In this paper a short review of the development trends in laser cutting will be given.The technology, which is the fastest expanding industrial production technology will develop in both its core market segment: Flat bed cutting of sheet metal, as it will expand in heavy industry and in cutting of 3-dimensional shapes.The CO2-laser will also in the near future be the dominating laser source in the market, although the new developments in ND-YAG-lasers opens for new possibilities for this laser type.
|Journal||Proceeding of 7th NOLAMP Conference|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
|Event||7th Nordic Conference oin Laser processing of materials - Lappeenranta, Finland|
Duration: 1 Jan 1999 → …
|Conference||7th Nordic Conference oin Laser processing of materials|
|Period||01/01/1999 → …|