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Laser Engraving Bottle Openers

Sara Thompson is a fabrication/laser specialist at JDS Industries. She has been with JDS for three years in the fabrication department taking on several roles including direct print, graphics coordinator, lasering, and new product testing. She graduated from the University of South Dakota with a bachelor of fine arts with an emphasis in graphic design. 

Bottle openers are nice, flat user-friendly pieces that engrave easily. We normally draw a template of a few up on a mask on the laser bed and run them. Creating a jig from plastic, acrylic, or even a temporary setup to draw the template on a mask helps an engraver do multiple at a time, leaving time to unbox or repackage while they laser. 

—Sara Thompson, JDS Industries