S. Taylor opted to purchase a Speedy 400 laser engraver to expand their production capabilities. A flatbed laser with a bed size of 1000mm x 610mm, the Speedy 400 offers high-speed processing up to 3.55m/sec and a superior product build for dust protection; making it a versatile option for processing materials where lots of debris is produced.
The laser has proven to be an excellent addition to S. Taylor's production. During production, the material is cut using their CNC routers and then engraved using the Speedy 400, which offers a greater level of detail when engraving. Thanks to the improved engraving results, the company now offers a personalization service.
Since installation, the Speedy 400 has opened up new business opportunities for S. Taylor. They launched sister company The Oak Folk, with the core products made using material offcuts from S. Taylor, however, they have also been able to produce a range of slate coasters which have proved to be very popular. Without the laser, they would not be able to produce this product.