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nLIGHT Announces Corona, a Breakthrough Fiber Laser with Programmable Beam Quality

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VANCOUVER, Wash., Sept. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- nLIGHT®, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR), a global leader in industrial fiber lasers, today announced the introduction of Corona™, a breakthrough fiber laser with programmable beam quality. Corona fiber lasers will offer optimized performance across a wide range of materials and processes, enabling highly versatile material processing machines. Existing lasers without tunable beam properties force tool integrators and end users to accept compromised performance, complexity, cost, or reliability.

“Corona fiber lasers will expand the range of metal thicknesses that job shops can cut with a single machine, eliminating compromises they make today,” states Jake Bell, General Manager for nLIGHT’s Industrial Lasers. “Legacy laser technology forces manufacturers to restrict their production to a limited thickness range, to purchase multiple tools for different thicknesses, or to employ expensive free-space optics to laser cut a range of materials.”

Corona fiber lasers incorporate proprietary all-fiber technology that enables users to directly program the output beam characteristics, providing quality, performance, cost, and reliability advantages over free-space optic and beam-combination solutions. A single Corona laser delivers cutting speeds characteristic of high-power fiber lasers for thin metals and CO2-like edge quality and cutting speeds for thick metals, all while retaining the productivity, uptime, and operating cost advantages of fiber lasers.

“nLIGHT has a history of partnering closely with our customers to bring innovative solutions to the market,” says Bell. “Corona fiber lasers continue this tradition of innovation and providing our customers with highly differentiated technology.”

For more information, visit www.nlight.net.

About nLIGHT, Inc.

nLIGHT is a rapidly growing publicly listed company (NASDAQ: LASR). nLIGHT is a global leader in high-power semiconductor and fiber lasers for industrial, microfabrication, aerospace and defense applications. Headquartered in Vancouver, Wash., nLIGHT employs over 1,000 people with operations in the U.S., China and Finland.

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