Category Archives: Engraving Technology

Types of laser engraving machines for small businesses

Laser engraving is a subset of the larger Laser marking. It involves using of laser light to create markings on the surface of an object. One of its key advantage is that there is no contact between surfaces when engraving is taking place hence reducing wear and tear. Of course there’s more to it than that. There are so many benefits a small business gains from owning a laser-engraving machine, but often it’s a case of improved work processes and heightened productivity.

By being able to engrave a huge rang of materials quickly and efficiently you can improve the products you’re currently making, speed up those processes and give employees more time to work on other important tasks. Having a device such as this will also feel like you’ve just hired a new member of staff, but one who doesn’t stop working. There is of course going to be maintenance tasks required every now and then and fuel replacements as well as power checks, but in most cases, when you have a state of the art engraver, not an awful lot will go wrong, so long as your team is highly trained.

The following are some types of laser engraving machines for small businesses.

1.) MOPHORN Laser Engraving Machine

This is a CO2 laser sealed tube type engraver. It’s works a bit like desktop laser engraving machines in many ways, as it’s suitable for engraving a variety of materials like ceramic, crystal, wood or even bamboo. It has a maximum speed of 1000mm/s. Its precision allows it to engrave sizes as less as 1mm. Very suitable for small business provide customized and personalized items.

2.) Orion Motor Tech Engraver

One of the best engraver machines in term of its user friendliness. Its fast and precise with speeds of up to 50mm/s. It works perfectly with wood but doesn’t engrave on metals. However, it can engrave on some treated metal. It can also engrave crystal and plastics.

3.) TEN HIGH Upgraded Engraver.

It is a Co2 type laser engraving machine. Can engage in processes like gift printing, leather engraving etc. Materials it is designed to engrave include plywood, crystals, PVC, density board among others. The engraver supports the red light positioning and adjustable laser light energy.

4.) QIILU 1500MW Engraving Printer

A very cheaply affordable engraver that can engrave wood, bamboo, leather, crystal and even paper. Good for engraving images, depth and even 3D gradient effect on soft materials. Offline operations are also possible when linked through Bluetooth and power bank energy supply. It also has the power cut memory.

5.) HAPPYBUY 80W Engraving Machine

Has a big engraving surface that guarantees you can work on both large and small projects. It has a high resolution of 1000DPI hence ensuring an output of very clear data. Through its advanced option it can provide shading and colouring on the engraved surface. Although it is large you can also control it through USB connection to your personal computer.



Laser Mark-Making On Medical Stainless Steel

Medical stainless steel is used in the manufacture of medical equipment. It has specific properties that are crucial in the creation these finely tuned tools.

During construction of the equipment the tools must be marked. Serial numbers and identification symbols are often applied to distinguish the tools. These markings are essential for the user of the tool to tell them apart.

However Its important not to tamper with the construction of the steel when marking the equipment. So In order to create highly accurate, clean and precise marks on a medical implement, a laser etching machine is used to create the markings that will distinguish the tools.

The laser used by the etching machine indents the surface of the steel just enough to create a non-erosive image, but not so much as to alter its properties. Allowing for the necessary markings to be made, without imposing on high-grade traits of the stainless steel.

Laser Engraving On Perishable Goods

Laser engraving is a versatile method of creating images and text on many different surfaces. With one such surface being on the skin of fruit.

Laser engraving offers a unique way of adding a logo, image or word directly onto the surface of an organic item. It is also a hygienic way of adding a logo to many perishable goods.

It’s not just fruit that can be engraved upon. Vegetables and seeds can also be worked on. Allowing many organic items to be given a logo or image.

It is important to bear in mind that as the laser engraved image is on the skin of the fruit it will wear down slowly over time. It is recommended that this method of engraving is done on items that have a relatively fast turnover of sales. This will decrease the appearance of wear on food items on display.


Laser Engraving Laser Types

The main thing that differentiates laser engraving machines is the type of laser they use. It’s crucial to make sure the laser you have in your machine is the right one for the right job.

CO2 Lasers

CO2 lasers are gas lasers based on a carbon dioxide gas mixture which is then electrically stimulated. Effective on non-metallic materials and on most plastics. CO2 Lasers have a great beam quality and are the most widely used type of laser when engraving.

Fiber Lasers

Fiber lasers generate a beam using the ‘seed laser’ and amplify it in  specially designed glass fibers which are supplied with energy via pump diodes. Highly suited for metal engraving and for high-contrast plastic markings. Maintenance-free and  an average operating lifetime of 25,000 hours make fiber lasers great for industrial use.

Crystal Lasers

Crystal lasers have the same wavelength as fiber lasers so are used for marking metals and plastics. Crystal lasers, however have expensive pump diodes which wear out after around 12,000 hours.



Waterjet Cutting Machine – How Does Liquid Cut

We all run the tap in the morning to brush our teeth and it can be baffling to understand how water can cut heavy duty materials like thick stainless steel. That said, these machines do exist but perhaps they do not quite work in the way you’d expect.

It’s not simple a water pistol that’s controlled by a computer, water could not effortlessly cut metals, no matter how small the jet is, yet water combined with abrasive garnet can. Water shoots down a nozzle, though a ruby or diamond, where it’s introduced to an abrasive garnet.

The formula then heads into a guard where it’s sent down to cut the metal and that’s it. Obviously a great deal of power is required to really give the machine some force, but the cutting method is as simple as that, and the nozzle can be controlled for thick or thin cuts.