The new company KLM Microlaser was founded in 2019 resulting from a collaborative project between Kern Microtechnik GmbH and Lightmotif B.V. and has the goal to introduce a new generation of laser micromachining systems for industrial production.
KERN Microtechnik, located in Eschenlohe Germany, builds high precision CNC machining centers with a history of over 60 years and currently 200 employees.
Lightmotif, founded in 2008 as a spin-off from the University of Twente in the Netherlands, develops laser micromachining technology using ultrashort pulse lasers.
Lightmotif has become a part of KLM Microlaser and provides its knowledge on laser processes, laser systems and software. KLM is affiliated to KERN Microtechnik, who provides experience and knowledge on high-end machine tools, and builds and services the systems.