Italy was one of the first countries in the world to really follow the development of industrial applications of laser technology—so much so that, at the end of the 1970s, Italian companies were exhibiting innovative systems for machining 2D and 3D metal structures for the first time. Italy was one of the first countries in the world to really follow the development of industrial applications of laser technology—so much so that, at the end of the 1970s, Italian companies were exhibiting innovative systems for machining 2D and 3D metal structures for the first time. A lot of time has gone by since then, but Italian technology has always been present in the world of mechanical laser applications. Today, the industry is experiencing new successes at US agricultural machinery manufacturer Unverferth Manufacturing Co. (Shell Rock, IA) with the installation of a system to cut tubular structures. This system has been designed and built by TTM Laser S.p.A. (Cazzago San Martino, Italy) a specialist in the design and manufacture of laser machinery and systems for cutting and welding tubular parts and sheet metal components (see “Laser returns to the railway industry,” ILS Nove...