our giveaway as seen on Photonics.com – mention “SPIE2019” to receive a unique gift with your next order!