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Markets

Hobarts is active in a number of different markets and here are details of some.

Architecture & Modelmaking

Hobarts work with a number of international leading architectural practices and architectural model-makers. Our lasers are the industry standard and are used in firms throughout the world. Our materials division is increasing its market share to this sector supplying a wide range of laser-friendly materials.

Arts, crafts & hobbies

The versatility of our lasers and laser-friendly products lend themselves to uses in a variety of businesses. Here are some of the products produced with them: Tracks for model railways, furniture for dolls houses, rubber stamps for scrapbooking, stencils, marquetry/parquetry and lots, lots more.

Education

Hobarts was the first company to see the opportunities in using lasers to teach design technology in schools. It is fair to say that it has revolutionised the teaching of D&T since the first machine was installed in 2002.

Our machines are now used in hundreds of schools, colleges and universities throughout the UK. They have proved to be the most reliable machines with probably the lowest cost of ownership in the sector. The longevity of our laser cartridges has been impressive with many lasting over 7 years.

Government

We have several installations in the government/defence sector including the Home Office Scientific Development Branch, the Atomic Weapons Establishment, Department of Naval Medicine and the United States Air Force.

Healthcare

Hobarts support many machines throughout the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Our lasers are used for many different applications and R&D projects with many producing revolutionary new products for the medical sector.

Industry

Our lasers have a reputation of being robustly built, industrial workhorses so it is not surprising that you will find them being used throughout industry in a variety of applications. Many work 18-24 hours a day so reliability is the key issue for many industrial customers.

Product Personalisation

Once confined mainly to the web, personalisation is increasingly becoming a factor in education, health care (i.e. personalized medicine), television, and in both "business to business" and "business to consumer" settings. If you can take an object and personalise it the value of the item increases dramatically. This is a fast expanding sector with lasers, metal engravers and sublimation being used to transfer images to a wide range of articles.