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How to get instant laser-cutting quotations

13/02/2017

An introduction to LaserQuote24/7

We all want our companies to be busy, the problem is that the busier we get, the less available time we have. There never seems to be enough time in the day to get everything done.

Well, at Laser Process, we have developed a system where we can save you time. This is a system for obtaining quotations for laser-cutting, a system where your input would be same as normal but where your quotation arrives instantly - anytime, day or night.

  • Quotations emailed to you within minutes
  • Can be accessed 24/365
  • Ability to place order immediately, thereby saving time on delivery.
  • For customers without an account, payment can be made online.

How to register.

Go to www.laserprocess.co.uk and click on the LaserQuote24/7 tab.

 Follow the prompts to complete registration.

You will receive an email informing you that your application has been received and will be dealt with as soon as possible.

Although the service is available 24/7 the approval of online accounts has to be completed by our sales staff.This is the only part of the process that has to be completed during normal working hours, and therefore, may incur a delay.

In order to prevent this becoming a problem why not register now so that the service is available when you need it - there is no obligation on your part.

As soon as your registration is confirmed you will receive an email with your password.

You can now go online and obtain competitive quotations any time you like. 

Free CAD package


There is a link to a FREE CAD SYSTEM on the LaserQuote24/7 page.

This system, Draftsight, is a full professional CAD package and is provided by the developers of Solidworks

 


New Developments at Laser Process

06/08/2015

New Software

Laser Process has begun working with a new CAD/MRP package to streamline the estimating and manufacturing operations within the company. The software, supplied by SigmaTek, affects every aspect of the business and has meant some major changes for all departments.

Ultimately the system will mean beneficial changes for customers in terms of more accurate estimating, improved traceability and smoother production control.

We are aware, however, that the initial integration of this software has caused some delays, and for this we apologise and express sincere thanks for the patience shown by our customers.

One aspect that has changed is the fact that each customer will now have a main point of contact for all estimating/production queries, we are sure that this will benefit everyone and help to develop business relationships in a positive way.

New Machinery

We have committed to invest in a new Fiber laser cutting system from Trumpf. It will be a 5kw system with a 4 metre by 2 metre cutting bed. This machine should be installed in November.

The main advantages of this new machine are in the speed of cutting thin materials and the ability to cut copper and brass far more effectively than with the existing CO2 machines.

Laser Process is now in its twenty-sixth year and we are as committed as ever to provide the best possible service to our customers. 

If you have any questions regarding the above, or any other issues please contact me, personally, at dl@laserprocess.co.uk

Dave Lindsey - Managing Director


Laser Process featured in Brazil

24/04/2015

Work by Laser Process Ltd, of Cannock, is being heavily featured in an exhibition in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

The world renowned machine manufacturer, Trumpf, is featuring the work carried out by Laser Process on behalf of Sustrans, the UK sustainable transport charity. Over 250 statues were produced in Corten material and installed across the UK and Northern Ireland.

At the exhibition, FEIMAFE 15, all of the laser cutting featured on the stand is based around the statues made by the company. Trumpf Brazil have produced a statue of Ayrton Senna based on the same design principles as those produced by Laser Process.

Dave Lindsey, Managing Director of Laser Process said “it is very exciting to know that our work is taking centre stage at a very important event in South America. We were proud to be involved in the contract whilst it was in progress and now proud again to see it represented for thousands of visitors to see”.

The exhibition runs from the 18th to the 23rd of May 2015.


Twenty-five years of Laser Process - the first steps

16/12/2014

On the second of January 1990 me and my brother, Neil, and Bill Wharton sat in a 'borrowed' office in Cannock on the first day of operation for Laser Process Ltd. Our first 'proper' premises were not to be available until the beginning of February and our first machinery would not arrive until March. In the meantime we were subcontracting all of our orders. the most important thing was to keep the momentum going and to successfully service our customers.

