Laser engraving allows brewery ale to shine

Nov. 11, 2013
Cutting Technologies has engraved bar top advertising in wooden beer pump clips to promote a microbrewery's wares in UK pubs.

Barnsley, UK - Cutting Technologies has created an eye-catching range of bar top advertising to promote a Halifax microbrewery's wares in hundreds of pubs throughout Yorkshire and Lancashire. Cutting Technologies worked with Angus Wood from the Stod Fold Brewing Company to create the wooden beer pump clips, precision engraved by laser.

Wood cut down the trees, which had to be removed as they were suffering from Ash dieback. "Ash holds its bark very well and has a good intricate cross-section, which is why we chose it," says Wood. "We cut them to shape at Stod Fold and sent them to Cutting Technologies for laser engraving with our design work."

Cutting Technologies' Jane Robinson said: "We can work with a very wide range of materials but we're really impressed with the finished effect of the wooden clips.

"The wood allowed us to engrave an intricate design, which has created a stunning effect, and the fact that Angus actually chopped down the trees himself has meant it's been a close-knit project between us and Stod Fold.

"The clips are 100% natural and environmentally friendly. They'll stand out from the row of usual plastic clips on a pub bar and it's nice to think we might spot our handicraft when we next have a pint."

Cutting Technologies has worked in wood before, engraving inspirational quotes from alumni, Nobel Prize winners and key figures associated with Manchester University on oak panels used to decorate a new, 24 million pound building.

Project architects Sheppard Robson researched laser companies across the world before discovering Cutting Technologies had the skills they needed.

____

Related: Laser cutting firm wins contract for cider brand pumps

____

(Image via Shutterstock)

About the Author

Industrial Laser Solutions Editors

We edited the content of this article, which was contributed by outside sources, to fit our style and substance requirements. (Editors Note: Industrial Laser Solutions has folded as a brand and is now part of Laser Focus World, effective in 2022.)

Sponsored Recommendations

Request a free Micro 3D Printed sample part

April 11, 2024
The best way to understand the part quality we can achieve is by seeing it first-hand. Request a free 3D printed high-precision sample part.

How to Tune Servo Systems: The Basics

April 10, 2024
Learn how to tune a servo system using frequency-based tools to meet system specifications by watching our webinar!

Motion Scan and Data Collection Methods for Electro-Optic System Testing

April 10, 2024
Learn how different scanning patterns and approaches can be used in measuring an electro-optic sensor performance, by reading our whitepaper here!

How Precision Motion Systems are Shaping the Future of Semiconductor Manufacturing

March 28, 2024
This article highlights the pivotal role precision motion systems play in supporting the latest semiconductor manufacturing trends.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Laser Focus World, create an account today!