Having a laser cutter on-site has revamped our prototyping workflow by allowing us to iterate faster than we could with a 3-D printer or laser cutting vendor. It has also allowed us to offload internal prototyping onto two machines rather than one, especially with geometries not requiring the extra-axis afforded by 3-D printing. Apart from prototyping on client projects, the laser cutter has reinvigorated personal projects at Mindtribe.
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