Simon Murphy and Tony Jeffries joined at the beginning of February to help set up the factory unit for the machine arrival in March. Sheena Harris (accounts) also started at that time.

Our first two laser cutting systems were installed in March/April and the rest, as they say, is history.

It's difficult to believe that twenty-five years have gone by since that time and difficult to believe that I am twenty-five years older.

There have been some great times over the years as well as some dark times. Tony died in a motorcycle accident in 2000 and Neil died in 2008. they were, and still are, greatly missed. We have developed to be one of the leading laser cutting jobshops in the country, with an excellent reputation and have grown largely through recommendation. The contributions of Neil and Tony were an important part of the success we came to see.

Of those who started at the beginning only myself and Simon remain, although Paul Shaughnessy is still here and he started with us in June 1990.

By 1994 we had outgrown our original premises and we moved to a unit, twice the size, just around the corner. This was also the year that we purchased our first Trumpf system.

A year later we were presented with the opportunity of purchasing what would have been the the only UK built system. We decided to go with a British manufacturer because they had an excellent reputation in building machine tools - and they were British. However, they had not, previously, built a laser cutting system. Six months after the (three times extended) delivery promise was missed, and it became obvious that we were some way from getting a viable machine, we were forced to cancel the order (thank goodness we put safeguards into the contract). It is a shame that a British manufacturer was not able to come up with the goods, but we felt it important to give them a chance.

Within two weeks of cancellation a new Trumpf system was being installed and we have only ever used Trumpf since. 

In 1999 we met Bob Hawkins, a local quality consultant. Bob installed our quality system and we got accreditation later that year. Bob has been retained ever since and has successfully taken us through many accreditation procedures since.

In 2002 we were on the move again. After over two years fighting with bureaucracy to buy a piece of land ( a piece of land that public money had paid to reclaim for job creation) we managed to sign the contract and within nine months we were in our new home, and that is where we are now.

I said earlier that there have been great times and dark times and I guess that one of the greatest challenges we have faced has been the crash that happened in 2008. We were not alone, of course, it was a difficult time for most businesses and were are still not entirely clear of it. However, things are improving and, with a bit of luck we have seen the worst of it.

So, twenty years of excitement, tragedy and joy and many, many great relationships formed and we sit here ready to take on the next twenty five.

To all of our employees, past and present, to our many thousands of customers, to our suppliers and to all of the countless friends in the 'laser world' I say thank you. It's been a great ride and it wouldn't have happened without you.


Milestone approaching for Cannock laser cutter

14/11/2014

 

It seems hardly credible but at the end of this year Laser Process will have been providing laser cutting services to UK manufacturers for twenty-five years.

1990 was the year when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, the US and UK invaded Iraq, Nelson Mandela was released from prison and the UK was battling with Poll tax rioters. Quite an eventful year – all this and Laser Process too.

Ever since day one we have been a leading company in the industry and have grown to be one of the biggest. In 1995 we were a founding member of the Association of Industrial Laser Users (AILU) and in 1999 we became accredited to BS 9001 for quality management.

We have always taken our customer relationships seriously, to the extent where we class our customers as our friends and our commitment is to ensure that we do all we can to help them flourish. We have many customers who have been with us since we began.

Technology has progressed substantially over the years and Laser Process has always invested in the latest machinery to ensure that we are able to offer the best possible service to our customers. Compared to the machines available when we started, those of today are bigger, more powerful and faster and the cut quality is better.

Over the years we have added processes to compliment laser cutting. Many years ago we introduced pressbrakes in order that we could supply our customers with plates that were bent after cutting, saving them from having to find a second supplier to complete their requirements. Since that time we have introduced a vertical machining centre to offer drilling and milling operations. We now also offer welding and assembly services.

We are often asked what our main customer type is – and this is a very difficult question to answer. We can, and do, supply anyone who has a requirement for steel or aluminium profiles in whatever industry they are related to. One of our biggest contracts was to supply over two hundred and fifty steel statues to a national charity – not a source of work that would readily spring to mind.

