Laser technology is the technology of the future for the edging of panel materials. The qualitative leap is also visible to the naked eye for inexperienced persons. Or, to be more exact, invisible: because joints between the panel's protective surface and the edge are no longer detectable when using the IMA laser edging method. However, this method excels not only due to the brilliant results obtained. The better manufacturing quality and higher process reliability are also strong arguments for the furniture industry. The process technology is optimally suited for custom production and to large batch production. Besides the established laser edging for the throughfeed technique IMA also offers this method for stationary machining centres. And this does not necessarily require an investment in new machinery. IMA machine technology has for many years been characterized by its modular design, so that existing systems can easily be retrofitted with the laser edging mechanism if desired. A compatibility test can be performed by the manufacturer within a short time.