Lasers for Industrial Applications: Global Markets

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STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

 

The study goals and objectives are as follows:

• To provide the reader with a better understanding of the industrial laser market: past, present and future.

• To ensure the reader understands the benefits and deficiencies of each of the lasers included. The lasers included are carbon dioxide, Nd:YAG, fiber, disc and direct diode.

• To understand the growth trajectories of each of these lasers for industrial applications.

• To understand the industrial applications for which these lasers are used including welding, cutting, sintering, marking, and additive manufacturing, among others, and the industries (e.g., automotive, factory, airplane) in which they are used.

• To provide the reader with an understanding of the safety concerns for each of these lasers.

 

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY

 

The industrial laser market is highly interesting, growing rapidly, and often technology-driven.

While the carbon dioxide and neodymium YAG lasers have been used for industrial applications for some years, the fiber, disk and diode lasers are just coming into their own, with most of their market opportunity ahead of them.

The market for industrial lasers is in a strong-growth mode. This is because industrial lasers are replacing other, older industrial tools at a noteworthy rate. It is both interesting and exciting to see the footprint of the industrial laser, and how it is changing traditional business practices.

While there has been much anecdotal information about the market for industrial lasers, we believe a comprehensive report on the various aspects of this topic will shed light on where it is going.

 

SCOPE OF REPORT

 

The laser is a fascinating tool that has had its impact on many markets, including consumer, medical, scientific, communications, and industrial, among others.

The scope of this report is the industrial market; how lasers are used to allow us to better manufacture products through such processes as welding, sintering, cutting, and marking.

Lasers help businesses perform better by providing labor–saving tools that operate more efficiently and precisely than more traditional methods.

In today's age of green technology, lasers can help us use power more efficiently and safely. The following lasers are discussed in detail in this report:

• Nd:YAG.

• Carbon Dioxide.

• Fiber Laser.

• Disk.

• Direct Diode.

 

INTENDED AUDIENCE

 

The audience is any individual or organization that stands to gain by the growth of this industry. The audience includes the manufacturers of the lasers themselves; those involved in the supporting infrastructure that provides the components for the laser; those integrators that provide the gear that surrounds the laser in a system; customers or would-be customers who want to better understand how industrial lasers can improve their workplace; and analysts interested in investing in growth sectors.

 

INFORMATION SOURCES

 

The report is derived from information provided by knowledgeable sources in the market, including those who work at the companies making lasers and systems, as well as customers using the equipment. Secondary sources such as published works also were used extensively.

 

ANALYST CREDENTIALS

 

The author, C. David Chaffee, has been a writer and analyst in the photonics industry for 31 years. He has written innumerable articles on photonics, markets for photonics, and the technologies they deploy.

Mr. Chaffee has written two books on fiber optics: The Rewiring of America: The Fiber Optics Revolution (Academic Press) and Building the Global Fiber Optic Superhighway (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich).

He wrote the first newsletter in fiber optics entitled Fiber Optics News, as well as more than 25 market research reports in the photonics area for companies including CIR Research, Laurin Publishing, Phillips Publishing and Chaffee Fiber Optics.

Companies he has worked for include Brimrose Corporation, LightCounting, OSA (the Optical Society) and Photonics Spectra Magazine.

He also formerly worked at Ciena Corporation, a photonics and high tech company, as Corporate Editor, responsible for all written communication coming from the company.

He has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland at College Park and has worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

 

REPORT HIGHLIGHTS

 

This report provides:

• An overview of the global market for lasers used in industrial applications.

• Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2012, estimates for 2013, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2018.

• A breakdown of application segments, including medical, precision cutting, continuous and spot welding, cladding, drilling, bending, engraving, sintering, soldering, laser scribing, optical pumping, test and measurement, remote sensing, coherent laser radar, interferometry, materials channelization, and photonic doppler velocitemetry.

• A separate examination of the surrounding equipment market, including hardware, software, optical fiber cable, and chillers.

• Comprehensive company profiles of major players in the industry.

