The Speedy 400 has proven an invaluable addition to the production capabilities of the team. Working alongside their existing technologies, the Speedy 400 is used for the creation of fine detailed flat prop work as well as cutting components for other jobs. The generous bed size of the laser allows multiple jobs to be completed at once, helping to maximise production time.
The laser has also brought different engraving capabilities to the team. In the past certain applications had to be moulded and cast which offered no flexibility in processing, while the laser allows for engraving at different depths to add the extra detail to the application. The ability to control the power and speed of the machine allows the team to create striking details in the blink of an eye on cast acrylics.
The laser cutter has received strong praise from Mark and the team for its durability and reliability. While some of the workshop technologies require a certain degree of manual control and monitoring to ensure quality, the Speedy 400 guarantees reliable results when processing jobs. The ease of cleaning the machine has also received praise and saved time, with Mark commenting that following the nightly clean the machine is brand new each morning, further adding to its reliability.
Alongside the professional experience Mark received at the showroom, Odyssey Studios have praised other aspects of Trotec service, including the fast delivery of the machine. Installation of the new Trotec system took place the week before a major project was due to be undertaken which required considerable laser cutting work. The prompt installation ensured that Mark and the team could hit the ground running and avoid costly outsourcing.
Mark says his area manager has been a great support beyond the initial demonstration, offering a solution to any issue that the team have encountered with their machine. Trotec’s consumables team has also provided support and advice, while Mark also praises the quality of Trotec’s materials.
The team at Odyssey Studios are currently planning a new venture offering training in prop- making to support the local community in Limerick, with an academy for teaching upstairs and a making facility downstairs. This has long been an aspiration for Mark due to the level of training not being available in the local vicinity.