Beams of Might
Laser diemaking stands ready to serve big and small shop needs.
by Susan Friedman
Many bigger die shops are upgrading; many smaller outfits are finding the investment more palatable. But where do the rosiest prospectsfor buyer and sellerlie in laser diemaking systems?
"Laser system sales have been cyclical," says Tim Christopherson, regional sales manager, Laser Machining. "Heavy sales prior to 1984 filled existing need, and very few were sold in the next few years." From his perspective, 1992 was the next peak sales year, and volumes are likely to swing upward again in the near future.