Purchasing Used Laser Equipment

When looking into used equipment, you'll want to ask about this.

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The single most expensive component of a laser system is the laser source. When was the last time the laser source was replaced? That would be the first question I would ask regarding a used laser system. 

If the laser source was replaced recently, then it’s probably a good value. But if it was never replaced or a laser source was replaced over three years ago, then it’s probably going to be due for a new laser source. A new laser source could be anywhere from a $1,000 to $1,800.

-Mike Fruciano, Coherent

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Mike Fruciano

Mike Fruciano is a Market Development Manager for Coherent Inc. Mike brings 25 years of laser systems, laser processing, and materials experience, and is a frequent writer and speaker on these topics. Contact Mike at 602-616-4971 or at

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