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Laser Engraving
Whether you are a laser pro or novice, there is always something new to learn about laser engraving. Whether it’s expanding your core market; adding new products like signage, gifts, or rubber stamps; or learning new techniques; these articles will help you maximize the productivity and profitability of your laser engraver. The complete library of articles is a benefit of membership. Not a member? Check out articles marked with an asterisk (*) to view a sample of this valuable member benefit.

Achieving a perfect, polished, laser-cut acrylic edge can be a challenging task for even the most advanced laser users because there are number of variables involved. You must use a high-quality acrylic appropriate for your application; determine the correct power, speed, and frequency settings; and select a suitable lens and table configuration, just to name a few. Below is a how-to guide to help any laser user achieve a flame-polished edge when laser cutting acrylic.
Engraving, etching, and cutting with a CO2 laser system is simple and fast. These versatile machines excel at engraving wood, glass, acrylic, specialty plastics, and many textiles.
We all know CO2 laser systems can be used to create remarkable projects. The technology’s versatility in engraving small, intricate patterns with accuracy continues to amaze me every day when I’m producing projects. As amazing as the CO2 laser is, it produces monochrome results. The laser cuts, etches, and engraves, but it cannot add color.
Rubber stamp manufacturers increasingly are turning to laser engraving to boost efficiency and remain competitive.
For awards and personalization retailers looking to expand their customer base, engravable plastics offer a world of creative possibilities. Already armed with rotary and laser engravers, retailers today are using plastics to create custom signage, awards, name badges, desk plates, and even electronic control panels, to name a few products.
Becoming a laser job shop doesn’t just add customers; it benefits your reputation and helps to grow your business. It doesn’t require new skills or equipment because engraving a trophy plate isn’t that different from engraving a barcode on an industrial tool.
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