Monday, September 24, 2018

FSL Newsletter 9/24/18


Welcome back to your favorite newsletter. This week we look at our new naming scheme and categories for the Pro-Series and MC’s Series. Also, as we look forward to cooler weather in the coming weeks some special events are in the works. So let’s get started!

The New Era of Pro-Series

Promotion and marketing for the new Pro-Series machines is in full swing! It is an exciting time for the company as our newly improved Pro-Series goes to market. The additions of a touch screen and RetinaEngrave 3.0 will further establish our growing world dominance in the ever-expanding laser industry. That said, with this “New Era” of Pro-Series laser cutters, we will be establishing a new naming scheme for Pro-Series machines going forward. We have simplified the names for easier customer recognition and have shifted some machines into new categories.Pro Series Touch Screen

To begin with, the Pro-Series now consists of the four core machines (previously called by their work area specs). These were: Pro-Series 20x12; Pro-Series 24x16+; Pro-Series 36x24; and Pro-Series 48x36. The new naming scheme now applies to Pro-Series machines that have the new LCD touch screen and RetinaEngrave 3.0.

***These machines are now called: PS20; PS24; PS36; and PS48.

***Older machines that do not have the new touch screen or RE3 will still be referred to by their previous names.PS48 Touchscreen Thin

Besides the new model names, we have reorganized the categories we place some machines into. You will note that the Dual Head is no longer part of the Pro-Series line. Instead it has been moved to the “MC” category. “MC” will no longer stand for “Metal Cutting”. Instead MC now stands for “Master Class”. The Master Class line includes all previous metal cutting lasers plus the Dual Head.Pro Series RE3 2

Please refer to the new Pro-Series line with the new designations listed above to avoid confusion and to create atmosphere of something new and exciting in our product line.

Just For Fun

The secret cabal known only as The Fun Committee is rumored to be planning exciting events for FSL employees. Anonymous sources claim there is already plans for October (although the Chili Cookoff has been cancelled). Your intrepid reporter will keep you informed when announcements are made. 

If You Clean It, They Will Come

Big shout out to everyone for taking pride in our facilities. The outside grounds have greatly reduced trash clutter and cigarette butts, and the break rooms are being kept clean and inviting. If we all continue to clean up after ourselves and occasionally pitch in on some group efforts, this will remain a place people want to be and take pride in.   

That's all for this week. Keep up the great work, everybody!



Congrats Brittian!  Another Pro-series sale in the books!  This one off to the local discovery center!!!



(from press release)

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., Sept. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- After its highly-anticipated debut last fall, the Dremel DigiLab Laser Cutter officially began shipping this past weekend.

Geared toward small business owners, the Dremel DigiLab Laser Cutter makes it easy to customize any project. As the first and only Underwriters Laboratories-certified laser cutter on the market, it is a safe and reliable option for users of all levels and backgrounds.

"The DigiLab Laser Cutter is designed to empower our Makers like never before," said Dremel President John Kavanagh. "It is truly built for those looking to personalize their work and streamline their business."

In addition to the smart diagnostics platform and automatic safety sensors, this newest Dremel DigiLab product features intuitive software that makes quick work of engraving a variety of materials including wood, acrylic, leather, glass and metal. Users can easily import designs and adjust settings to maximize material usage and manage projects. From there, the built-in camera allows users to convert original designs to files and add them to the Dremel material library for convenience and accessibility.

Backed by nearly nine decades of top-notch customer service, users can expect around-the-clock support with the Dremel DigiLab Laser Cutter. "Our focus on reliability, safety and ease of use is central to the design of the Laser Cutter," Kavanagh said. "After years of brainstorming, prototyping and testing, we're excited to get the newest addition to the DigiLab suite of products in our users' hands."

Dremel DigiLab Laser Cutter Main Features at a Glance:

  • Sealed 40W CO2 laser with an engraving area of 18.4" x 12" (467 mm x 304.8 mm) and maximum engraving height of 1.25" (32 mm)
  • Integrated software system enables high-speed performance and accessibility
  • Wi-Fi connectivity is ideal for multi-device makerspaces and businesses
  • LED touch screen lets users easily import and run jobs directly on machine
  • In-unit camera and auto-array feature allows for more precise printing and optimizes material usage
  • First Underwriters Laboratories-certified laser cutter outfitted with SMART sensors to detect issues and provide immediate solutions
  • Compact cooling and air assist system minimizes time and energy during set up
  • World-class customer support with the industry's best one-year warranty

"I'm really excited to get the DigiLab Laser Cutter into our studio," says Anna Warren, co-owner of Milwaukee-based leather crafting company Tactile Craftworks. "It's going to help us use our materials better, and I think it's going to help ramp up productivity and cut down on a lot of waste for us."

The Dremel DigiLab Laser Cutter is available now at select retailers and online (MSRP $5,999 USD). For more information about the Dremel DigiLab Laser Cutter and the entire DigiLab suite, visit

About Dremel 
Since inventing the high-speed rotary tool in 1934, the Dremel brand has been helping Makers with its full line of versatile, easy-to-use tool systems that deliver the perfect solution for almost any job. From our Dremel rotary tools, Multi-Max™ oscillating tools, Ultra-Saw™ and Saw-Max™ multi-saws, and Fortiflex™ flex shaft tool to the Idea Builder™ 3D printer, Makers have come to know and trust the brand to complete their projects. Combining compact size, ergonomic design, precision and versatility with a wide range of highly engineered accessories, Dremel tools can be used to accomplish numerous applications in a variety of materials.

Today, as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation in Mount Prospect, IL, Dremel celebrates 85 years in business and maintains its commitment to innovation and quality. Regardless of what the task may be, the Dremel brand is dedicated to empowering Makers through creativity, precision and project enjoyment.




This event has been cancelled, but not to worry!  Another event will be announced soon!!!.  Stay tuned for all the fun to come!!!!