I've been asked to talk about the high powered CO2 market in the
United States, which I've defined as being 500 W and greater.
About ten days ago I received some inforraation from Production
magazine with regards to their 1991-92 capital equipment survey.
Several years ago iayself and other people coerced them to start asking
questions about the laser industry and laser materials processing.
The latest information won't be out for several months yet came to ne
first. The results show that there were several interesting trend
lines that are developing in the marketplace that I thought would be
of value to this group. I think that you're going to see some trends
in this survey of over three thousand respondents, representing about
10% of the questionnaires that Production sent out. The resulting
information is pretty insightful in terms of what 1991 and 92 looks
like and so what I'd like to do is relay that to you.