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Impact Analysis of Covid-19

The complete version of the Report will include the impact of the COVID-19, and anticipated change on the future outlook of the industry, by taking into the account the political, economic, social, and technological parameters.

Market Overview

Light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation or LASER is used in various applications such as industrial and commercial. These industrial processes include engraving, material processing, marking, and other micro-processing. It is also used for cutting, welding, drilling, etc. processes. Laser is also used for marking/engraving consumer goods, electronic components, and other parts used in industries. This technology is widely being used in numerous end-use industries which include automotive, aerospace, original equipment manufacturers (OEM), electronics, medical, packaging, and others.

The global laser processing market is estimated to account for US$ 34,785.7 Mn in terms of value by the end of 2027.

Market Dynamics- Drivers

  1. Lucrative advantages of laser process over conventional material processing technologies are expected to drive growth of the global laser processing market during the forecast period

Material processing includes various processes such as engraving, cutting, marking, and drilling of metals and non-metals. Laser technology offers various advantages as compared to conventional techniques such as plasma technology, flame, and water jet. Plasma and flame technologies are used for cutting purposes and not for engraving, marking, and drilling processes, while waterjet is used for the ablation and structuring process. However, waterjet creates a loud noise while operating and hence becomes inconvenient for material processing. On the contrary, laser technology can perform all the aforementioned procedures efficiently without producing noise pollution. Hence, these factors are expected to drive growth of the global laser processing market during the forecast period.

  1. Growing application of laser in medical surgeries and devices is expected to propel the global laser processing market growth over the forecast period

Carbon dioxide and Nd: YAG lasers are the most commonly used technologies in medical applications. However, laser technology has started to gain traction in a range of applications from diagnosis to treatment. It is typically used for treatment of skin, hair, cancer, and eyes. Various surgeries such as cleaning of arteries, surgery for a detached retina, and other cosmetic surgeries have become possible with the help of laser technology. Cosmetic surgeries such as removal of permanent/birthmarks on the skin, port-wine stains, skin blotches, and other skin treatments can be accomplished using laser technology. Lasers play an important role in material processing of medical such as surgical tools and implantable devices used in hospitals and dispensaries. Moreover, laser technology is being used in various medical procedures such as lithotripsy, dermatology, angioplasty, mammography, microscopy, medical imaging, cancer diagnosis, and ophthalmology. For instance, in September 2013, Harvard University researchers and a team from the University Of Michigan Medical School developed a new laser based technology that makes the treatment of brain tumor more accurate. Therefore, these factors are expected to propel the market growth over the forecast period.

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Laser Processing Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2019 Market Size in 2019: US$ 15,694.1 Mn
Historical Data for: 2017 to 2019 Forecast Period: 2020 to 2027
Forecast Period 2020 to 2027 CAGR: 10.5% 2027 Value Projection: US$ 34,785.7 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa: GCC Countries, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East and Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Product Type: Gas Lasers, Solid State Lasers, Fiber Lasers, Others.
  • By Process: Material Processing, Marking and Engraving, Micro-Processing.
  • By Process: Automotive, Aerospace, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Electronics and Micro-Electronics, Medical Devices and Treatment, Packaging.
Companies covered:

Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG, Prima Industrie S.p.A., Universal Laser Systems Inc., Epilog Laser Inc., Coherent Inc., Eurolaser GmbH, IPG Photonics Corporation, Bystronic Laser AG, Newport Corporation, and Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc.

Growth Drivers:
  • Growing application of laser in medical surgeries and devices is expected to propel the global laser processing market growth over the forecast period
  • Lucrative advantages of laser process over conventional material processing technologies are expected to drive growth of the global laser processing market during the forecast period
Restraints & Challenges:
  • High initial cost involved in laser processing machines is expected to hamper the global laser processing market growth over the forecast period
  • Growing environmental concerns regarding rare earth elements mining are expected to hinder the global laser processing market growth over the forecast period

Statistics:

APAC held dominant position in the global laser processing market in 2019, accounting for 44.4% share in terms of value, followed by Europe, North America and RoW respectively.

Figure 1: Global Laser Processing Market Share (%), in terms of Value, By Region, 2019

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Market Dynamics- Restraint

  1. High initial cost involved in laser processing machines is expected to hamper the global laser processing market growth over the forecast period

Despite offering numerous advantages, laser processing faces numerous obstacles adoption with the high cost being one of them. Conventional plasma cutting and requires a relatively low maintenance cost of US$ 5,000 annually, while it is as high as US$ 10,000 for laser technology annually. Although higher adoption of laser technology is declining the prices, it still remains an expensive technology to incorporate. Hence, these factors are expected to hamper the global laser processing market growth over the forecast period.

