Creation of a Global Micro-Optics Volume-Supplier
ERPE spin-out PowerPhotonic exploits a unique laser-direct-write fabrication process invented by ERPE researchers to manufacture freeform micro-optics for the global market. Over the past five years PowerPhotonic has built international credibility to grow from a niche provider of specialist micro-optics to become a global volume-supplier of micro-optic components. The company serves major laser companies and has diversified into optics-applications in aerospace/defence, laser-based manufacturing, medical and telecommunications. In this time, PowerPhotonic has developed its automated production facilities and grown to 12 staff with annual revenues of £1M.