Our CUSTODIAN partners David Diego from AIMEN and Germán Vergara from NIT (New Infrared Technologies) have visited the AIDIMME facilities and met Mario Martínez Ceniceros in November 2019. They have been working on different laser tests and characterizations carried out over the customized 4kW Concept Laser SLM available in AIDIMME. These measurements will be a key factor for the beam shaper development during the next two years.
In addition, a very first on-axis integration of the MWIR camera (from NIT) was also carried out these days. The tailored optics allowed us to get feedback from the melt pool in the infrared spectrum. AIMEN, NIT and AIDIMME achieved very promising results during their meeting. The next step will be a full integration of the infrared camera. We look forwards to seeing the next development results in the upcoming months.