  1. Growing environmental concerns regarding rare earth elements mining are expected to hinder the global laser processing market growth over the forecast period

Rare earth elements consist of two transition elements and 15 lanthanides: scandium, yttrium, lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, promethium, samarium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, holmium, erbium, thulium, ytterbium and lutetium. These elements are known for their unique luminescent, magnetic, and electrochemical properties. However, extraction of these elements poses various challenges, since it is done through open-pit mining with release of major contaminants such as radionuclides. These contaminants have adverse effects on the earth's ecosystem. Moreover, these refining of these elements can produce harmful by-products into water bodies and air. Thus, these factors expected to hinder the market growth in the near future.

Market Opportunities

  1. Growing application of disk lasers in industries can present lucrative growth opportunities

The major driving factor for the development of lasers for processing of industrial materials is the demand for high power lasers with improved beam quality. Conventional lasers such as Nd: YAG rod lasers have limited capabilities because of thermal lensing. Thermal lensing is an effect caused due to overheating of the laser crystal especially in high power lasers. Although replacement of lamps with diodes for laser generation reduces thermal lensing, the beam quality is still limited for higher power levels. The use of disk laser eliminates thermal lensing and provides high beam quality with enhanced processing capabilities at high power levels. A disk laser a solid-state type laser that uses a heat sink thereby increasing the power and efficiency of the laser.

  1. Emerging applications in laser technologies can provide major business opportunities

Apart from industrial material processing, medical and marking applications, laser technology is expected to be used in numerous other applications such as optical disc data storage, laser microchemistry, dental treatment, and others. Lasers are expected to be widely used in the near future to fulfill data storage requirements. Laser technology can be used for volumetric data storage with higher efficiency than Blu Ray or high definition digital versatile discs (HD DVDs) and high definition three dimensional (HD3D) displays. The use of laser technology in disc storage application improves the audio and video quality as compared to the conventional discs.

Figure 2: Global Laser Processing Market Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2027

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The global laser processing market was valued at US$ 15,694.1 Mn in 2019 and is forecast to reach a value of US$ 34,785.7 Mn by 2027 at a CAGR of 10.5% between 2020 and 2027.

Market Trends

  1. Increasing use of ultra-short lasers for industrial processes

Ultra-short lasers are lasers that generate laser pulse of width ranging from femtoseconds to pico-seconds. These lasers are increasingly being used for industrial applications such as laser cutting, drilling, welding, and marking and engraving. As these pulses are shorter, no heat is transferred to the surrounding materials and hence no damage is done to the material. The ultra-short lasers with pulse width in pico-seconds can generate power density of around 10 Giga watts per square millimeter (GW/mm2).

  1. Growing adoption of laser technology in additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing or three-dimensional (3D) printing offers various advantages over conventional subtractive manufacturing techniques. Through additive manufacturing, more complex designs can be manufactured with minimum wastage of materials and higher manufacturing speeds. Laser technology is being increasingly used in 3D printing for material deposition by welding. It provides faster and accurate fabrication of the components to be manufactured. For instance, in 2014, Koenigsegg, the Swedish supercar manufacturer, announced its supercar the One: 1. The company has equipped various components such as side-mirror internals, titanium exhaust components, air ducts, and complete turbocharger assembles that were built using 3D printing.

Value Chain Analysis

Raw material suppliers

The key materials required for the production of laser machines are semiconductors, laser diodes, circuit boards, copper and steel, glass and other electronic components including resistors and capacitors. Other raw materials required for the manufacturing of laser machines include metal for machine fabrication, engineering plastics, granite and marble stones, marking compounds and other polymers used in laser machines. At present, the laser processing market consists of large number of raw material suppliers. Most of these components are easily available due to their use in several other electronics devices. The raw materials supplier provides these materials to the laser head manufacturers for production of laser heads. As the raw material suppliers are abundant in number, switching cost of buyers is less. Some of the raw materials suppliers are Ferro Corporation, Identification Plates Inc., Port Plastics, LaserSketch Ltd., Johnson Plastics, LaserBits Inc. and others.

