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COVID-19 - We're still going!

At this stage, we're still operating as normal, although no entry is permitted to our workshop. Pickups are via the after hours locker only.

Meet the Machines

Almost all of our products are produced by our own in-house laser cutting and engraving machines, supported heavily by a UV printer. We are proud to operate three moderately large Chinese designed and manufactured machines. Operating our own machines allows us to turn items around quickly, and ensure the highest quality in the resulting products!

Our machines are a little bit quirky, but we're fortunate to have the in-house experience to repair the machines ourselves (and have done so on a few occasions!). We've also built up a set of spare parts as well to handle any failure we might have.

We also have a 275sqm commercial workshop to house the lasers, supporting equipment, and bulk materials.

Lay-Z

I'm currently not sure what my status is and have been for some time.

I was purchased in March 2015, and after some delays, a long journey by sea, and a trip across the country on a truck, I was finally delivered in July 2015.

I'm a Ruida 644XG based machine, with stepper motors, a 1200x900mm bed size, and a 100W CO2 water cooled glass laser.

I'm a quirky little machine! I was unfortunately manufactured missing one critical support strut in my frame, and as such, over the hot Australian summers, my frame has warped, making it difficult to achieve an optical alignment. But I've been repaired twice now to correct this issue, and during my second repair, which was a rebuild of the entire top half of myself, I gained racing stripes!

My favourite jobs are engraving jobs, which I'm the best at. I have a particular quirk with my focusing optics that makes engraving come up really well. Also, my current laser tube (the second over my lifetime so far) works well at the lowest end of its power spectrum, making it ideal for the fine touch that engraving needs.

It was noted during my last routine maintenance that I have processed 23,067 jobs, for a total runtime of 3580 hours, 49 minutes, and 30 seconds. I've moved my laser head in the X direction (left to right) a total of 1,582,837 metres, and in the Y direction (front to back) a total of 68,504 meters.

I've moved way more in the X (left to right) direction than the other machines, as my speciality is engraving, which requires a lot more movement left to right rather than front to back.

Pew-oncé

I'm currently not sure what my status is and have been for some time.

I was purchased in May 2016, and was delivered in July 2016 after a leisurely boat trip.

I'm also a Ruida 644XG based machine, with stepper motors, a 1200x900mm bed size, and a 100W CO2 water cooled glass laser.

I'm a fantastic, accurate cutting machine - none of my siblings compare to my ability to accurately cut! I've become the workhorse of the set, single-handedly responsible for thousands of cake toppers!

It was noted during my last routine maintenance that I have processed 29,562 jobs, for a total runtime of 2907 hours, 16 minutes, and 41 seconds. I've moved my laser head in the X direction (left to right) a total of 437,900 metres, and in the Y direction (front to back) a total of 144,459 meters.

I've processed more jobs than the other machines as my speciality is cutting. Cutting jobs tend to be shorter and more frequent than engraving jobs.

Blue-slicey

I'm currently not sure what my status is and have been for some time.

I was purchased in August 2018, and delivered in October 2018.

I'm also a Ruida 644XG based machine, with upgraded servo motors (which means I can move faster than the others!), a 1200x900mm bed size, and a 100W CO2 water cooled glass laser. I'm a balance of the other two machines - a good cutter, but also a good engraver.

It was noted during my last routine maintenance that I have processed 8,814 jobs, for a total runtime of 4 hours, 19 minutes, and 42 seconds. I've moved my laser head in the X direction (left to right) a total of 253,146 metres, and in the Y direction (front to back) a total of 62,116 meters.

I've processed less jobs than the other two because I'm newer! But I do engraving and cutting quite well, so I get a good balance of jobs.

Ruvi

I'm currently not sure what my status is and have been for some time.

I was purchased in October 2019. I'm a Roland LEF2-200 UV printer - top of the line!

I'm a super accurate, Japanese designed and manufactured UV printer. I can print up to 550mm x 330mm, and print in full colour, including white! I can print directly onto wood or acrylic, and I'm the perfect compliment to the laser cutters. I'm slowly being integrated into most of our products, to make them brighter and more consistent than any previous products!

The unnamed air compressor plant

It turns out that laser cutters require a fair bit of compressed air for a good quality cut - our machines require more than usual due to the their head design. After going through a few air compressors, upgrading as we added more machines, we now have a 5.5HP three phase air compressor, with a 170L storage tank, and a 30CFM refrigerative air dryer. This system keeps the air flowing for our high-pressure atmosphere air assist to all three machines.

The unnamed CNC router

We also have a moderately sized 600x900mm bed CNC router with a 3kw spindle that we use for a variety of wholesale products. We also manufacture blanks for other products in house as well, and as we go forward, will be putting this machine to very good use!

The CNC router is Chinese designed and manufactured, but cuts through soft and hard woods like butter! This machine is second hand to us, and in it's previous life has cut thousands of square meters of Jarrah into a range of beautiful products.


Kind words from one of our customers

I ordered last minute and received my items very quickly, in more than enough time for Christmas. The Christmas baubles I ordered are of a very good quality and super cute. Don't hesitate to order from Foote & Flame, they are a great company with superior products and outstanding customer service.