What is Laser Engraving?

What is Laser Engraving?

Laser engraving, and Laser marking, is the practice of using a laser machine to engrave or mark an object.

Our machines use a focused CO2 laser to engrave text logos and even photographs onto a variety of materials. In simple terms the laser beam removes smalls levels material content from the surface of the material in an extremely controlled and precise manner.

What Are the Advantages of Laser Engraving?
Laser engraving is a non-contact process. This simply means that the process is automated with no physical input from the engraver onto the material used. The machinery could be seen to be be similar to a common printer whereby text, photos and other can be transported from a file on a computer screen to the surface of the desired material. The art in laser engraving is not really the machine but the artist who controls the software controlling the machine.

What Does Laser Cutting Mean?

Laser cutting is where the laser beam focuses on the material and with the mixture of intensity and speed is able to cut through a number of materials (for example wooden sheets and plastic). The ability to cut through a material is limited to the intensity of the laser beam. Our machines can accurately cut up to 6 mm making our services great for signage or prototypes.

What Are The Advantages of Laser Cutting?

Cutting material with a laser provides the benefits of flexible in the material that can processed. The results are consistent and can be done with relative ease and speed.

What Does Laser Marking Mean?

Engraving and marking are often a term used interchangeably however there is a slight difference in the two. With engraving the surface of a material is taken away whilst with marking there is no actual material interaction and with the example of stainless steel a chemical compound is sprayed on the material causing a chemical reaction which binds to the material causing a permanent mark on the material.

What Are the Advantages of Laser Marking?

The main advantage of using a laser machine the ability to create very detailed images of extremely high quality. There is no clamping required and the marking process typically does not create much debris.

What Material Can I Process?

At Acetoys.eu we can engraving on many materials such as

  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • Wood
  • Anodised Aluminium
  • Leather
  • Stone/ Paper

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