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21st Century Precision: The Power of Lasers

The 21st century is a hi-tech age, full of new developments and clever ways to streamline everything, from daily routines to mass manufacturing.

In the manufacturing sector especially, technological evolution and innovation have resulted in precision-centred processes becoming the norm. One such process is metal laser cutting, which promises reliable, efficient and accurate results.

This is far from the only use of lasers though, especially where precision and performance are concerned. Modern lasers are exceptionally versatile and precise, with unlimited capabilities. To see just three of the ways lasers contribute towards the precision-focused approach so characteristic of the 21st century, read on.

Laser Surgery

Lasers are a phenomenal technology, and people have long dreamt up weird and wonderful ways to use them. They are particularly well-suited to clean cuts, straight lines and processes where precision is paramount.

That is why laser surgery is so popular these days. Developments in laser technology and the use of it have made laser surgery a viable option for both medical and cosmetic purposes.

People benefit from corrective laser eye surgery, which is so precise that it can perform intricate procedures on the cornea, like cutting and reshaping. Cosmetically, people also benefit from dermatological procedures, such as tattoo and scar removal. Additionally, lasers are used for medical surgeries, such as those performed on tumours and endovascular systems.

The precision offered by these different types of laser surgeries has revolutionised the medical sector.

Metal Laser Cutting

Here at Qualitetch we understand that metal laser cutting technology is an innovative process that makes metalworking and manufacturing a far more efficient endeavour than it was in days gone by. The laser is configured in such a way that it can cut through any given material, specifically metal used in this industry.

Often used to produce components that photo etching would not be appropriate for, laser cutting is incredibly precise and a simple, cost and time-efficient alternative.

In fact, laser cutting is so versatile that it can produce intricate components from wood, paper, plastic and more, as well as various metals. With ongoing developments in laser technology, it is likely laser cutting capabilities will become more refined in the future.

Laser Communication

Long before terrestrial communication lines became a thing of the past, the world came up with futuristic means of how we would communicate via lights and lasers. Today, these concepts are a reality, and laser communication is an everyday feature, as opposed to a science fiction pipe dream.

Fibre optic (laser) communication lines are used for telephone and broadband because they allow for multiple signals to be transmitted, literally, at the speed of light. This is the kind of fast and reliable communication the 21st century is in need of, and it is all made possible thanks to laser technology.

NASA and its contemporaries are also working towards ways of using laser communication technology for interplanetary communication, starting with a lunar focused project; the Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD). As laser communication technology becomes even more sophisticated, we can only expect it to play more of a central role in the world’s (and the solar system’s) communications.

These are just three of many examples of how the 21st century uses lasers for precision and multiple processes. For more information on how laser cutting is used in manufacturing specifically, browse our site or get in touch today.