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