OK, I do want to get to work on the fiber soon since the CO2 lasers are getting close. I’ve had a lot of questions about placing it there though. Nothing is ever ideal, but that’s a heavy dust situation, it’s near flammables, and we haven’t talked a lot about the stock delivery situation.
One thing that came up some time ago is the heavier metal stock like steel sheet gets delivered by trucks that require a truck-height bay. Or at least “greatly prefer” it. That would place it where Blue was, or retask coworking. The need for a functioning truck bay has come up repeatedly for general needs too, and that is going to become more important with growth. By that line of thinking, the coworking one doesn’t have access for moving deliveries in and out without redoing walls significantly, although we’re partway there with the changes that were just made. The one where Blue was, however, is more straightforward.
I don’t quite see the value in removing the loft. Of course it’s not well utilized now, but a lot of our space isn’t, but it’s got potential like any other space and it’s doubling what we have to work with. The fact that it adds walls to the bottom can be a significant plus for some applications, just not every application of course. One potential match-up being that it could be the protective barrier the fiber laser needs, but the measurements seem wider than ideal on the initial look.