How it works is easy to understand. The laser will remove the surface or change the color of the surface by heating it. It can work with printing technology to show the progress made in the field.
While these laser engravers are largely the preserve of cash-rich companies, the price of laser cutting equipment has fallen sharply in recent years, making them readily accessible to start-up entrepreneurs and even home enthusiasts — a trend that's also emerging on a 3D printer.
Actual and Potential Commercial Uses of Laser Engravers
Whether you've already invested in a laser engraver or are considering doing so, here are some ideas that can help you get the most out of your machine and possibly profit.
Personalized gifts: Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries. . . the list goes on about the special days we should celebrate with our loved ones. If you've been struggling to find innovative gift ideas, a laser engraver can solve your woes. Laser cutters are capable of engraving on a wide variety of materials, which means you can give a completely personalized gift that includes everything from people's names to special messages and even images. Since the laser engraving machine is software driven, you just enter your design and leave the machine to perform its magic.
Engraved Phone Cases: With almost all of us owning a smartphone these days, what better gift than a custom phone case made of wood, plastic or even metal. Plus, the case is made of durable materials that help protect the phone from common accidents like bumps, dents, or cracked screens.
Laser Engraved Maps of Special Places: If you and your partner traveled to a special place, there's certainly no better way to mark the moment than to design and make a laser cut map. Because lasers can cut hard materials, your maps will be more durable and long-lasting than simple paper or card copies, giving you a lasting memory of the time you spent in that special location.
Using Laser Cutting on Existing Products: The beauty of laser etching is that it can be used for almost anything, so if your partner or loved one has a product they're particularly passionate about, why not personalize it with a custom message. For example, if your partner plays the violin, you can use a laser cutter to etch messages or symbols into the wooden case.
All of the above are business basics: if you already own a laser etcher and have learned to design and engrave, why not take advantage of those abilities and offer your skills on a business basis?