We spent yesterday at the Trumpf Service Centre in Luton at the AILU (Association of Laser Users) Job Shop Conference. Mark Wilkinson gave a presentation on reworking and repairing CO2 laser optics.
I found John Powell of Laser Expertise’s views on fiber laser and disc laser technology informative, especially coming from a job shop owner. Looks like the CO2 laser flying optics system will be with us for some years to come, at least for thicker steels.
Dave Connaway from Cirrus Laser was very open about his choices of finance for job shop investment, and prompted quite a discussion.