Coherent, Inc. recently introduced its DIAMOND(TM) K-300, a compact, hard-sealed, 10.6-um, 300-watt CO2 laser. The DIAMOND K-300 is the latest addition to Coherent's DIAMOND laser family and will replace the company's 250-watt version, the DIAMOND K-250. "The improvement in power will allow end-users to increase production speeds and product output, and maintain high production quality," said Stephen Lee, product line manager. "And since we've engineered the K-300 to fit the same package size as our former 250W product, it's a simple drop-in replacement." The DIAMOND K-300 has also been designed with an improved, repackaged power module. This turnkey package allows users to install the laser by simply connecting it to a water supply and electrical utilities.