Trotec, IKONICS Imaging and JDS Industries wrap up their 2018 workshop series on laser processing, sandblasting and sublimation.
Plymouth, Mich. – Trotec co-hosted a series of educational seminars with IKONICS Imaging and JDS Industries in 2018 to provide training on three important technologies – lasers, sandblasting and sublimation, and to offer insight on how the technologies can work together to give awards and engraving businesses a competitive advantage.
Seminars were held at Trotec's Regional Service and Support Centers in Norcross, Ga. in Feb, at U.S. headquarters in Plymouth, Mich. in July, and in San Antonio, Texas in November. Proceeds from each workshop were donated to the following local charities:Camp Kudzu in Norcross, Therapeutic Riding in Ann Arbor, Mich., and the San Antonio Food Bank.
Designed for beginners as well as advanced users, the two-day seminars began with detailed presentations on the basics and best practices of each technology, and hands-on training. The agenda then progressed into advanced breakout sessions, followed by demonstrations on how to integrate the technologies.
Each of the technologies covered is used in an array of industries and markets. Attendees were provided with detailed explanations and demonstrations on several of the applications, materials and techniques that can be used for each technology. Examples include sandcarving techniques such as stage carving, frosting and compound curves; how to choose the right laser processing method for your application; and how to step up sublimation results.
Attendees also had the opportunity to ask experts in each area detailed applications questions, and try different techniques for using each technology. Technical experts were available on request to test different materials, including substrates that attendees brought with them.
"These seminars support our ongoing plan to provide our customers with more educational opportunities that will help them grow their business," says Warren Knipple, president of Trotec Laser, Inc. "We are thrilled to see how many forward-thinking businesses are taking advantage of these educational opportunities to broaden their business capabilities and gain a competitive advantage. Because we received such an overwhelming reponse and a great deal of positive feedback, we are planning several more for 2019."
For 2019, joint technology seminars are planned in the following areas: Jacksonville, Fla., Minneapolis, Minn., and Seattle, Wa. Visit the events page on our website for more details.