TITLE

Choosing a marking laser

AUTHOR(S)
Prentice, Glenn
PUB. DATE
August 2006
SOURCE
Industrial Laser Solutions;Aug2006, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Question & Answer
ABSTRACT
The article presents questions and answers related to the application of laser technology. One person asks how can a new laser operate between diode replacements. Another person asks what are the annual operating costs of a fiber laser as compared to a lamp-pumped laser. Lastly, one person asked what are the maintenance requirements for a fiber or diode laser.
ACCESSION #
22032719

 

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