Laserstar Opens Orlando Production Facility

The new location expands the laser system supplier’s offerings beyond education, sales and service.

LaserStar Technologies, one of the leading worldwide suppliers of laser sources and systems for welding, marking, deep engraving and cutting, recently inaugurated its new Orlando, Fla. manufacturing facility. The new location, which opened its doors in October of 2014, encompasses 12,000 square feet, houses 22 employees and complements the company’s flagship 27,000-square-foot facility in Riverside, R.I.

“After approximately three years of strategic planning, property acquisition, organizational staffing, and facility renovations, the Orlando facility went online in November 2014,” says President and COO James E. Gervais.

LaserStar first launched a Training, Service and Sales location in Orlando in 2005. While retaining its function as a laser education center, the new location is a complete engineering and manufacturing facility for the FiberStar Laser Marking System production line and the iWeld Laser Welding production line. Annualized output for these product portfolios will be more than 400 laser systems per year. The new facility also houses a complete applications laboratory and product showroom for their portfolio of laser products for welding, marking and cutting. It has a fully staffed service department, sales administration department, applications department, and engineering and design departments.

“Orlando provides LaserStar with a strategic location to continue the company’s aggressive sales growth while taking advantage of the high quality photonics workforce talent in the central Florida corridor,” Gervais says. “This is an excellent addition to our well established, seasoned workforce based in our RI production facility.”

LaserStar also recently announced two new lines of heavy-duty, industrial type production workstations for deep engraving, laser welding and laser cutting applications to complement its Laser Special Systems division.

LaserStar now has facilities in Riverside, R.I., Orlando, Fla. and Pasadena, Calif. Target industries include medical device, industrial, aerospace, automotive, jewelry, dental, and tool and die (mold repair).