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 2

 

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 2

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY 2

SCOPE OF REPORT 2

INTENDED AUDIENCE 3

INFORMATION SOURCES 3

ANALYST CREDENTIALS 3

RELATED REPORTS 4

BCC ON-LINE SERVICES 4

DISCLAIMER 4

 

CHAPTER 2 SUMMARY 6

 

UNMISTAKABLE TREND LINES 6

SUMMARY TABLE REVENUE FOR LASER MARKET, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 7

SUMMARY FIGURE REVENUE FOR LASER MARKET, 2012-2018 ($ MILLIONS) 7

OTHER INDUSTRY PARALLELS 8

HIGH-POWERED LASERS TO DOMINATE REVENUES 10

PREPARING FOR THE INDUSTRIAL LASER FUTURE 12

 

CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW 15

 

THE INDUSTRIAL LASER INDUSTRY 15

CONCEPTS IN THE INDUSTRY 15

IMPORTANCE OF THE INDUSTRY 16

THE DAY OF THE DESIGNER LASER IS HERE 16

CANNIBALIZING REARS ITS UGLY HEAD 17

PRODUCT LIFECYCLE 17

TECHNOLOGY LIFECYCLE 18

NO CLEAR WINNER FOR INDUSTRIAL LASER TYPE 19

TABLE 1 FIRST- AND SECOND-GENERATION INDUSTRIAL LASERS 19

HISTORY OF THE INDUSTRY 19

HIGHEST VOLUME OF INDUSTRIAL LASERS FOR MARKING, ENGRAVING 20

TABLE 2 FIRST COMMERCIAL USE OF INDUSTRIAL LASERS 20

CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS EMERGE AS EARLY WORKHORSE 21

FORESEEABLE FUTURE EVENTS 22

INTRA-LASER COMPETITION ENDS ERA OF GOOD FEELING 23

GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS 24

ANSI Z136.1 - SAFE USE OF LASERS 24

ANSI Z136.3 - SAFE USE OF LASERS IN HEALTH CARE 24

ANSI Z136.4 - RECOMMENDED PRACTICE FOR LASER SAFETY

MEASUREMENTS FOR HAZARD EVALUATION 24

ANSI Z136.5 - SAFE USE OF LASERS IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS 24

ANSI Z136.6 - SAFE USE OF LASERS OUTDOORS 24

ANSI Z136.7 - TESTING AND LABELING OF LASER PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT 25

LASER CLASSIFICATION 25

TABLE 3 PATHOLOGICAL EFFECT OF LASERS BY WAVELENGTH 27

CONCLUSIONS 27

 

CHAPTER 4 WORKHORSE CARBON DIOXIDE LASER CONTINUES TO LEAD MARKET 29

 

THE CARBON DIOXIDE LASER: PUTTING INDUSTRIAL LASERS ON THE MAP 29

DISCOVERY AND FIRST APPLICATIONS 29

PUTTING INDUSTRIAL LASERS ON THE MAP 30

THE FIRST HIGH-POWERED CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS 30

TABLE 4 TYPES OF CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS 31

U.S. MILITARY SHOWS MAJOR INTEREST 31

CURRENT STATUS OF CARBON DIOXIDE LASER USE 32

TABLE 5 CARBON DIOXIDE LASER MODES 34

RECENTLY INTRODUCED PRODUCTS AT LASER MUNICH 2013 34

TABLE 6 CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS INTRODUCED AT LASER MUNICH 2013 36

THE MARKET FOR CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS 36

TABLE 7 GLOBAL MARKET FOR CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS, THROUGH 2018 ($

MILLIONS) 37

GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION FOCUSED ON ASIA, EUROPE 37

TABLE 8 GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS THROUGH

2018 (%) 38

WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS 38

 

CHAPTER 5 FIBER LASERS 40

 

HISTORY OF FIBER LASERS 40

EARLIEST FIBER LASER APP WAS NOT A HUGE MARKET 41

BIG DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FIBER LASERS, FIRST-GENERATION LASERS 41

IPG BRILLIANTLY REALIZED EARLY IMPORTANCE OF LASER DIODES 42

ARE FIBER LASERS THE BEST? 45

MOBIUS ACQUISITION CONTINUES FIBER LASER THEME FOR IPG 46

OFS, JDS UNIPHASE (JDSU) SEEN AS POTENTIAL COMPETITORS TO IPG 46

MANIPULATION TO THE APPLICATION SEEN AS A BENEFIT TO MAJOR FIBER

LASERS 48

TABLE 9 GLOBAL FIBER LASER MARKET, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 49

