Bex invests in fast, precise, laser cutting technology

As part of our drive for continuous improvement, we have recently upgraded our Laser Cutting and Engraving services by investing in a Trotec Speedy 400.

This new machine will help deliver increased accuracy, speed and capacity during the finishing phase of production.


At Bex, we are constantly looking for ways to excel in both productivity and quality of product. One of the ways we do this is by investing in the latest and most innovative machinery and our new Trotec Speedy 400 engraver and cutter is the fastest and most productive laser machine available. Manufactured using the highest quality components, minimal maintenance of the machine is required, providing the longest laser lifetime available in the market.

Why laser?

Precision when cutting or engraving materials is essential for all of the jobs that we produce at Bex Design and the Trotec Speedy 400 is capable of both cutting and engraving materials with speed and accuracy.

Laser cutting is a quick and highly accurate process which leaves a clean edge on the material (as opposed to a router which can leave a burred edge). The machine can easily handle acrylic, laminates, wood and plastics etc., making it extremely versatile.

Laser engraving is frequently used with laminated materials, for example when engraving a top layer which sits over a different coloured base layer that then shows through. Typical materials we engrave are wood, metal, glass and perspex.

Speed & Capacity

Trotec lasers are the fastest in the marketplace! By processing at a maximum speed of 3.55 m/sec and acceleration of 5g, the machine is designed to increase production efficiency. The large bed size of the Speedy 400 accommodates jobs of up to 1000 x 610mm, increasing our capacity and often eliminating the need to pre-cut materials.


A fantastic print job can be ruined during the finishing process, so ease of use and precision technology are both crucial in order to keep reject numbers low. With fast and precise autofocusing using Sonar Technologyâ„¢, the accuracy of cutting and engraving using the Trotec Speedy 400 is outstanding due to the perfect functionality of axis technology and laser software working in harmony.

Low to No Downtime

Thanks to the closed construction, the essential components of the machine are protected from dirt and dust. This is vital for Bex, as we strive to keep downtime to a minimum and can operate this machine with virtually zero maintenance or cleaning. This also results in lower cost of ownership for us!

In summary, this machine will deliver:
> great speed
> greater production capacity
> increased accuracy & precision
> less downtime

For further details and to view the Trotec product demo video, click here.