Laser cutting ireland: Why bring lasers in-house?
Throughout Ireland, businesses are using laser cutting, marking and engraving
technology to bolster production,reduce lead times and improve the finished product quality.
Trotec laser machines offer a unique flexibility for processing materials, making it one of the main reasons that the technology has become more than a "nice to have" but an essential element of the production process. Whether a Dublin based trophy business laser cutting laminates, a Belfast engraver personalising products with laser engraving or a medical supplies manufacturer in Limerick laser marking components, a laser allows you to speed up production and process materials that previously may not have been possible.
Examples of this include industrial manufacturers cutting acrylic jigs to effectively process their metal components, or craft businesses broadening their ranges to incorporate papers, metals and even textiles. Read on to see some examples of how laser cutting has helped our Irish customers succeed.
The benefits of bringing laser cutting in house
Regardless of the service, outsourcing is popular for many businesses.
Laser cutting is no exception, especially with the growing trend towards laser cut and engraved products.
A common argument against bringing laser cutting technology in-house is the initial cost of purchase, however this is easily negated by the other benefits brought. Not only does outsourcing over long periods increase business costs, but a laser will also make you more productive, allow you to expand your product range, offer quick turnarounds on projects and prototype ideas easily. What's more, you will have complete quality control over your products.
For more information about whether a laser cutter is right for your business, read our blog where we discuss whether a laser cutter is the right investment for your business.
Vinehall Displays – improved quality control and diversification
Dublin laser cutting business Vinehall Displays found diversification at a crucial time by investing in bringing laser processing in-house.
Gerry and the team began outsourcing laser cutting to a local business due to increased demand for the application. Initially an effective solution, quality issues arose leading Gerry to invest in his own laser cutter to gain stringent quality control over the products he was making for his clients. The laser also enabled Vinehall Displays to broaden its product range and diversify during the 2020 pandemic when demand for their main products decreased. Thanks to the level of work received, the laser had paid for itself within 6 months. With the laser cutter Gerry and the team process acrylics, reusable cups, notebooks and much more.
Wee County Trophies – Reducing lead times with laser engraving
Irish laser cutting and engraving business Wee County Trophies are based in County Louth and produce a wide range of gifts and awards with a Trotec laser cutter.
Business owners Sean and Petra Clarke decided to bring laser cutting machines in-house to expand production capabilities and reduce the lead times for projects which they were using two mechanical engraving machines to produce. The introduction of laser technology to the business sped up the process of engraving different products to enable quicker response to customer demand, as well as removed the risks and costs associated with outsourcing the processing of wood, glass and acrylic items which the business had previously not had the capability to do in-house.
Visit our laser cutting Dublin showroom
Trotec manufactures a range of laser machines ranging from flatbed engravers to galvo lasers and large format laser cutters which are used extensively by businesses across Ireland and Northern Ireland in diverse industries.
If we've piqued your interest in laser cutting and engraving technology, make sure to book a demonstration at our Dublin showroom with our sales manager for Ireland, Andrew Dudley. Andy has a wealth of industry experience and will make sure your business finds the optimal laser solution for its needs. The Irish laser showroom is fully stocked with a range of laser cutting machines, including Trotec entry level systems, as well as high-speed laser marking systems.
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