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Determine if a Laser Job is Right for Your Business

Determine all that's needed to complete a job before committing to it.

Knowing what jobs are right for your business depends on your laser skills, your machine capabilities, and knowledge of the market. Start with a good understanding of the applications and materials before taking a laser job, so that there are no questions. Do not commit to a job before all of the necessary information is gathered, and if there are reservations, material testing is an option. It is not uncommon for laser manufacturers to guide a new laser job shop and help them with difficult questions and materials. Over time, your confidence increases, and the business will be able to take on more diverse and complex laser jobs. Overall it comes down to the laser user’s discretion.

David Stevens, Trotec Laser

David Stevens

David Stevens is renowned in the industry for his teaching abilities and helping customers improve their laser processing techniques. For nearly two decades, he held multiple roles at Universal Laser, including applications la manager, where he built, designed, and produced Universal's catalog of laser parameters and standardized settings, spending more than 25,000+ hours testing and learning all known materials and its reaction with laser processing, becoming an industry leader in laser technology. He recently joined Trotec Laser Inc. as the industrial applications manager and heads the West Coast Applications & Inspiration Lab.

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