Laser cutting demonstration, late 1980s.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Laser cutting demonstration, late 1980s.

Science Museum Photo Studio

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


This demonstration, in which the laser beam is shown cutting a piece of cloth, was held in the Launch Pad gallery at the Science Museum, London. Laser cutting is accurate to a micrometre - one millionth of a metre - comparable to the wavelength of visible light, and has revolutionised precision manufacturing methods.



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