New premises for Toolas

Lithuania has taken another step towards strengthening its position as a high-technology country in the region. The 26th January was a big day for Toolas cluster members based in Visoriai Information Technology Park (VITP) – the opening ceremony of “Mokslininku str. 6B” building. The premises stands out by the number of […]

OPCPA 30th anniversary

On December 19th, the Lithuanian photonics community celebrated the 30th anniversary of OPCPA technology and paid its respect to Professor Algis Petras Piskarskas who made an immeasurable contribution to the laser industry in Lithuania as we know it today. The event was hosted by Vilnius University Laser Research Center, in collaboration […]

Aktyvus Photonics joins Toolas

July 27th marks the day that an experienced team of multidisciplinary professionals with diverse scientific backgrounds unified under the flag of “Aktyvus Photonics” joins our cluster. With them, they bring a unique list of competences such as Additive manufacturing of metal alloys and robust DPSS laser sources. The group actively […]

“Elas” becomes “AKONEER”

We are delighted to inform you about the changes in the member’s company. Elas has officially changed the company name to Akoneer. What’s behind new name AKONEER? The term ‘AKO’ refers to the inextricable link between the teaching and the learning process. It is used to signify that a teacher […]

Interns from USA worked in TOOLAS companies

TOOLAS and VITP have actively partnered with LISS (Lithuanian International Student Services), which is a program of the Lithuanian-American Community that provides a unique opportunity for university students from the US & the world to intern in Lithuania for 6 weeks in various internships according to their respective fields. Sponsored […]

TOOLAS celebrating its 7th birthday!

It’s been already 7 years, since TOOLAS has been created. During that time, cluster members list has tripled from 5 members to 16. Our effort has been marked and on February of 2022, cluster management level and quality assessment the ECEI BRONZE Label “Striving for Cluster Excellence” by the European […]

TOOLAS members meeting

On the March 10th , meeting of the members of the Cluster TOOLAS took place. During the meeting, Project Photonics 4Industry has been presented, members shared their ideas about international fairs, future plans. What is more, new member presented it self (more information in future news). And it was agreed […]

Photonics 4 Industry project

The new EU-funded project “Photonics4Industry” started on February 1, 2022. The aim of the project is the sustainable strengthening and networking of the participating photonics clusters from Austria, France, Finland, Germany and Lithuania. In particular, the exchange between the members and the targeted expansion of the existing cluster services are […]

TOOLAS achieved Bronze label

The last few years work of Cluster TOOLAS has been noticed and evaluated. On February of 2022, in view of the results has been achieved during the last years, cluster management level and quality assessment the ECEI BRONZE Label “Striving for Cluster Excellence” by the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis […]

Direct Machining Control – one of the 2022 Prism Awards finalists!

Direct Machining Control is competing with their DMC 5-axis Module in Software category. DMC can be used to control 5-axis stages plus a galvo scanner for any 3D shape processing. After the system is configured in DMC, the user only has to import a CAD object, set process parameters and […]

5 new members have joined the cluster TOOLAS

On December 2021 five new members have joined the cluster TOOLAS: Informacinės konsultacijos, UAB (more: konsultacijos) Company for over 19 years have been offering high quality IT and process management consulting services. Light Conversion, UAB (more: lightcon) Founded in 1994 with roots at the Vilnius University Laser Research Center, is […]

Virtual event “Baltic Photonics Medlife” is coming soon

“Baltic Photonics 2021 MedLife” is a virtual B2B (business to business) event, which focuses on medical life sciences with the aim to promote Baltic photonics and laser technologies, life science and medical research and innovations, to present them to the potential end-users and partners and to stimulate cross-sectoral cooperation in […]

Introducing online seminars on laser micromachining applications

Laser micromachining cluster TOOLAS is launching series of online seminars dedicated for laser micromachining technologies, insights and applications. The purpose of these events is to catalyze cross-sectorial applications and new product development. The upcoming seminar will be held on June 1, 2021. It will be focused on the advanced laser micromachining […]

Workshop of Photonics has joined TOOLAS as 10th member

Workshop of Photonics (WOP) has joined TOOLAS cluster as its 10th member since 15th April 2021. It is one of the first companies in the world which started to work in the field of femtosecond laser micromachining and owns one of the biggest femtosecond laser micromachining laboratories in Europe. The […]

Ekstremalė – a new member of cluster TOOLAS

April 9 2021 a new member has joined the TOOLAS cluster – UAB Ekstremalė. It is an experienced metal production company. Ekstremalė offers high quality services of powder coating and machining – turning and milling. The key production area is small-scale orders and prototyping parts. Flexibility and speed are the […]

Femtika – a new member of TOOLAS

March 24 2021 a new member – Femtika – has joined laser micromachining cluster TOOLAS. This company develops laser-based life-saving innovations, for example, applies femtosecond laser-based 3D multiphoton polymerization to produce micro-scaffolds for human cells to grow, proliferate and form artificial tissue that can be implanted into a damaged organ. […]

The construction of new R&D facilities is starting soon

Visoriai Information Technology Park  (VITP) – the coordinator of laser micromachining cluster TOOLAS – is getting ready to start the construction of 7000 square meters research center in Visoriai (Vilnius).The construction is planned to kick-off in March 2021 and to be finished by February 2022. Cluster TOOLAS members Optogama, Ados-TECH, […]

Sharing laser micromachining expertise with South Korea

Egidijus Vanagas, CEO of Evana Technologies, has presented laser micromachining technology solutions for the microelectronics industry during LASER KOREA WINTER WORKSHOP 2021.  This seminar is the part of the programme of LASER KOREA 2021 exhibition and promotes applications of the laser micromachining technologies for the industry of South Korea. Among […]

