In 2011, the school incorporated laser cutting into its technology curriculum with the purchase of a Trotec Speedy 300 and since then it has become an integral part of the Design and Technology department. The machine is utilised every day within a range of technology disciplines including Graphics, Resistant Materials, Electronic Products, Textiles and Food.
Having owned the laser for eight years, the team at Sale Grammar School were considering upgrading the laser to a newer model to ensure that they could continue to allow students to produce the same quality of work and throughput. Having had a positive experience with the Trotec laser and the support they had received, the team at Sale were reluctant to switch supplier.
In spite of this, to ensure that they were getting the best value for money and the best support, the team researched six potential laser suppliers. After conducting research into alternative laser machines, the team concluded that thanks to technical specifications, industry reputation and the support available from Trotec, that they would purchase a new Speedy laser. Following a series of consultations with their area manager, the team at Sale opted to purchase a brand new Speedy 300.