Canton, Michigan-based laser engraver and cutter manufacturer Trotec Laser is teaming up with MTRL Design to co-sponsor a community event in Omaha, Nebraska on Thursday, May 21.
The event will feature the Detroit-area Construct A Truck USA’s Mobile Assembly Line. Trotec Lasers are used to pre-cut the materials that go into the Construct A Truck USA kit.
Participants at the event will be able to build a Ford Model B truck on the assembly line in similar fashion to the way it was constructed at the Ford Highland Park plant near Detroit in 1913. The assembly line is set up in a custom-built 1966 Airstream trailer. Starting with the rolling chassis, kids and adults will roll down the line, hitting nine more workstations. Once assembled, the trucks are 24 inches long, 7 inches wide and 11 inches tall with 5-inch diameter wheels.
The cost of participating will be $60, and take-home kits will be available for $20.
The event is a way to show one of the fun and educational ways that Trotec Lasers are used. Company representatives will be on hand to demonstrate other ways the lasers are used.
Omaha will be the last stop on the multi-city journey across the U.S. for Trotec and Construct A Truck USA.
Being held from 3 to 8 p.m. on May 21 at MTRL Design in Omaha, 1111 N. 113th St., the outdoor event will also feature food trucks and live entertainment.