Regretfully Just Add Sharks Ltd has closed at the end of September 2017. Over the last year Just Add Sharks Ltd has faced challenges with the vanillabox crowdfunded Open Source laser cutter project and with leads times from their suppliers. Demand for low cost laser cutters has outstriped the supply. Lack of timely supply causes delays and disappointments to customers. This is further exasperated by the drop and fluctuating value of pounds sterling. Just Add Sharks Ltd will honour all customers manufacturers warranties.

Customers should continue to email their requests for technical support, software support, spare parts and warranty enquiries to or using the contact form below.


It’s our sad news to announce that we did not successfully attract enough backers to go forward with further development and production of the vanillabox laser cutter. We’d like to thank all those who did back us (you’ve been emailed separately) and to everyone who has supported us through emails, tweets and interest during this project. As of right now, we are unsure what future the vanillabox has.

We will not be going into production before some serious reflection. However we will keep the mailing list running, as we feel sure you’d want to know if anything changes! It’s been a very interesting journey and we’ve learned a lot about people's expectations around what a desktop laser cutter should be. Thank you and all the best in your future lasering endeavours!

Team vanillabox

Dominic Morrow, Martin Raynsford , Ian Dickinson.

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VAT Number: 199319457