Synrad Inc.'s Evolution series of CO2 lasers are for industrial applications such as cutting, marking and drilling plastics, textiles, wood, metal and other materials. With powers of 100, 125, 200 and 240 W, these sealed lasers are designed as components to be integrated into production processes. They can replace cutting tools such as dies, routers, milling machines and saws. Because the beam is noncontact, the drag associated with laser processing is eliminated. Thus tool wear is nonexistent and downtime is reduced.