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Laser Engraving: Everything you Need to Know

High precision, speed, and versatility this is how the Laser Engraving process impresses. Get all the details you need to know about our laser engraving.

Everything is made by hand in our Melbourne studio, allowing us to give a personal and high-quality service to small and large enterprises, individuals, students, and designers.

If you’re looking for a unique idea, this guide is perfect for your needs. Read on to check all laser engraving machine information.

How does Laser Engraving works?

Laser Engraving uses a high-powered laser beam to vaporize or melt a piece of the material’s surface in called a subtractive process. The substance’s color might vary or totally evaporate depending on the exposure period, leaving a hollow visible to the sight and touch. 

Laser engraving uses a customised or personalised product or object. We can engrave practically any pattern onto various engraving materials, including wood, plastic, acrylic, fabrics, glass, metal, and even food, using our laser engraving machines at Concept Laser Co.

How does a Laser Engraving Machine work?

Concept Laser Co Workroom - Engraving machines

A laser engraving machine has three major components: a laser, a controller, and a surface. The laser acts as a drawing tool, allowing the controller to trace patterns onto the surface with its emitting beam. 

The controller uses the direction, intensity, speed of movement, and spread of the laser beam aimed at the surface. The surface corresponds to the type of material on which the laser can act.

There are various types of laser marking systems, each of which works slightly differently. The best way to use the machine is to determine the material you’re working with and the application you’re using.

Concept Laser Co provides various resources to assist you in operating your machine and troubleshooting any issues, ranging from how-to videos to detailed documentation.

When using any laser marking machine, it is critical to adhere to all safety precautions. It is a relatively safe process due to various preventative measures, including safety enclosure options.

What Is the Best Laser Engraving Machine?

A Laser Engraving Machine has three types:

  1. X–Y Table
  2. Cylindrical Workpieces
  3. Both the Laser and Workpiece

X–Y Table

The X–Y table is the most common where the workpiece (surface) is usually stationary. The laser optics move around in two dimensions, directing the laser beam to draw vectors. The laser stays constant while the workpiece moves. The workpiece may move in one axis while the laser moves in the other.

Cylindrical Workpieces

The laser efficiently travels a fine helix while on-off laser pulsing provides the necessary raster picture in a second genre for Cylindrical Workpieces (or flat workpieces mounted around a cylinder).

Both the Laser and Workpiece

The laser and workpiece are both stationary, and Galvo mirrors move the laser beam across the workpiece surface. This technology allows laser engravers to work in either raster or vector mode.The point at which the laser beam makes contact with the surface should be on the focal plane of the laser’s optical system, so as the laser’s focal point. This point is usually small, perhaps less than a fraction of a millimeter (depending on the optical wavelength).

There are various engraving and laser cutting possibilities available. With such a wide range of prices, choosing the best machine isn’t easy. After all, even at the top of the pricing range, you can buy some excellent devices.

Concept Laser Co. is using the best equipment from Europe that will do the job and achieve the layout that you want. 

What’s the Difference Between Laser Etching and Laser Engraving?

Laser etching and laser engraving are frequently used interchangeably, but there are some significant differences. The depth of the mark is the primary distinction between these procedures. It’s common to think of engraving followed by deep engraving as the depth of the laser-etched mark grows.

For example, some post-processing operations, such as galvanizing, require a more profound mark to maintain quality and readability. Because several businesses demand specific marking depths to comply with regulatory norms.

How Fast Is Laser Etching?

Performing the Laser Etching, the laser heats and distorts the material’s tiny surface. Eventually, the laser-etched surface stretches and develops a texture. Laser etching produces black and white marks and is the most efficient method for permanently marking most types of materials. Etching is faster than engraving because it uses less energy from the laser beam.

How Much Does It Cost for Laser Engraving?

At Concept Laser Co, we charge a base rate of $3 per minute for laser time, with a setup fee of $25. 

We also charge $146 per hour for the design charge at the 15 minutes block.

 We offer cutting, engraving, marking, UV printing, and design services. You can send us your pre-made designs to be cut and returned to you, or you can speak with our designers in the studio who have backgrounds in industrial design and graphic design to help you create almost anything you want!

Is Laser Engraving Permanent?

Laser etching and engraving are both forms of laser marking. Laser etching produces black and white marks and is the most efficient method for permanently marking most materials. Because it requires less energy from the laser beam, etching is faster than engraving. However, Laser etching and engraving are similar in that they leave permanent marks on an object’s surface by removing material with a laser.

What Materials Can Be Engraved With a Laser?

We can process a wide range of materials with our combination of CO2 and Fibre lasers using various processes.

These are the materials we can handle.

  • Acrylic
  • Glass
  • Laminates
  • Leather
  • Metal
  • Paper
  • Plastics
  • Stone
  • Textiles
  • Solid Wood/Plywood

Visit our materials page to learn more about various materials. Contact us if you have a material that isn’t on our list that you’d like laser-cut, engraved, or marked!

How Do You Implement Laser Engraving?

Concept Laser Co. provides laser marking machines (for standard solutions) and OEM laser markers to execute laser etching inside and outside production lines (custom solutions with system integrators).

We understand that each project has unique requirements. We can assist you if you have any queries about how laser etching works. All you have to do is consult with our experts.

Find the Right and Highly Recommendable Laser Engraving Services at Concept Laser Co.

There are no one-size-fits-all marking solutions. Our team collaborates with you to find the optimum solution based on your application, material, goals, and operation. 

We take pleasure in our excellent precision and accurate depth of cut in every project that we do. We have the right tools and software to manage the cutting speed and power output.

Contact us today or visit our design studio to experience the Concept Laser Co. quality service.

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