GEOGRAPHICAL MARKETS FOR FIBER LASERS 49

ASIA HEADS MARKET, FOLLOWED BY EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA 49

SOUTH KOREA, TURKEY SEEN AS COMING FIBER LASER HOTBEDS 50

TABLE 10 GEOGRAPHICAL DISPERSION FOR FIBER LASERS, 2012-2018 (%) 50

ONGOING GROWTH EXPECTED IN THE FIBER LASER INDUSTRY 50

HIGH-POWERED LASER MARKET EXPERIENCES INCREASING INTEREST 51

TABLE 11 GLOBAL HIGH–POWERED (1 KW AND ABOVE) FIBER LASER MARKET

THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 51

A TECHNOLOGY TURNAROUND 53

FIBER LASERS REPLACING CO2 LASERS AT SIGNIFICANT RATE 53

RECENT TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES AT LASER MUNICH 2013 54

TRUMPF INTRODUCES 1 KW FIBER LASER 54

CONCLUSION 55

 

CHAPTER 6 NEODYMIUM YAG LASERS 58

 

FLASHLAMP OPTION EVENTUALLY SEEN ON THE WAY OUT 58

TABLE 12 NEODYMIUM:YAG SUPPLIERS BY NATION 59

PREPONDERANCE OF COMPANIES REMAIN BASED IN U.S., GERMANY 59

ONE WARNING SIGN: VERY LITTLE NEW AT LASER MUNICH 2013 60

GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION FOR ND:YAG LASERS 60

TABLE 13 GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION: ND:YAG LASERS, 2012-2018 (%) 61

SOUTH KOREA, CHINA ARE HOTSPOTS 61

THE MARKET FOR NEODYMIUM:YAG LASERS 61

TABLE 14 GLOBAL MARKET FOR ND:YAG LASERS, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 62

CONCLUSIONS 62

 

CHAPTER 7 DISK LASERS 65

 

TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANTAGES OF DISK LASERS EXPLORED 65

TECHNOLOGICAL PROS /CONS WEIGHED VERSUS FIBER LASERS 66

TABLE 15 FIBER VS DISK LASERS: TECHNOLOGICAL COMPARISON 67

TRUMPF TWO-IN-ONE FIBER DELIVERY SYSTEM IS IMPRESSIVE 67

RAPID GROWTH FOR DISK LASERS COMING 68

TABLE 16 GLOBAL MARKET FOR DISK LASERS, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 69

TRUMPF'S MAJOR ADVANTAGE IN DISK LASERS SEEN AS SIMILAR TO IPG'S IN

FIBER LASERS 69

CONCLUSION 70

 

CHAPTER 8 DIRECT DIODE LASERS 72

 

TABLE 17 TECHNOLOGY COMPARISON: DIRECT DIODE, FIBER AND DISK LASER

TYPES 72

TABLE 18 TRUMPF DIRECT LASER DIODE PRODUCT CAPABILITY 74

A PROBLEM AREA 74

FOCUS OF DEBATE: EFFICIENCY VS. BEAM BRIGHTNESS 75

MARKET SEEN DOUBLING TO $130 MILLION BY 2018 76

TABLE 19 GLOBAL MARKET FOR DIRECT DIODE LASER SYSTEMS THROUGH 2018 ($

MILLIONS) 76

WHO WILL BE THE GAME CHANGER FOR DIRECT DIODE LASERS? 76

RECENT TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES 77

CONCLUSION 77

 

CHAPTER 9 SHORT-PULSED LASERS 80

 

MAJOR BUZZ ABOUT ULTRAFAST LASERS AT LASER MUNICH 80

OFS DOING RESEARCH IN THIS AREA 82

TABLE 20 GLOBAL MARKET FOR ULTRAFAST LASERS, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 82

CONCLUSION 82

 

