Laser revenues and 2017 forecast

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Laser revenues and 2017 forecast

Laser companies both small and large are feeling the recent surge of tech-sector M&A activity. Whether a time-to-market or portfolio expansion play, the details reveal much about where the laser industry is headed in the next decade—notwithstanding surprises related to Brexit or U.S. elections. For 2017, we expect worldwide laser sales to grow 6.6% to $11.09 billion dollars. The images that follow in this gallery are individual forecasts for the main application segments in the laser industry.

Materials processing & lithography 4362

Communications & optical storage 3865Medical & aesthetic 958

Scientific research & military 920

Instrumentation & sensors 661

Entertainment, displays & printing 319