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Third-Quarter 2002 Industrial Laser Shipments Down from 2001

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A report from the Laser Systems Product Group of the Association for Manufacturing Technology shows that, at $96.1 million for the third quarter of 2002, shipments of industrial laser equipment and systems were down 8 percent from the year before. Statistics compiled on the 45 companies that participated in the study revealed that shipments within North America amounted to $69.5 million and exports totaled $26.6 million. Deliveries of CO2 lasers, which comprised more than half of the total lasers shipped, were down by 5 percent and Nd:YAG, excimer and other laser distribution was down 12 percent.

Laser cutting applications were the largest source of activity, accounting for 45 percent.

Photonics Spectra
Jan 2003
BusinessindustrialLaser Systems Product Group of the Association for Manufacturing Technologylight speedshipments of industrial laser equipment and systems down 8 percent

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