As for the future we will continue to offer an industry leading service to our customers. We will continue to purchase the best and most technically advanced machinery and we will continue to place ourselves in a position to take advantage of any opportunities that may occur. We seem to be in a situation where there is a significant improvement in manufacturing since the crash of 2008. and there is a promise of substantial investment in infrastructure, particularly in rail and we are there to take advantage of it.

If you have laser cutting requirements please contact our sales team where a dedicated team member will be waiting to look after you.


Christmas Givaway

06/11/2014

Laser Process has a promotion this month whereby each order of £1000 or more earns an entry into a draw for a Waitrose Hamper.

The draw will take place early next month and the prize will be delivered before Christmas.

See image for details;


All change at Laser Process

03/11/2014

It's a big day at Laser Process - almost like musical chairs - with the music being a fanfare.

  • Craig Dermody officially takes up his duties as Eastern region sales engineer after more than six years in the sales office.
  • Marcus Beavion-Hughes takes his extensive engineering experience to estimating.
  • Tom Lindsey becomes workshop manager after more than seven years in the CAD office.
  • Brian Chatting becomes a permanent member of our CAD team after having spent some time working part time as a freelance.

We wish them all well in their new positions and we are confident they will help maintain Laser Process' position as a leading company in its field 


New sales engineer for Eastern region

31/10/2014

We are pleased to announce that Craig Dermody, who has been with Laser Process for more than six years, has been appointed as the field sales engineer for the Eastern region. Craig takes over from Derek Payne and is keen to expand the area and to introduce many more customers to the Laser Process brand.

Craig will, today, be completing his training with Pareto Law and is looking forward to being 'let loose' next week.

We all wish Craig good  luck and are confident that the move is going to be a good one for all of us.


Milestone approaching for Cannock laser cutter

23/10/2014

The following article is to be published by the Express and Star

It seems hardly credible but at the end of this year Laser Process will have been providing laser cutting services to UK manufacturers for twenty-five years.

1990 was the year when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, the US and UK invaded Iraq, Nelson Mandela was released from prison and the UK was battling with Poll tax rioters. Quite an eventful year – all this and Laser Process too.

Ever since day one we have been a leading company in the industry and have grown to be one of the biggest. In 1995 we were a founding member of the Association of Industrial Laser Users (AILU) and in 1999 we became accredited to BS 9001 for quality management.

We have always taken our customer relationships seriously, to the extent where we class our customers as our friends and our commitment is to ensure that we do all we can to help them flourish. We have many customers who have been with us since we began.

Technology has progressed substantially over the years and Laser Process has always invested in the latest machinery to ensure that we are able to offer the best possible service to our customers. Compared to the machines available when we started, those of today are bigger, more powerful and faster and the cut quality is better.

Over the years we have added processes to compliment laser cutting. Many years ago we introduced pressbrakes in order that we could supply our customers with plates that were bent after cutting, saving them from having to find a second supplier to complete their requirements. Since that time we have introduced a vertical machining centre to offer drilling and milling operations. We now also offer welding and assembly services.

We are often asked what our main customer type is – and this is a very difficult question to answer. We can, and do, supply anyone who has a requirement for steel or aluminium profiles in whatever industry they are related to. One of our biggest contracts was to supply over two hundred and fifty steel statues to a national charity – not a source of work that would readily spring to mind.

As for the future we will continue to offer an industry leading service to our customers. We will continue to purchase the best and most technically advanced machinery and we will continue to place ourselves in a position to take advantage of any opportunities that may occur. We seem to be in a situation where there is a significant improvement in manufacturing since the crash of 2008. and there is a promise of substantial investment in infrastructure, particularly in rail and we are there to take advantage of it.

If you have laser cutting requirements please contact our sales team where a dedicated team member will be waiting to look after you.


Macmillan Coffe Morning

26/09/2014

A follow up from yesterday.

Laser Process staff raised a fantastic £113 from our Macmillan Coffee morning