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Pioneer in the laser sector for over 20 years
Pioneer in the laser sector for over 20 years
Pioneer in the laser sector for over 20 years

We are setting new standards


2017

OCTopus – 
Process control for highest demands



2015

Extension of headquarter –
doubling the available production area



2014

Precession Elephant 2nd Generation for high-precision drilling applications



2013

ScanLine

20th anniversary of ARGES



2012

System development for Lasik treatment with UV keratome



2011

SafeScan – first integrated safety and maintenance concept



2010

First scan head with integrated laser:

First modular subsystem for refractive and cataract surgery with ultra-short pulsed laser

System development for presbyopia treatment



2009

Zero shift and zero drift functions

Thermo-sublimation cutting:

Digital LASIK scanning module, gas-tight



2008

Movement to larger facilities in Wackersdorf

Extensive investments in application and materials laboratory



2007

Fiber scan heads for high-power applications, e.g. remote welding

Integration of sensors into the scan heads

ASC-3 controller with integrated lasers



2005

New generation of controllers:
ASC system controller

ARGES takes over LASERFINEST



2004

High-quality gray scale marking at 64 KHz

Real-time controller



2003

10th anniversary of ARGES

New ELEPHANT 3D design for operations of up to 9 axes



2002

ISO 9001:2000 certification

Began to collaborate closely with LASERFINEST GmbH and the materials laboratory at the University of Applied Sciences Amberg-Weiden



2001

Development of the largest and smallest scan heads:elephantelephant

Participated in the LASER World of PHOTONICS for the first time



2000

First medical scanning system:
Analog LASIK scanning module for Excimer laser



1999

Expansion of the scan head product range to include apertures of 6 to 31mm:elephantelephantelephant



1997

First 3D application for rapid prototyping



1996

Company name changed to “ARGES Gesellschaft für Industrieplanung und Lasertechnik GmbH”



1995

Change of company operations from network engineering to laser technology with the focus on high precision applications

First complete scanning system, incl. scan head (20 M2), system controller (NCC 1702), InScript® software

Development of a system for drilling applications



1993

Company founded as “Netcom GmbH – Industrieplanung und Netzwerktechnik” (Industrial Planning and Network Engineering)