The Garnet™ platform is positioned between the Lumen™ platform, ideal for high-end prototyping and production applications where precision and flexibility are paramount, and the lower-cost Jade™ platform, introduced earlier this year for less demanding general purpose laser machining applications.
The Garnet™ platform drives down total cost of ownership by combining ESI's engineering expertise with China's manufacturing cost advantages. To meet the market's wide range of application needs, Garnet™ is built on a versatile base frame capable of multiple laser engine and optics combinations. The Garnet™ platform can be configured and delivered rapidly to meet the short product ramp times of contract manufacturers in
"Manufacturers of larger format components in consumer
electronics, automotive and soft goods markets have the same range of application needs and pressures to lower their cost of ownership as those manufacturing smaller components in the consumer electronics market," said
The Garnet™ platform includes many capabilities found in high-end prototyping tools including superior configuration flexibility, compound beam motion control and the highest levels of precision in the industry for this class of product. Garnet™ lowers overall cost of ownership with a 25 percent jump in placement accuracy compared to other mid-range laser systems.
Availability and Demonstrations
The Garnet™ platform is available now for purchase in China. It is available for demonstration by appointment at ESI's
ESI's integrated solutions allow industrial designers and process engineers to control the power of laser light to transform materials in ways that differentiate their consumer electronics, wearable devices, semiconductor circuits and high-precision components for market advantage. ESI's laser-based manufacturing solutions feature the micro-machining industry's highest precision and speed, and target the lowest total cost of ownership. ESI is headquartered in Portland, Ore., with global operations from the Pacific Northwest to the Pacific Rim. More information is available at www.esi.com.
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