Laser Engraving Process

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Laser Engraving is a well established process in heavy industry for marking and engraving tools, assets, products and many more. But it has only recently been adopted by start up business’ as a service to an end user and the general public. Laser engraving is a process which uses laser technology to engrave, cut or mark materials, using an intense beam of laser light.

Traditionally, engraving was performed using a rotating cutter, which would score the surface of the material in order to create a surface mark. These types of engraving machines were typically precise to a 0.5 – 1mm accuracy range and the finest mark possible was limited to the size of the rotating cutter. The smaller the cutter, the slower the machine has to move, to prevent damage to the work piece and cutter. This is where laser engraving excels; The laser engraving machine does not physically touch the work piece, therefore the machine can work much quicker and truly be a consumable free machine.

Benefits to Laser Engraving

Laser Engraving has allowed for many more materials to be processed than has ever been before. A typical Flexx laser would easily mark, cut or engrave materials like, Steel, Gold Aluminium, Brass, Wood, Paper, Cardboard, Foam, Coated Metals, Stone and many more. The fact that the lasering process does not physically touch the product, allows for small intricate products like Paper, Mylar, Stainless Steel Shims, Trolase thins and more to be processed very quickly and precisely without damaging the material.