Laser cutters are utilised to precisely cut thin flat sheets, tubes, corners, three-dimensional shapes, complex slots and holes within different materials viz. some metals (Nitinol, nickel, titanium, aluminium, copper, brass, steel, tungsten, super alloys etc.), fabrics, stone, slate, marble, fused quartz, ceramics, paper, cardboard, leather, rubber, wax, plastics devoid of chlorine, wood, foam etc. Additionally, the most recent laser machines have more power and are currently approaching plasma machines in their ability to sever thick materials.
Around the globe, industries such as consumer electronics, medical device manufacturing, renewable energy, semiconductors, architectural panel, jewellery making, aerospace and automobile manufacturing are growing by leaps and bounds. With the continuous rise in global air traffic, commercial aviation applications for laser cutting is also surging. On ground, demand for automobiles in developing countries is driving the demand for laser machines to produce automotive components. Also, the growing conflicts around the world is compelling the defence industry to rely on the precision of laser machines. Apart from industries, this technology is also utilized by small businesses, colleges and hobbyists.