Laser engraving is a method of engraving an image on a product using a focused laser beam. Typically, this image has some depth (relief), and this is the main difference between laser engraving and laser marking. Laser engraving is often called the image itself, obtained on the product. As a rule, these are logos, inscriptions, some kind of ornament or drawing.
The advantages of laser engraving over other methods of engraving are:
- In the speed of the process, which significantly reduces its cost
- There is no direct contact of the tool with the material, which can allow engraving hard-to-reach and inconveniently located areas of the material
- The impact is on the minimum surface area (about 10-20 microns), which affects the accuracy of the engraving performed
- The engraving process is set and coordinated by the CNC, which makes it possible to almost eliminate defects in products and allows achieving positioning accuracy within the part
Equipment for Laser Engraving
Despite the wide variety of lasers on the market, there are 2 main types of laser engravers used in manufacturing processes:
- Gas - for engraving non-metals (acrylic, plastic, wood, glass, leather, chipboard, etc.) and for cutting any materials (more powerful lasers with a tube from 500 W are used for cutting metals).
- Solid-state and fiber - for engraving metals and non-metals (depending on the material, the required type of laser is selected).
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