Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Kickstarting Your Laser Series: Crowd-Fund Your Dreams

The realm of crowd-funding your dreams is on the rise with the popularity of website such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Entrepreneurs can create fundraising campaigns to bring to fruition any type of service or product with a short web video and an idea.  

This series of posts will feature campaigns that have used Trotec lasers in some incredibly successful projects.

Setting up a crowd-funding campaign is a lot of work. Not only do you have a come up with an idea that the general public will love enough to pledge money to, a person needs to make sure that the campaign website has a clear message and a video detailing the project. 

But all the work will pay off! Trotec has several established customers who funded their laser through Kickstarter... Many of which made more than enough money to cover their initial start-up costs.

John Warren recently started a Kickstarter campaign that will help fund a Trotec laser to create custom dice.  ”On April 8th, I launched a Kickstarter project to make customized dice available to the masses.” states John.  “I show several examples on our Kickstarter page of dice that I've designed - but the more exciting part of the project is how it puts custom dice within the reach of the average gamer.”

John’s research solidified his thought that a laser will be the best way of achieving the detail that he needed on the dice in the fastest time. When he stopped by the Trotec booth at a recent trade show and saw a Trotec laser in action, he was hooked.

“By combining the speed and precision of a Trotec laser with my custom software to process the designs and a special rig built specifically to help quickly rotate entire batches of dice at the same time, I believe we can significantly reduce the amount of time needed to create these custom dice. Less time spent in the manufacturing process means we can bring these dice into a price range that makes sense.”

To learn more about John’s Kickstarter and help fund his campaign, please visit Custom Game Lab's page on their Kickstarter page!

To learn more about Trotec lasers, please visit

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Join Trotec at ISA Sign Expo 2014

Join Trotec Laser at the ISA International Sign Expo in sunny Orlando, FL.  The ISA International Sign Expo is the most comprehensive sign show in the world, offering you the premier opportunity to network with colleagues, source new products, discover new ideas and more.

The ISA International Sign Expo will be held at the Orange County Convention Center April 23-26, 2014.

Visit Trotec in Booth #425 
Stop by to get a personal demonstration and samples from our laser cutting and engraving machines. 
Trotec will be showcasing the Speedy 400 featuring the i-Cut® finishing package! We will also be showing the Speedy 300 flexx.

Free passes for the show are available here or you can visit the ISA International Sign Expo webpage and use the registration code 233081. 

Great Deals at the Show 
Stop by booth #425 to take advantage of amazing show specials... Discounts so good that they're only available at the show!

In addition to great discounts, don't forget to mention this post to take advantage of our exclusive show deals!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Trotec Adds National Sales Manager

We are pleased to announce the addition of Kris Tennyson as National Sales manager based in the Canton, MI headquarters. “We are excited about adding Kris to our team, with his extensive experience he will add an unmatched value for both our sales team and customers.” says Warren Knipple, President of Trotec Laser, Inc.

Tennyson was previously in the financial equipment industry and comes to Trotec with over 20 years’ of experience in sales management. In his off time, he enjoys being outdoors, boating, and fishing with his kids. He also coaches his son’s basketball and baseball teams and actively volunteers with both the ASCEND Foundation and the Coats for Kids Program.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Trotec's World Headquarters Certified GreenBuilding

Zero Energy
Trotec was awarded the GreenBuilding Certificate from the European Commission at an ÖNBG (Austrian Society for Sustainable Building) event. Trotec received this prestigious award for the new World Headquarters building, which opened in October 2013, in Marchtrenk, Austria.

Setting New Standards  
The building is categorized as a large-scale solar plant because the majority of the required energy is obtained from the sun. The solar energy is stored by means of ground storage, a buffer, and a fire water tank. The total power requirement is produced by the in-house photovoltaic plant. Another source of energy is the well water, which, according to the season, it is used for heating or cooling.

The GreenBuilding Program 
In 2005 the European Commission launched the GreenBuilding Programme (GBP). GreenBuilding is a voluntary program aimed at improving the energy efficiency of non-residential buildings in Europe.

The program encourages owners of non-residential buildings to take cost-effective measures by enhancing the energy efficiency of their building. Currently, 958 buildings are certified as GreenBuildings.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Texas Open House

In 2013 Trotec began expanding to meet the needs of our growing customer base in the US. In May, we opened a new US Headquarters in Canton, Michigan with more space and a large showroom it is the perfect location to showcase our product line, hold laser training classes, and most importantly house the US Trotec team.

This March the expansion continues. Last week we opened the doors to  our newest US facility in Arlington, Texas. Our Texas facility provides customers and potential customers a Southwest location where they can visit to see and test Trotec laser systems, participate in training courses, and work with a local representative.

The Open Hose was a great success. We had old and new customers from Texas and surrounding states join us to celebrate the new facility as well as take advantage of exclusive event deals! 

We would like to thank everyone for joining us and we look forward to seeing you again soon!