This year Strategies Unlimited has again expanded its comprehensive industrial and fiber laser report to provide much more insight and precision into the applications and projections to 2013. This report remains that most complete in the industry, now with more detail on how the market estimates were made. The report covers the entire industrial laser market, with special emphasis on fiber lasers, thin-disk lasers, DPSSL, LPSSL, CO2, and the current economic uncertainties that are affecting sales.
The market continued to expand at a healthy rate in 2008. Even with slowing sales, fiber laser sales almost reached $300 million in revenue. In the latter half of the year, we counted over 30 companies making complete fiber laser products. This industry is not one to make rapid changes, but many application trends are becoming more clear in this period of transition, and analyzed in this update from Strategies Unlimited.