Industrial lasers are doing more than capturing the spot light in materials processing - they are and have been contributing significantly to bottom line of progressive manufacturers who see themselves competing in domestic as well as global markets. Markets where product innovation and manufacturing productivity are key ingredients to success.
James P. Rutt,
"Applying Industrial Lasers for Improved Manufacturing Productivity", Proc. SPIE 0744, Lasers in Motion for Industrial Applications, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.966955; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.966955