Founded in 1995 by Robert L. O'Brien Jr.,
OBI Laser Products is backed
with over 20 years of industrial experience. Mr. O'Brien
has been a technical consultant since 1983 providing services
to the then growing industrial PC market. He has developed
hundreds of industrial automation and control systems since that
OBI Laser Products provides Custom Laser
Production, Custom CNC Software and General Technical Consulting for
Industrial Automation or laser related research.
OBI owns and operates a 100 watt, CNC
Laser Machining Center which was designed and built by Mr. O'Brien.
The machine has a working envelope of 48" x 48" x 1.5". Sheets up to
144" have been indexed through the table. The laser is capable of
making clean cuts in hardwood and most plastics upto 3/8" thick.
Acrylic can be as much as 1" thick.
In 2002, OBI added a CNC router to handle
heavier materials. It has a working envelope of 45" x 65" x 6". This
machine has a Porter-Cable 7539 router (3.25 HP, 10,000 to 21,000
RPM). It has demonstrated cutting the scrollhead for the dulcimers
made by Folkcraft Intruments.