Before purchasing a Trotec laser system, Ameritape performed prototyping for customers using steel roll dies, which was very time consuming and expensive. They were also experiencing limitations regarding customization. When processing VBH materials with a rotary or steel roll die, intricate details were difficult to achieve, which limited the number of custom jobs Ameritape could accept. To remedy the situation, Tom Whipple, president of Ameritape, decided to research purchasing a laser to find a solution that allowed them to create a more cost effective and efficient prototyping process as well as offer detailed, intricate solutions to their customers. After speaking with other laser manufacturers about their machine options, Tom reached out to Trotec.