CHAPTER 10 LOW POWER INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS 84

 

LASER MARKING, ENGRAVING: AN ENORMOUS APPLICATION 85

TABLE 21 THREE TYPES OF LASER ENGRAVING MACHINES 85

MATERIALS THAT CAN BE ENGRAVED OR MARKED BY A LASER 89

FIBER LASERS IMPROVE ABILITY TO ENGRAVE POLYMERIC MATERIALS 91

LASER ENGRAVING OF ANILOX ROLLS 92

SUBSURFACE LASER ENGRAVING (SSLE) 92

IPG ENTERS FIBER LASERS IN LOWER POWERED SPACE 93

LASER SYSTEMS USED FOR LOWER POWER CUTTING 94

HISTORY OF LASER CUTTING 95

TABLE 22 LASING MACHINE BY APPLICATION 96

LASER ENERGY ABSORPTION AND MELT-VAPOR FRONT 98

MELT EXPULSION 99

LASER PEENING 100

LASER ACCELEROMETERS 100

LASER BONDING 101

MARK QUALITY 101

THE LASER MARKING PROCESS 102

 

CHAPTER 11 HIGH-POWERED APPLICATIONS 104

 

LASER ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SEEN AS MAJOR GROWTH AREA 104

LASER CLADDING SEEN AS A HIGH-GROWTH AREA 105

FIBER LASERS SEEN EXCELLING IN HIGH POWERED APPLICATIONS 107

DEFENSE APPLICATIONS OF HIGH-POWER FIBER LASERS 109

LASERS PLAY MAJOR ROLE IN DECOMMISSIONING NUCLEAR PLANTS 111

CONCLUSION 116

 

CHAPTER 12 THE LASER COMPONENTS MARKET 118

 

LASER COMPONENTS READY FOR GROWING SHORT PULSE MARKET 121

IMPORTANCE OF FILTERS DISCUSSED 123

 

CHAPTER 13 PATENTS 126

 

IMRA FILES SUIT AGAINST COHERENT 126

NUFERN IS AN IMRA LICENSEE 127

 

CHAPTER 14 LASER SAFETY 129

 

REGULATIONS 131

REVISED SYSTEM CLASSIFICATIONS 133

Class 1 Laser Product 133

Class 1M Laser Product 133

Class 2 Laser Product 134

Class 2M Laser Product 134

Class 3R Laser Product 134

Class 3B Laser Product 134

Class 4 Laser Product 135

OLD SYSTEM CLASSIFICATIONS 135

Class I 135

Class II 135

Class IIa 135

Class IIIa 136

Class IIIb 136

Class IV 136

GENERAL PRECAUTIONS 136

PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR 137

FIBER OPTICS FOR COMMUNICATIONS 138

NON-BEAM HAZARDS - ELECTRICAL AND OTHER 139

 

CHAPTER 15 CORPORATE PROFILES 142

 

