Lightmotif is an innovative supplier of ultrashort pulse laser micromachining systems and processes. Lightmotif develops and sells high-end machines, supports customers in process and application development, and offers job-shop services for small scale production. The company was founded in 2008 as a spin-off of the University of Twente and the Materials Innovation Institute (M2i).
During the first years Lightmotif concentrated on technology development. This resulted in a flexible micromachining concept that uses advanced control software developed specifically for laser micromachining. With this system large and complex jobs can be executed, also on 3D curved surfaces. In 2012 Lightmotif started selling systems based on this technology, supporting customers from process development to industrial use, either by offering job-shop services or by selling a production system.