Coherent is pleased to announce the introduction of the newest addition to the Coherent META family, the M1.5C laser machine tool. Utilizing the same sealed, pulsed CO2 system as the M2C, the M1.5C offers manufacturers and artisans a lower cost solution while delivering the same flexibility and ease of use as the other field proven META machines. This 150W laser delivers longer life (30k hours) and lower operating cost as compared to flowing gas lasers typically available in this power and price range. Suitable for processing a broad variety of organic materials such as wood, acrylic, polymerized substrates, leather, rubber, plastics, and flexible circuit materials, the M1.5C delivers both engraving and cutting capability. As in all Coherent META machine, the M1.5C offers the same easy to use HMI and CAM software as well as several options to increase the capabilities for both application specific needs (such as vision alignment) and productivity (pallet automation). Suitable for industrial production, R&D facilities, and lifestyle businesses, the small footprint and Class I laser safety of the M1.5C make it a very productive addition to a wide variety of settings. Upgrade possibilities will also be available for this product line should the need arise for more power, enabling the user to get into production at a lower cost and move up to the next power level without replacing the machine as their needs increase in the future. Flexibility, capability, ease-of-use and productivity in a compact package from the leader in CO2 lasers, Coherent.