July 12, 2006 – Synova, a Lausanne, Switzerland, developer of water jet-guided laser technology, announced that it will open its first micro-machining center in the United States, specifically in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Slated to open in January 2007, the center will serve as a competence center for demonstration, sample testing and application development. In addition, this facility will offer micro-machining services to local industry. Until now, the company’s application labs were based at Synova’s headquarters in Switzerland.
The company said the establishment of a customer support center in the U.S. fortifies its global expansion efforts, providing an optimum environment for the company to better serve its customers throughout the world.
Synova’s proprietary Laser MicroJet technology is intended to replace traditional cutting technologies, such as conventional lasers and diamond blade saws. Featuring an application laboratory with two of Synova’s most recent Laser MicroJet tools-a LDS 300 A and a LCS 300-the center will provide its customers with quick and effective access to the company’s water jet-guided laser technology and expertise. The new facility will be set up during the next six months and fully operational in the first quarter of 2007.