Products made in Massachusetts
High-powered fiber lasers
Who makes it: IPG Photonics Corp.
IPG Photonics is the world leader in the manufacture of fiber lasers. These lasers are a variation that uses a thin, flexible optical fiber instead of a crystal or gas to achieve a tightly focused and precise beam. The company's founder, Valentin Gapontsev, seen here, is considered a pioneer with the technology, experimenting with it in the early 1990s. The company has plants in Germany, Russia, and Massachusetts.