Global Laser Market Review in 2016

2016 is a very good year for sales of beauty lasers. Lumenis, the world's largest brightest laser pointer medical device company, is mainly used for surgery, cosmetic and ophthalmic applications. In the second quarter of 2014, the company achieved its eighth consecutive quarterly growth, with quarterly sales An increase of 9.3% to $ 72.5 million. However, the company in 2015 by the global investment company XIO Group to $ 510 million acquisition, and now its financial transparency seems to no longer exist.

(IPL) technology for dry eye and roxburghia acne, OtoLase technology for middle ear surgery, and dot matrix for dermatology and otorhinolaryngology, for the treatment of urinary incontinence, Type CO2 lasers, whose products seem to cover all medical applications. In addition, the AcuPulse DUOCO2 laser used in oral laser microsurgery (TLM), active in the first line of early airway cancer treatment, has an excellent cure rate compared with chemotherapy.

We expect sales of lasers in the medical and cosmetic markets to grow from $ 83.8 million to $ 95.8 million, up 14.3%, on the basis of strong sales of lasers. If companies such as LISALaser USA were able to successfully integrate their RevoLix 3000mw green laser products into a robot-assisted da Vinci surgical system, it is expected that the market will grow more rapidly after 2017.

The undeniable success of LIDAR technology and the wave of mergers and acquisitions around the technology is undoubtedly a hot story in the field of instrumentation and sensors in 2016. At the same time, laser-based structural health monitoring is becoming increasingly important for aircraft, vehicles, bridges, railways, roads and any key transport and infrastructure assets. In August 2016, scientists at the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) successfully detected acoustic emissions from cracks in riveted lap joints using distributed feedback fiber laser-acoustic emission sensors. Its in-situ capability exceeds piezoelectric technology and can be combined with "existing multiplexing" with existing fiber stress and temperature sensing systems.

Instruments based on terahertz burning laser pointer are also gaining commercial recognition. According to reports, the British TeraView company's sales in 2016 doubled, the driving force for performance growth mainly from its TeraPulse terahertz imager and spectrometer, and its use for semiconductor packaging detection of electro-optical terahertz pulse reflection system EOTPR 5000 success roll out. During the nine months ended September 30, 2016, sales of terahertz and fiber sensor systems manufacturer LunaInnovations increased from $ 28.6 million in the same period in 2015 to $ 43.3 million, largely due to market The demand for ODiSI systems for measuring composite stress increases.

It is expected that sales of lasers in the instrumentation and sensor markets will reach $ 661 million in 2017, a significant increase of 8.7% from $ 608 million in 2016. Although the scale of the instrumentation and sensor markets is about two-thirds of the size of the medical and cosmetic markets or scientific and military markets, the market has huge growth potential as some autonomous or intelligent applications (such as laser radars) The demand is very large.

In the field of printing, laser inkjet printer sales continue to grow, but the laser in the market revenue has declined, because the use of laser diode prices fell. However, manufacturers are continuing to seek new ways to use green astronomy laser technology in applications such as paper and textile / plastic / organic printing.

Although ultrafast laser computer-to-plate lithography inventions have never been achieved, ultra-short pulse (USP) lasers or ultrafast lasers are being successful in different types of printing applications. "In the current pursuit of product differentiation under the trend of the CPG (consumer packaging products) and industrial products on-demand online marking, has become the urgent needs of the moment." Lincoln Laser marketing and sales director BillKuypers said, In addition, the price pressure is increasing the market interest in high-speed marking solutions, strongest laser pointer marking does not require any supplies, such as traditional inkjet printing ink needed. To this end, the market for the plastic, paper and metal materials The demand for marking ultra - short pulsed lasers and polygonal laser scanning heads on products will increase significantly.

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