Laser templating and laser inspection technology specialist Virtek is celebrating after the company produced its 10,000th laser projector recently.

The Virtek LPS 7 series projector has been coming off the production lines at the firm, with the device boasting advanced scanning technology. This is able to optimise laser images to offer improved visibility, while the projector also produces higher quality projection patterns enabling users to work more effectively.

Vice-president and general manager at Virtek Todd Rhodes stated that everyone at the company is excited to have reached such a major milestone.

He said: "We are also very pleased with our new global market penetration and rapid growth in the last six years, since we joined Gerber Technology.

"The response from our global community for laser projection has been overwhelming, and we are truly humbled that customers continue to recognise our strong heritage and passion for quality and innovation. We look forward to unveiling many new advancements in the future to continue to enable our customers to be successful in their businesses."

In order to mark the production of the 10,000th laser projector by Virtek, a special event was held at the company's Waterloo, Ontario, Town Hall meeting on 12 December.

Among Virtek's best known products are its LaserEdge laser templating system, which has been used to build carbon fibre composite parts for many different aerospace programmes that use composite technology.