New 4Lasers Components catalog of Optogama is ready for you use

We are happy to announce new 4Lasers Components catalog of Optogama is ready for your use. In the catalog, you will find our updated standard components list and all their features. 4Lasers – a division of TOOLAS member Optogama 4Lasers is a division of the high-tech Optogama company, which was established […]

MACHINE.ONE – a new member of cluster TOOLAS

On December 21st a startup MACHINE.ONE has signed an agreement with TOOLAS and has officially joined the cluster as a 7th member. MACHINE.ONE is a laser machine startup focusing on laser 3D texturing and other 5 axis laser machining technologies. The company will integrate perfectly into the TOOLAS value chain […]

Cluster member Evana Technologies represented TOOLAS at 4th SMART PO Proposers’ Day

During the virtual event "4th SMART PO Proposers' Day" Egidijus Vanagas, CEO of Evana Technologies, have presented cluster TOOLAS and its 3 R&D project ideas: 1) Wavequides formation in silicon, 2) Laser peening project, 3) Laser DUV(4H) polishing. Egidijus presentation is available in the event recording below (from -42:00). If you [...]

Lithuanian high-tech industry: lasers and their components

“Lithuania, with an impressive track record in laser manufacturing and innovative academic laser science, is a world leader in laser technologies,” says Tada Lipinskas from laser components company Optogama. “The strong cohesion between research and development activities in laser companies and academic research centers pushes Lithuania forth as a major-league […]

Cluster TOOLAS discussed collaboration opportunities with Taiwan

Last month representatives of Taiwan have met with laser micromachining cluster TOOLAS. The Taiwanese delegation was attended by the Ambassador of Taiwan to the Baltic States Andy Chin, the Director of Taiwan Trade Centre in Poland Jasmine Teng and Representative of Taipei and German Ministry of Science and Technology prof. […]

New & ongoing R&D projects 2020

In 2020 TOOLAS members started with development of 1 new product (Optogama) and have 7 ongoing R&D projects. New projects started in 2020 Optogama – 1 project: RANGER – lasers and distance measuring systems for the automotive industry (start 2020-06) Ongoing projects Ados-tech – 2 projects: SEPID optical sensor – […]

Sunny International Day of Photonics Meeting

TOOLAS members met to discuss future development. They also celebrated International Day of Photonics.

Baltic Photonics 2019: two days of cooperation offers

Baltic Photonics 2019 – networking B2B event  a platform for annual meetings, networking and setting up partnerships for photonics sector professionals has opened with keynote speech by Martynas Barkauskas (Light Conversion) giving an overview of femtosecond laser applications and markets. 60 photonics business leaders from 11 countries gathered in Vilnius to […]

Silicon wafer laser scribing: laser technology with no substrate chipping

TOOLAS has successfully conducted a process of silicon wafer laser scribing. TOOLAS applied its patented laser technology ICICLE to thin silicon wafers. Effective cooperation with Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC) resulted in a process with no substrate chipping and peeling of semiconductor wafer and coating layers.  This application is a solution to […]

TOOLAS visits China Regional Innovation Week

TOOLAS representative Dr. Egidijus Vanagas was attending China regional innovation, science and technology week (2019, July 20-26th ) and conducted a series of successful visits in Laser technology park companies in Tieling and Zhangjiagang cities.

TOOLAS members at LASER World of PHOTONICS

TOOLAS members at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2019 in Munich, Germany   Optogama, Optonas and  DMC will participate in LASER World of PHOTONICS 2019  – booth numbers are B3 407 and B3 405. LASER World of PHOTONICS is the 24th World’s Leading Trade Fair with Congress for Photonics Components, Systems […]

Evana Technologies at Balttechnika

Evana Technologies at Balttechnika 2019   Evana Technologies is going to present their precise laser drilling technology for polymers. This technology is based on patented optical engine, and can be used for micro fabrication. The event takes places in LITEXPO Vilnius on 15-17 May. Please visit booth number 5.A01.  

Optogama in LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA 2019

Optogama at LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA (SNIEC Shanghai New International Expo Centre) 2019 on 20-22 March: booth number is W1.1472.   Optogama plans to announce new products  MEX series motorized laser beam expanders, collimators & beam reducers. They will also present LPA series motorized laser power attenuators and other products from new division – 4Lasers.

TOOLAS visits Global Industrie at Eurexpo Lyon

TOOLAS, represented by cluster coordinator, participates in the EU-Taiwan Cluster Matchmaking Event 2019 in the context of the GLOBAL INDUSTRIE in Lyon (France).

Optogama releases laser components catalog

Catalog introduces company’s services and the concise information about the components: crystals, laser components, polarization optics, beam delivery devices and laser accessories.   Download catalog PDF    

Ados-Tech in ENFORCETAC 2019

Ados-Tech is going to be present in ENFORCETAC 2019 (March 6 – 7, 2019 // Nürnberg, Germany) their Optical and mechanical design and engineering Infrared Viewers and cameras Night Vision devices and technologies Thermal Imagers   Please visit booth N0. 12272.

Optogama and DMC (Cognitio) at SPIE Photonics West

TOOLAS members are exibiting at SPIE Photonics West. Optogama announces new product series – MEX – motorized laser beam expanders, collimators & beam reducers. They also present LPA series motorized laser power attenuators and other components of 4Lasers division (North Hall, booth number is 5378).  DMC (Cognitio) presents their main product […]

2019 new & ongoing R&D projects

2019 TOOLAS members started with development of 2 new products (Optonas), and 3 products + 5 technologies are in development since 2018. New projects started in 2019: Optonas – 2 products Compact subnanosecond pulse 914nm; 457nm; 305nm wavelength laser Non-polarizing optical beam splitters with high damage threshold for lasers (also […]