It takes a lot to stand out in the world of car design, and nobody knows that more than the car companies themselves. That’s why, when unveiling a new concept car at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, Buick knew that they needed to bring something special to the table. So, with the help of the Vector & Raster team, they got to work on doing just that. The Buick Avenir was a collaboration between teams across North America and Australia, and Vector & Raster were tasked with using laser etching to add some finishing touches and detailing to this beautiful machine.
Buick required laser etching across many of the Avenir’s acrylic components. This included instrument panels, switches, the gear selector, and more. As these components were going into a vehicle, each laser etching had to be legible and visible without intruding on the sleek design methodology that went into every component of the car. So, once Buick had detailed exactly what they needed, we got to work on turning their vehicular vision into a reality.
Utilising the control and intricacy of our German-made laser machines, we began etching out the designs from our graphics software. Each acrylic panel and insert we were etching on was a unique one-off, which meant that there was no room for error as we only had one shot at each. This definitely put some extra pressure on us, especially because none of the pieces were flat, leaving us with a lot of contours and angles to take into consideration.
In the end, thanks to the skill of our team and our high-powered laser engraving software, these challenges didn’t stop us from creating a flawless finished product.
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"We worked with Tom at Vector & Raster Laser services to help us make an award for our cycling event. The finished product was not only exactly to spec and incredibly high quality but was delivered ahead of schedule. The price was very reasonable and his pre manufacture communications were clear and speedy, Would definitely use again and would highly recommend."
"Tom and his team went 'beyond the call' to fulfil our requirements for an art project - an usual cutting order which most other companies were unable to do for us. They delivered on time and on budget, despite some difficulties sourcing materials. Excellent customer service, very happy with the final product, would highly recommend!"
"I cannot speak highly enough of my experience with Tom from Vector & Raster Laser Services. I sent an enquiry out to 5 companies for a very small, urgent job and Tom was the only one to actually respond. Within a couple of hours he had responded and my order was ready within 48 hours. Excellent customer service and perfect product. We will definitely use Tom's services again. Thank you again."
"Great service! Strongly recommend. Very easy to work with. Easy to get a quote & advice. Helpful staff. I've experienced good clear communication. The pick up or shipping option is good. They have shown care when packing items for shipping. Vector & Raster Laser Services will supply material or let you supply your own, also very helpful option. Finished product has always been great quality. The staff have catered the service to my needs. Will continue to use Vector & Raster Laser Services."
"I have worked with a number of laser cutting businesses before I found Vector & Raster and I can confirm they are THE BEST. The success of my business is largely due to the expertise and quality that they continually deliver. I always have a plan B for everything in my business, just in case something goes wrong, but V&R are my plan A, B, C and D."
"Very happy with professional service received and beautiful custom house number designed exactly the way I wanted it and delivered to me safely and promptly."
"Very professional and provided exceptional service. The final product looked outstanding and the work was very much appreciated. Gave advice and direction on what would look best and they hit the mark."
"Highly recommend these guys. They know their stuff, they're professional and they consistently deliver in a timely fashion."
"After contacting Tom, and sorting out the detail required for my job to be completed, I got to work and sent him the four leather belts that had been made for my wedding. Thanks Tom for the time, effort, and suggestions that resulted in happy groomsmen and groom."
Vector & Raster have assisted me with a number of projects in the last couple of years. They have been completely professional in their approach and helped with with some very tight timelines. I highly recommend this business.
"Great Team at Vector & Raster Laser Service. Super helpful and very fast in creating and sending your product. Highly recommended!"
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"It was a pleasure to work with Tom on my recent project. We got a quick reply to our online quote request, which was very reasonable, and communication was always in a timely manner and helpful/friendly. I am so grateful to have found V&R Laser Services and would happily recommend them to anyone looking for laser cutting services. Thank you!"
"Fantastic service. Prompt response time, excellent design and when I needed another service turned around in 24-hours nothing was too much trouble."
"I have used Tom for several jobs now and have found everything about him and his service to be outstanding. His high level of professionalism extends across all facets of his business. I could not recommend him and his company any more highly."
“I have used Vector and Raster’s services many times and have only ever had positive experiences. Tom is efficient, responsive, professional and a pleasure to deal with. Nothing is too much trouble and they always get the job done right. Highly recommend this business!”
"Great service, got my logo drawn up quickly and cut and to my door a day later. Ordered a new one 8 months later with a simple email, a new one on the door step the following day. Wouldn’t use anyone else!"
"Tom did a beautiful job of etching my intricate line design into leather, and it came out looking even better and than I ever could have imagined! He also did it very quickly as I was under a lot of time constraint. Tom was friendly and easy to communicate with making the process less stressful. I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone looking to get this kind of work done."
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