The 20th Laser World of Photonics exhibition proved extremely successful for JK Lasers, part of the GSI Group, whose new System 5000 and 1kW Fiber Laser generated considerable interest amongst visitors.
The event, held at the Neue Messe München from 23-26 May 2011, was hailed as an overriding success by the whole photonics industry, with many companies agreeing that the show marked a turning point for global manufacturing.
According to the show organisers, the exhibition attracted a record 27,500 visitors (up 8% from 2009), as well as over 1,100 exhibiting companies from 80 countries.
The global presence was certainly felt by JK Lasers, who received enquiries from the USA, Japan, China and many European countries.
The industrial laser manufacturer chose the event to showcase a number of its newest products including the 1kW Fiber Laser, System 5000 and 500W Fiber Laser.
The System 5000, a flexible workstation that can be integrated with lasers from both the JK Fiber and Nd:YAG ranges, proved to be a talking point at the show.
It was configured to demonstrate a cutting and welding application, allowing many visitors to leave the show with a memento in the form of JK Lasers dice.
Overall, the company was pleased with the amount of interest that the show in Munich generated and it looks forward to exhibiting again in 2013.