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Nuburu Strengthens Blue Laser IP Portfolio


Company announces seven new patents across 3D printing and material processing

Nuburu, a maker of high power blue laser technology, has been awarded seven new patents, further demonstrating its dominant intellectual property portfolio in visible laser technology and its applications across 3D printing and material processing.

Nuburu was awarded US Patent No. 10,562,132 , No. 10,656,328 , No. 10,634,842 and No. 10,804,680. It was also awarded Russian patent No. 2710819, Japanese patent No. 6648170 and Korean patent No. 10-2143220. These new patents join Nuburu's foundational patent, '3D printing Devices and Methods' PCT/US14/35928, which was awarded in 16 countries with several other applications and continuations pending around the world, including with the US patent office (2016/0067780).

These latest patents range from, 'Material Processing with Visible Raman Laser', to the technology required to build these unique single mode visible lasers. Nuburu has also received several notices of allowances inclusive of the technology and the application of blue lasers to material processing and 3D printing.

"Nuburu's IP portfolio is broad and deep," said Guy Gilliland, CEO of Nuburu. "Industry analysts and organisations have recognized the strength of our technology and its IP portfolio, including StartUp Insight, who identified Nuburu as one of the Top 5 Additive Manufacturing Start Ups Impacting the Automotive Industry."

Nuburu's blue lasers are designed for speed and quality control for metal processing operations, such as welding and additive manufacturing in a variety of growing industries like e-mobility and automotive, where materials such as copper, stainless steel and aluminum are increasingly critical.

Previous technologies are inflexible, slow and produce poor-quality metal joints, according to Nuburu, whereas its industrial blue lasers rely on a fundamental physical advantage to produce defect-free welds up to four times faster than the traditional approaches.

"These patents firmly establish that Nuburu invented the blue laser technology for 3D Printing and material processing," said Mark Zediker, founder and chairman of Nuburu. "The company portfolio widely covers blue laser technology, multimode and single mode as well as broad applications within 3D printing and material processing. 22 patents have been awarded to date, with 90 applications currently in process for a number of claims in excess of 4,000."

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