What should you pay attention to when buying laser engraver?
How exactly does the laser work? Accuracy plays just as important a role with laser engraving machines with 20 W as it does with a laser engraver in the format because small objects such as pens are often to be decorated with lettering or a logo. The various manufacturers of laser engravers in gold and other designs indicate this under the term engraving accuracy, whereby the maximum deviations are shown here in mm.
Not all manufacturers provide information here, which you can always take as an indication that the deviations are somewhat higher. Other brands, on the other hand, confidently state that the deviations in engraving accuracy are around 0.01 mm, i.e. the laser engraving machines transfer the specifications very precisely and remain within the planned engraving area.
In what size can you work with laser engraving machines? Sometimes you can tell from the designation A5 laser machine or p7 laser machine how large the maximum engraving area is in practice. On the other hand, other devices state that you can use the laser engraver to engrave stainless steel or other materials in a specific format such as 150 x 150 mm or 80 x 80 mm. Your area of application should determine whether you frequently process small areas of aluminum with laser engraving machines or whether you want larger formats.
Can all laser engraving machines process any material? In the first step, with all materials apart from metal, you should make sure that the manufacturer also labels the devices as suitable for non-metallic materials. You have to find out in the detailed description whether glass or bamboo can be engraved with the respective device. Many machines fail on transparent materials such as clear plastic or glass. Lasers for metal must be much more powerful than those for transparent and non-metallic materials.
What do you have to consider when it comes to accessories and software? Most 40W laser engravers are compatible with Windows, although some devices can also be used with Apple. The focus is on Windows. You will rarely find open source solutions. The devices are connected to the computer with a cable so that laser engraving machines such as 3D printers can receive data. The software is often included, but we could not find a touchscreen on the engraving machine.
If you need the customer's logo, you can have it on a USB stick. Then open the software on the desktop and you can edit the file. If you have decided on a mobile laser engraving machine, you can also use it at markets or with customers.
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Laser engraving is a popular option that provides a permanent and legible marking on an object through etching, ablation, or deep laser engraving. It is similar to laser marking, but the resulting appearance differs due to the depth of laser penetration.
Laser engraving is commonly used to create permanent serial markings on substrates made of: Metal, Wood, Plastic, Leather.
Benefits Of Laser Engraving Over Traditional Processes
Compared to manual engraving:
Minimally Invasive: Laser engraving can be performed at a range of depths without any direct contact at all. Surface marks can even be done on stainless steel with no depth. Overall, lasers are less damaging than manual engraving and keep the substrate material’s physical integrity intact.
Precise: Lasers provide a level of control that’s impossible to achieve manually. Compared to hand-engraving, the process is swift, clean, and highly repeatable, with little room for human error.
Versatile: A single laser engraving machine can be used to create a host of different designs with only minimal calibration. They can also produce exceptionally complex patterns.
Affordable: On average, laser devices last longer than other engraving machines and require less maintenance, resulting in savings that can be passed along to the consumer.
Fast: Lasers can be programmed to render virtually any design in a matter of moments. Because the process is automated, it’s easy to scale production runs as needed according to demand.
Long-Lasting: Laser-engraved designs are permanent but can wear over time, depending on the substrate material that’s used. Soft metals, for example, may experience more signs of wear than hardwood. In general, however, laser-engraved designs tend to have a longer lifespan compared to other engraving methods.