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Global Laser Processing Market - Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, many industries witnessed significant shift in their business. Globally, most of the countries are affected by COVID-19 and most of the countries have announced lockdown. There is a negative impact on the laser processing market, as these laser are used in the oil & gas industry. Laser drilling offers numerous advantages such as high penetration rates, reduction of operation costs, and control advantages over other drilling techniques. Due to lockdown imposed by countries, the demand and price of crude oil have fallen. For instance, in March 2020, in the U.S., the price of crude oil decreased from US$ 61.06 to US$ 23.36. Moreover, every country has banned international and domestic travel due to which there is a huge decline in the consumption of Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) across the globe. These factors have a huge impact on the laser processing market and there is a huge decline in demand for laser drilling machines.

Competitive Section

Key players operating in the global laser processing market are Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG, Prima Industrie S.p.A., Universal Laser Systems Inc., Epilog Laser Inc., Coherent Inc., Eurolaser GmbH, IPG Photonics Corporation, Bystronic Laser AG, Newport Corporation, and Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc.

Key Developments

  1. Major market players are focused on product launches, in order to enhance the product portfolio. For instance, in April 2020, Trumpf GmbH launched TruLaser Tube 3000 fiber, a versatile fiber laser metal tube cutting machine.
  2. Key companies are involved in product launches, in order to gain a competitive edge in the market. For instance, in September 2019, IPG Photonics Corporation, a manufacturer of high-performance fiber lasers, launched its latest, cutting-edge technologies at the LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA 2019.

Laser Processing is the laser beam radiation to the surface of work piece that is used to melt material and change the properties of the material by using high energy emission. Laser processing technologies is used for marking/engraving consumer goods, electronic components, and other parts used in industries. Lasers are used for various applications in commercial as well as industrial processes. Industrial processes typically include material processing, marking and engraving, and other micro-processing using laser technology. Laser technology offers various advantages as compared to conventional techniques such as plasma technology, flame, and water jet. Plasma and flame technologies are used for cutting purposes and not for engraving, marking, and drilling processes, while waterjet is used for the ablation and structuring process. Laser technology can perform all the aforementioned procedures efficiently without producing noise pollution. Hence, these factors are expected to drive growth of the global laser processing market during the forecast period.

Market Dynamics

Increasing demand from 3D printing in jewelry is expected to drive the market growth during the forecast period. Aforementioned factors are driving the adoption of these technologies such as CAD (computer-aided-design), laser technology, and induction technology among jewelry manufacturers. 3D printers with rapid prototyping (RP) technology help several designers to review design concepts and understand the requirements and complexity of any jewelry design. The adoption of such innovative manufacturing technologies in jewelry design is expected to boost the growth of the market. Moreover, increasing popularity of e-commerce is also expected to favor the growth of the laser processing market. The penetration of internet and adoption of smartphones increased access to online shopping. Most of the e-commerce companies such as Flipkart and Amazon are offering their products directly to the customers. Increased consumer trust in online retail, faster shipping services and increased internet penetration plays major role in the growth of laser processing market. Additionally, players operating in the e-commerce industry have introduced augmented reality (AR) in online platforms which allow consumers to try jewelry virtually using AR, and select products according to their preferences.

Efficient processing on both metal and non-metal materials is expected to boost the global laser processing market growth over the forecast period

Marking and engraving is also expected to drive market growth during forecast period. Marking used for making serial numbers, brand name, manufacturing dates, price, product codes, and other information on various industrial products. Common techniques used for marking are ink-jet printers, ink stamping, punching, and laser marking. Laser marking systems offer numerous advantages such as environment-friendly and high-quality marks over other conventional marking techniques. Moreover, laser marking requires no solvent for marking; hence it helps to reduce the finishing process in manufacturing and is easy to recycle. Furthermore, laser making provides high-speed and fine markings as compared to other technologies.

Market Taxonomy

This report segments the global laser processing market on the basis of product type, process, end-use industry and region. On the basis of product type, the global laser processing market is segmented into gas lasers, solid state lasers, fiber lasers and others. On the basis of process, the global laser processing market is segmented into material processing, marking and engraving and micro-processing. On the basis of end-use industry, the global laser processing market is segmented into automotive, aerospace, original equipment manufacturer (OEM), electronics and micro-electronics, medical devices and treatment and packaging. On the basis of region, the global laser processing market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global laser processing market and provides market size (US$ million) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2020-2027), considering 2019 as the base year.
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, regional outlook, and competitive strategy adopted by leading players
  • It profiles leading players in the global laser processing market based on the following parameters – regulatory landscape, company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, distribution strategies, key developments and strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered in the global laser processing market are Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG, Prima Industrie S.p.A., Universal Laser Systems Inc., Epilog Laser Inc., Coherent Inc., Eurolaser GmbH, IPG Photonics Corporation, Bystronic Laser AG, Newport Corporation, and Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc.The market players are focusing on strategic collaborations to innovate and launch new products to meet the increasing needs and requirements of consumers.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and management authorities of companies to make informed decision regarding future product launches, technology upgradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global laser processing market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through the various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global laser processing market.

