The Customer and Technology Center officially opened its doors in September of 1999. It was designed by Barkow Leibinger Architects and intended to serve as a training center. The growing need to show TRUMPF’s product portfolio offered the opportunity to reassign it as a customer center for machine and technology demonstrations.
TRUMPF introduces the TRUMATIC 2020 Rotation, which is designed and manufactured by TRUMPF in the United States. The machine comes in a 4 by 8-foot sheet format with a compact and easy-to-use optional automation feature.
TRUMPF acquires the semi-conductor production of Princeton Lightwave Inc. in Cranbury, New Jersey, now TRUMPF Photonics, Inc. This establishes a cornerstone for the company’s own high-power laser diode production facility. Today, laser diodes from Princeton are a component of every solid-state laser from TRUMPF.
TRUMPF Inc. produces the 100. TCF laser, a diffusion cooled coax CO2 laser. More than 500 employees work in the United States for TRUMPF.
In November of 2006, TRUMPF breaks ground on yet another expansion in Farmington. The Laser Innovation and Technical Excellence Center (LITE) is officially opened in 2008 by Peter Leibinger, Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell and President of TRUMPF Inc., Rolf Biekert.