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Fiber vs. Disk: Which Laser Will Make the Cut?

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Melinda Rose, Senior Editor, [email protected]

Some in the industry say they see fiber continuing to make large gains in the manufacturing space, but others say don’t count thin-disk out. The boom in fiber lasers that began several years ago has led some to question whether there is still room in the industrial manufacturing space for both the glamorous new star and its slightly less hip cousin, the disk laser. A short survey of companies on both sides – and neither side – of the issue reveals that the answer is yes, but that the choice is not limited to just one or the other. To understand where these lasers are...Read full article

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    Published: July 2011
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