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Laser Processing Market, By Product Type:
    • Gas Lasers
    • Solid State Lasers
    • Fiber Lasers
    • Others
  • Global Laser Processing Market, By Process:
    • Material Processing
    • Marking and Engraving
    • Micro-Processing
  • Global Laser Processing Market, By Process:
    • Automotive
    • Aerospace
    • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
    • Electronics and Micro-Electronics
    • Medical Devices and Treatment
    • Packaging
  • Global Laser Processing Market, By Region:
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
    • Middle East and Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG *
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Strategies
      • Recent Developments
      • Future Plans
    • Prima Industrie S.p.A
    • Universal Laser Systems Inc.
    • Epilog Laser Inc.
    • Coherent Inc.
    • Eurolaser GmbH
    • IPG Photonics Corporation
    • Bystronic Laser AG
    • Newport Corporation
    • Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc.

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Table of Contents

  1. Research Objectives and Assumptions
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Product Type
      • Market Snippet, By Process
      • Market Snippet, By End-Use Industry
      • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
    • Regulatory Scenario
    • Industry Trend
    • Merger and Acquisitions
    • New System Launch/Approval
  4. Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Laser Processing Market
    • Short Term and Long Term Impact, By Region
      • North America
      • Europe
      • Asia Pacific
      • Latin America
      • Middle East and Africa
  5. Global Laser Processing Market, By Product Type, 2017-2027 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Segment Trends
    • Gas Lasers
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2020–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Solid State Lasers
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2020–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Fiber Laser
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2020–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Others
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2020–2027, (US$ Million)
  6. Global Laser Processing Market, By Process, 2017-2027 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Segment Trends
    • Material Processing
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2020–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Marking and Engraving
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2020–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Micro-Processing
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2020–2027, (US$ Million)
  7. Global Laser Processing Market, By Application, 2017-2027 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Segment Trends
    • Automotive
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2020–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Aerospace
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2020–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2020–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Electronics and Micro-Electronics
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2020–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Medical Devices and Treatment
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2020–2027, (US$ Million)
    • Packaging
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2020–2027, (US$ Million)
  8. Global Laser Processing Market, By Region, 2017-2027  (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2019 and 2027 (%)
    • North America
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2020–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Process, 2020–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End-Use Industry, 2020–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2020–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Process, 2020–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End-Use Industry, 2020–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Regional Trends
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2020–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Process, 2020–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End-Use Industry, 2020–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • India
        • Japan
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2020–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Process, 2020–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End-Use Industry, 2020–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • Brazil
        • Argentina
        • Mexico
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Product Type, 2020–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Process, 2020–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End-Use Industry, 2020–2027 (US$ Million)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2019 and 2027 (%)
        • GCC Countries
        • South Africa
        • Rest of the Middle East and Africa
  9. Competitive Landscape
    • Company Profiles
      • Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Prima Industrie S.p.A
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Universal Laser Systems Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Epilog Laser Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Coherent Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Eurolaser GmbH
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • IPG Photonics Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Bystronic Laser AG
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Newport Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
  10. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About Us and Sales Contact

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Frequently Asked Questions

The global laser processing market size was valued at US$ 15,694.1 million in 2019 and is estimated to exhibit a CAGR of 10.5 % between 2020 and 2027.
Automotive segment held the major market share in 2019 owing to owing to recent industrialization aiming to reduce the weight of the vehicles by opting lightweight materials such as magnesium, titanium and few others.
Major factor driving the growth of global laser processing market during the forecast period is lucrative advantages of laser process over conventional material processing technologies.
Major factors hampering the growth of the laser processing market during the forecast period constitutes growing environmental concerns regarding rare earth elements mining.
APAC laser processing market is expected to generate the highest revenue during the forecast period.
Some of the key players operating in the market are Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG, Prima Industrie S.p.A., Universal Laser Systems Inc., Epilog Laser Inc., Coherent Inc., Eurolaser GmbH, IPG Photonics Corporation, Bystronic Laser AG, Newport Corporation, and Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc.
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