ADVANCED OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY 142

ALABAMA LASER 142

ALLTEC GMBH 142

ALNAIR LABORATORIES 142

APPLIED LASER ENGINEERING 143

ARCTIC PHOTONICS 143

B&W TEK 143

BRIGHT SOLUTIONS 143

CAB PRODUKTTECHNIK GMBH 144

CHANGCHUN NEW INDUSTRIES 144

CINCINNATI 144

COHERENT 144

COMPACT LASER SOLUTIONS 144

CONTINUUM LASERS 145

CONVERGENT LASER TECHNOLOGIES 145

CRYLAS GMBH 145

CRYSTALASER 145

CVI MELLES GRIOT 145

DILAS DIODE LASER 146

EDGEWAVE GMBH 146

EDINBURGH INSTRUMENTS 146

EKSPLA 146

ELECTROX 146

ELK INDUSTRIES 147

EOLITE SYSTEMS 147

EPNER TECHNOLOGY 147

ES TECHNOLOGY 147

GEOLA DIGITAL UAB 147

IB LASER GMBH 148

IMRA AMERICA 148

INNOLAS UK 148

INNOLIGHT GMBH 148

IPG PHOTONICS 148

JDSU 149

JEN-OPTIK LASERS AND MATERIALS PROCESSING 149

L-3 COMMUNICATIONS 149

LASAG INDUSTRIAL LASERS 149

LASEA SA 149

LASER ENGINEERING 150

LASERLINE GMBH 150

LASIT 150

LITRON LASERS 150

LOCKHEED MARTIN ACULIGHT 150

LOTIS TII 151

LTG LASERTECH GROUP 151

MANLIGHT SAS 151

MEGAOPTO 151

MEGAWATT LASERS 151

MENLO SYSTEMS 152

MILLENNIUM LASER SYSTEMS 152

MONOCROM 152

MPB COMMUNICATIONS 152

NEOLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES 152

NEWPORT CORP. 153

NEW STAR LASERS 153

NKT PHOTONICS 153

NLIGHT CORP. 153

NORTHROP GRUMMAN SPACE TECHNOLOGY 153

NP PHOTONICS 154

NUFERN 154

OFS 154

ORBITS LIGHTWAVE 154

OZ OPTICS 154

PARALLAX TECHNOLOGY 155

PHOTONICS INDUSTRIES INTERNATIONAL 155

POLARONYX 155

POWERLASE 155

PRC LASER 155

PRECO 156

PRIMA INDUSTRIE SPA 156

PROSCAN ELEKTRONISCHE SYSTEMS GMBH 156

PULSE SYSTEMS 156

QUANTEL SA 156

ROFIN BAASEL UK 157

RPMC LASERS 157

SYNOVA SA 157

SYNRAD 157

TIME-BANDWIDTH PRODUCTS 157

TOPTICA PHOTONICS 158

TRUMPF 158

VISION ENGRAVING AND ROUTING SYSTEMS 158

WESTERN PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY 158

 

 

 

LIST OF TABLES

 

SUMMARY TABLE REVENUE FOR LASER MARKET, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 7

TABLE 1 FIRST- AND SECOND-GENERATION INDUSTRIAL LASERS 19

TABLE 2 FIRST COMMERCIAL USE OF INDUSTRIAL LASERS 20

TABLE 3 PATHOLOGICAL EFFECT OF LASERS BY WAVELENGTH 27

TABLE 4 TYPES OF CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS 31

TABLE 5 CARBON DIOXIDE LASER MODES 34

TABLE 6 CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS INTRODUCED AT LASER MUNICH 2013 36

TABLE 7 GLOBAL MARKET FOR CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS, THROUGH 2018 ($

MILLIONS) 37

TABLE 8 GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS THROUGH

2018 (%) 38

TABLE 9 GLOBAL FIBER LASER MARKET, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 49

TABLE 10 GEOGRAPHICAL DISPERSION FOR FIBER LASERS, 2012-2018 (%) 50

TABLE 11 GLOBAL HIGH–POWERED (1 KW AND ABOVE) FIBER LASER MARKET

THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 51

TABLE 12 NEODYMIUM:YAG SUPPLIERS BY NATION 59

TABLE 13 GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION: ND:YAG LASERS, 2012-2018 (%) 61

TABLE 14 GLOBAL MARKET FOR ND:YAG LASERS, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 62

TABLE 15 FIBER VS DISK LASERS: TECHNOLOGICAL COMPARISON 67

TABLE 16 GLOBAL MARKET FOR DISK LASERS, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 69

TABLE 17 TECHNOLOGY COMPARISON: DIRECT DIODE, FIBER AND DISK LASER

TYPES 72

TABLE 18 TRUMPF DIRECT LASER DIODE PRODUCT CAPABILITY 74

TABLE 19 GLOBAL MARKET FOR DIRECT DIODE LASER SYSTEMS THROUGH 2018 ($

MILLIONS) 76

TABLE 20 GLOBAL MARKET FOR ULTRAFAST LASERS, THROUGH 2018 ($ MILLIONS) 82

TABLE 21 THREE TYPES OF LASER ENGRAVING MACHINES 85

TABLE 22 LASING MACHINE BY APPLICATION 96

 

 

 

LIST OF FIGURES

 

SUMMARY FIGURE REVENUE FOR LASER MARKET, 2012-2018 ($ MILLIONS) 7

 

 

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