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Category Archives: Blogs

When Animation Meets Laser Engraved Toast

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When you first start planning an animated music video, you might expect that your main tools would be the humble pen and paper of time gone by. But, OK Go, an American rock band originally from Chicago are known for their alternative videos. Instead of doing what everyone else would have, they looked for other means to animate. Namely: toast and a laser cutter. (more…)...

The Biggest, Best and Brightest Lasers

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There is always a bit of competition when it comes to manufacturing and the laser making industry is no different. Who can make the biggest? Who can make the sharpest? These are the questions that drive progress and bring us even better machines to play work with. At Subcon, we are incredibly proud of the laser cutting machines we use. They provide our clients with a...

Intricate Patterns Made with Tiny Laser Cutting Tolerances

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Aside from the high quality and the economic advantages, one of the greatest benefits of laser cutting is the incredible accuracy this method can achieve. Laser cutting tolerances are typically around 2.5% of material thickness but can be as tiny as 0.025mm. Being able to cut and engrave to such fine tolerances gives artists and designers more freedom to create intricate patterns. From the purely decorative to the...

The Laser Cat Toy with a Difference

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If you’ve ever spent a full 3 hours playing with an over excited kitten who has the energy of 10 Duracell bunnies, or left the room for approximately 15 seconds and returned to shredded curtains, this new laser technology will definitely be of interest to you. Our favourite furry friends are hunters from birth. Cats and dogs need a lot of play to develop their skills as well as keep them fit and healthy. This is...

We’re Off to the Subcon Show!

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After our success at Made in the Midlands last month, we are really looking forward to going to the Subcon Show this week! The show starts on June 6th at the NEC from 9:30am and finishes at 4pm on Thursday. We will be exhibiting on stand A30, Hall 3.