Clean, Reliable, Precision Infrared Lasers from Access Laser
Access Laser Company (ALC) has been providing high-performance longwave infrared and mid-wave infrared lasers since 1999, always with an eye towards pushing the envelope of laser technology. Focused on application-specific solutions, they have partnered with some of the world’s leading organizations in scientific research, semiconductor manufacturing and medical devices. Over their twenty plus year history they delivered tens of thousands of products around the world, ranging from the humid factories in Southeast Asia to supporting the most sensitive measurements ever made at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory in the United States and Europe.
This dedication to providing the highest standards of reliability began in 2008. Shortly after partnering with a leading medical device manufacturer, ALC quintupled its manufacturing headquarters. Due to understanding the importance of each unit having identical characteristics to meet appropriate safety standards, they implemented strict sourcing and testing. In 2015, as ALC continued growing, their management team invested in meeting the highest standards for customers in semiconductor photolithography. Building an ISO-7 clean room as an extension of their campus at that time increased their production capacity by 40%. This dramatic step alleviated the concerns of the world’s leading photolithography system provider and paved the way to their acquisition by TRUMPF.
In 2018, ALC moved its headquarters to their current manufacturing center, designed from the ground up to ensure an ISO-7 operations environment for their highest volume customers in semiconductor fabrication, medical surgery and leading-edge research. Tremendous improvements throughout the rest of their operations and supply chain include a robust ISO-8 environment for final testing of all shipped orders. Parts arrive and are cleaned thoroughly using a variety of custom, proprietary processing steps before being inspected under ultraviolet light to remove even minute particulate. These cleanliness measures ensure their products are manufactured under repeatable conditions and contribute significantly to the long lifetime of each laser. Specialty processing equipment necessary for achieving high standards of optical performance reside in their own section of the clean room enclosure, allowing for seemless handling of parts from assembly to final test. Not only do they pursue the highest level of excellence for our own materials and processes, but the vendors with whom they partner share these values.
Over the past twenty years of operation Access Laser has built a strong, flexible supply chain which can meet the growing and varied demands presented by their world-class customers in photolithography, medical device manufacturing and precision fiber optic fabrication. Because many of their customers are essential businesses in critical infrastructures, ALC understands the importance of providing products that can meet the rigor of 24/7 manufacturing by conducting extensive life testing on all of their product lines before qualifying them for integration to their leading OEM clients.
Due to the high level of custom orders that they field from around the globe, their engineering labs are also meet the ISO-8 standard. Truncating supply chain constraints they have added a multi-axis CNC machine that can provide the custom parts necessary for order-specific customization. To complement the infrastructure investments made, they have also staffed an engineering team dedicated towards continuous improvement. This has led to the adoption and implementation of lean Six Sigma manufacturing processes that further support their ability to produce reliable products of world-class quality.
Today Access Laser has thousands of lasers in the field, built, tested and certified by highly trained technicians in their carefully monitored facility. They continue to provide quality products that meet the unique performance requirements of their customers, ensuring the longevity and repeatability of every product. This commitment to quality and continuous improvement is what pushes Access Laser to surpass the expectations of their customers.
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