Kristopher Hesson

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Got Copper? Weld it. Join it. Heat it.

Posted by Kristopher Hesson on Oct 3, 2018 3:30:53 PM

Batteries are making headlines everywhere recently. Mostly, it is because auto manufacturers from BMW to Tesla to Volkswagen are all introducing EV models as fast as they can build them. All those EVs require batteries. A lot of batteries.
All the new electric vehicles are powered by battery packs based on cells like the 18650, 2750 and others. Every pack requires welded copper tabs connecting one cell to another. Traditionally the welding and the joining of other metals to copper is done with ultrasonic welders, spot welders, or IR lasers. However, our solution is better than any of those typical solutions. Here's why...

Copper absorbs certain wavelengths of light better than others. While up to 90% of IR light can be reflected by copper, we've found that blue (455 nm) laser light is readily absorbed by copper. We developed the ClearCut laser for those battery manufacturers and materials processors specifically to take advantage of that absorption.

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Topics: 3D Printing, 455nm

Lasers + Fireworks for July 4th fun!

Posted by Kristopher Hesson on Jul 3, 2018 10:52:05 AM


Happy 4th of July, America! We thought we would celebrate this year by combining two of our favorite things... lasers and fireworks! Have a look at the Power Technology team pulling together for some Independence Day fun!

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Topics: laser module, laser applications, Lasers

Power Technology adds small diameter laser modules to OEM catalog

Posted by Kristopher Hesson on Jun 20, 2018 12:46:09 PM

Little Rock, AR  - Power Technology, OEM manufacturer of laser diode modules, adds a new line of small diameter lasers to their growing catalog. The new modules are available in 8 mm (PMB) and 10 mm (PMG) diameter packages. The PMB and PMG lasers feature standard wavelengths between 635 nm and 850 nm with powers ranging from from 1 mW to 10 mW.

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Topics: Press Release

WW 488 nm for international applications

Posted by Kristopher Hesson on May 18, 2016 1:45:37 PM

This Wednesday we are taking a moment to thank all our international partners around the globe. On Monday, Power Technology was recognized with the highest national award available for excellence in export's, the Presidential "E" Award. Our outstanding distributors and partners in 37 countries on 6 continents are the reason we received the award. Thank you for that. In honor of that success, we are focusing on 488 nm because it is one of our most exported wavelengths!

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Topics: wavelength wednesday

PTI Recognized for national export excellence

Posted by Kristopher Hesson on May 16, 2016 11:30:00 AM
POWER TECHNOLOGY RECEIVES PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR EXPORT SUCCESSES
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Topics: Exports, Trade, Awards, International

WW Using 650 nm for Laser Scanning

Posted by Kristopher Hesson on May 11, 2016 3:09:26 PM

Each Wednesday we feature a specific wavelength of light and try to feature a user submitted application. This week we I'm focusing on a broad application that several of our customers use our lasers for. Laser scanning!

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Topics: wavelength wednesday, 650 nm

Wavelength Wednesday Focus on 445 nm, 656 nm, 808 nm for Entertainment

Posted by Kristopher Hesson on May 4, 2016 1:24:50 PM

Each Wednesday we feature a specific wavelength of light and try to feature a user submitted application. This week we received a beautiful picture from a friend of Wavelength Wednesday.  He has created a device for the entertainment industry called Spirolase. Check it out!

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Topics: wavelength wednesday

Power Technology Named Exporter of the Year!

Posted by Kristopher Hesson on May 2, 2016 11:29:56 AM

Power Technology Named Exporter of the Year

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Topics: News, Press Release

New Products from Eagleyard

Posted by Kristopher Hesson on Apr 25, 2016 2:13:34 PM


Our partners at Eagleyard have released a new multimode laser diode. If this fits your application specifications please reach out for pricing and delivery information. Sales@powertechnology.com

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Wavelength Wednesday Focus on D65

Posted by Kristopher Hesson on Apr 6, 2016 9:38:02 AM

Each Wednesday we feature a specific wavelength of light and try to feature a user submitted application. This week I'm focusing on a slightly different take on "wavelength" by looking into the D65 white point as part of the CIE color standard. There are two big trade shows coming up over the next couple of weeks that we will be attending; Cinemacon and NAB Show. Both of these events depend on properties of light that are at the core of the photonics industry. The most common white point is "D65" and that's the focus of this week's Wavelength Wednesday!

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Topics: wavelength wednesday, digital cinema projection, Digital Cinema, D65

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