InnovaQuartz pioneered the use of carbon dioxide lasers for manipulating and machining fused quartz and fused silica glasses under computer control and microscopic imaging way back in 1991 when our founder, Stephen Griffin, gambled that his ideas would actually work and built the first laser system in his 80 square foot laundry room. Our first sale was 6 months after the first dollar was spent and we sold more than $1,000,000 in machined fused quartz and modified optical fibers in the first twelve months of operation.
We have stayed well ahead of all competitors who tried to copy our techniques as we developed our own, novel methods for monitoring and controlling our processes. We are constantly innovating where others just try to keep up with what we did last millennium. Even today, no one else can approach our precision and accuracy. And if you don't need precision and accuracy, IQ remains an invaluable resource for speed of delivery and low cost.