Industrial Laser Shipments Increase
Manufacturers report that they shipped 30 percent more industrial lasers in the third quarter of 2000 than in the same quarter of 1999.
The figure comes from a statistical report by the Laser Systems Product Group of the Association for Manufacturing Technology, covering 46 companies involved in industrial laser equipment and systems.
The report says that Nd:YAG laser shipments increased in the period but that CO2 shipments decreased slightly. More than 80 percent of shipments reported were laser systems: a laser source with a workstation.
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