We were approached by Theiss, John Holland and the Airport Link crew to produce some products for the grand opening of the new Brisbane Airport Link. One of the products we made was a Laser Cut and Laser Etched Stainless Steel Coaster for the opening night dinner event. The coasters were designed to represent the huge Tunnel Boring Machines (See pic below). These TBM were the first of their size to be used in Australia.
We did the Large Format Metal Laser Etching on large full sheets of Stainless Steel. The Laser Machine the comes back around and cuts each individual coaster out using the Metal Laser Cutting function. We then Laser Cut Felt discs to adhere to the bottom of the coasters to stop them from sliding around. We finished them of with a Hard Clear Resin Coating to give them extra shine and protection.
The finished product looked great. So much so, that they were getting stolen left, right and centre at the opening event.