In a technologically advanced world, lasers are a part of almost every industry. Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Lasers emit narrow, coherent beams of light.
Some uses of lasers are cutting specific designs and patterns in metal and/or glass, correcting poor vision and providing intense heat in scientific experiments. Lasers are also used to transmit telephone signals and as direct sources of light in grocery store check outs and in electronics such as CD players. Consider the following as you research and purchase laser equipment:
1. Learn more about lasers and laser safety
2. Contact manufacturers to order custom and standard laser systems
3. Find reliable sources for second hand laser sales
Read information on lasers and safetyWhen you are new to the world of lasers, or are training employees you will want to have a vast knowledge of lasers and their uses. Learning about laser safety is important for anyone working with laser systems.
Oklahoma State University's department of environmental health and safety has a broad spectrum of safety information concerning lasers.
Purchase laser systems directly from the manufacturerThere are times when it is necessary to order custom laser systems. Working directly with the manufacturer will allow for you exact specifications to be met. Buying directly from the manufacturer may be more expensive, but it will be worth the money when the laser equipment you purchase is exactly what you need.
Find second hand laser equipmentBuying lasers that are used and/or refurbished will be easier on the budget. Find the high quality laser that you need at a fraction of the cost when you work with retailers that deal with used laser machines.
- Purchase second hand when you know the exact specifications of the laser equipment that you need. Spend time working with experts from the manufacturers when you need help getting the exact specifications for your business's needs.