Application & Material Testing

Novanta offers laser application testing to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), laser system integrators, material manufacturers, processors, and end users of automated machinery at no charge.

Application & Material Testing

We hold a unique position as the developer and manufacturer of both laser beam delivery components and CO2, solid state continuous wave, and ultrafast laser sources for OEMs and system integrators. 6 strategically placed application testing facilities staffed by more than 10 dedicated Application Engineers, each with multi-year laser process development experience, provide unmatched testing services to determine:


  • Optimal laser power and wavelength to meet your processing needs
  • Unique processing know-how and best practices that streamline your operations for maximum efficiency
  • New laser processing techniques to solve processing challenges
  • Laser-process-ability of new materials


Novanta Application Engineers conduct tests using multiple laser and beam delivery configurations at multiple settings to determine the best practices to achieve your desired results. A full report will be provided that details recommended equipment, processing steps, and best practices.


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Unmatched testing experience

More Than 250 Unique Application Tests Per Year

A wealth of laser processing experience to solve even the most complex processing challenges, supported by R&D and manufacturing engineers that combine laser source and delivery expertise

Unequaled capability range

Broad Selection of Proprietary Laser Source and Beam Delivery Equipment

Test equipment includes a broad range of UV and IR laser sources with exceptional beam delivery components and systems that can be combined into unique laser processing solutions, engineered specifically to meet your needs

In-person testing

Direct Participation Encouraged

Available at any regional Applications Lab and encouraged for new processing systems and/or applications for faster, more efficient communication and alternative problem solving

Test The Solution

The new VERSIA 2-axis scan head is here. Join us in one of our Application Centers for a free test on your material and with your test parameters.