We are Makers Of Custom Products

Welcome to The Altered State website.  We are a leading manufacturer based on the East Coast of Scotland.  We specialise in Laser Cutting and Laser Engraving.

We utilise digital technology combined with woodworking and fabrication techniques to turn your idea in to a custom product or to personalise your existing product.  We design and make new products or modify existing items to personalise, add value and desirability.

We make 1 offs and production runs in their 1000’s.  We make it your way and your quantity!

The range of services we offer include laser cutting, laser engraving and a CNC service. from our base in Angus near Dundee where we supply clients both individuals and businesses locally, nationally and internationally with high quality products, service and design.

For businesses, our focus is to reduce time-to-market, eliminate minimum orders, provide fast prototyping and model making, scalable production, design and manufacturing.

For individuals, we can provide a one off service including design through to final product.

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What We Do

Laser Cutting

offers a highly accurate wide array of opportunities and possibilities to makers, students, entrepreneurs, businesses and the individuals.

Laser Cutting

Click to see ideas of what you can create using laser cutting and what material can be laser cut.
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Laser Engraving

The speed, precision and versatility enables fast and cost effective production of personalised items.

Laser Engraving

The Altered State's laser can take your design graphic from the software program of your choice and engrave it directly on the material of your choice in the laser.
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CNC Routing

Repeatable cutting to reduce waste and increase productivity.

CNC Routing

Our service will let you turn your idea in to a custom product.
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Your item, your way. Made or modified to your specification.


With a wide range of equipment and tools at our disposal, we can turn your idea in to a bespoke product.
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We can turn your scribbles (including digital ones) in to usable files that can run on our equipment.


Our designers can convert, redraw or draw from new your ideas in vector form.
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Wood Working

We incorporate digital tools with traditional wood working techniques.

Wood Working

Our service will let you turn your idea in to a custom product.
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Small Volume Manufacturing

We make 1 offs and production runs in their 1000's.

Small Volume Manufacturing

Whether model making, prototyping or needing a one off gift, we have no minimum order quantity. You can order 1 off to get started or as many as you require.
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Give your item a new use or new look.


Our service will let you turn your idea in to a custom product.
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Who We Work With

At The Altered State we are proud to work with hundreds of individuals, small local businesses, large national businesses and international clients too. They rely on us for our expertise to help them move from concept to final product, provide material and process guidance as well as economise the project.

We’d like to work with you too.

How It Works!


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Get in touch and tell us about your idea.  This can be a sketch, a look book, images or ready to go vector files.

If you don’t have these, then get in touch and we can hep you create them.


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We shall work with you to finalise your design. 

Consult on what materials to choose . 

Help prepare your design files and get everything ready to allow us to produce your item.

Make It

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Once the artwork and material is approved, we’ll get making.  

You can collect, we can ship to you or we can drop ship to your customer.

With no minimum order size you can order what you need only when you need it.  There is no need to keep stock this way so less waste.

The Benefits of Laser Cutting & Laser Engraving

Multi Process

Cut, kiss cut, engrave, mark, etch

Material options

We are able to work with a huge range of materials 

Non Contact

No physical touch means the process is non abrasive


Consistent quality from 1 off to 1000’s 

No Setup

Fast changeover means no set up time from part to part

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How To Find Us

Give us a call or email us to discuss your next project!
You can give us a call on:
07769 710 948
Feel free to send us an email at:
Pop by to see us at:
1 Silport Place Carnoustie, Angus, DD7 7JU
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