Laser technology arrived during the 20th century and has been further developed since. Lasers are used in surgery (LASIK), information processing (bar codes), and consumer products (DVD players). Industrially, lasers are used for cutting and drilling a variety of materials. Lasers are used to weld small areas and for heat treatment on metals. In addition, lasers can mark or engrave items and can scribe to make materials weak and breakable. Laser fusion cutting is used on objects with high visual requirements, while laser vaporization is used on non-meltable materials. Laser cold cutting ia a new process with potential uses in micro surgery. Last, laser rapid prototyping is a process that shortens product development times.
- Lasers are very versatile, and are being used across many different industries, indluding surgeries.
- Lasers are a better option than regular hand tools, because they are more flexible, more accurate, and faster.
- The advancement of laser technology is happening quickly, and is predicted to move into many other fields.
“Laser rapid prototyping technology brings a huge change in modern manufacturing technology.”