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Lasers and plastics in manufacturing.

Here at Object Syndicate we believe in rapid prototyping and low cost entry into experimental hardware. To achieve this we use a 40 watt CnC laser produced by Lihuiyu Studio Labs to mark and engrave the various product boxes we use for hardware. 

This allows for precision machining at any scale without having to worry about outsourcing such a critical component. We are able to decrease risk and increase reliability because of our in house tooling equipment.

While 3D printing has its merits, nothing beats subtractive manufacturing for cost and scale. We are able to shorten the hardware feedback cycle from days and weeks to minutes. 

The ability to take an off-the-shelf project box and turn it into a fully functional prototype is one of our biggest advantages. Once the functioning prototype is built we design custom PCBs and assemble a few units to test the design and calibrate any sensors. After we’re sure the sensors and design are sound we move to a limited production run of a few more devices.

Some early prototype designs for the Luciscan (shown above) were created using exactly these methods. 

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