Personalised engravings, individual gifts, aphorisms and giveaways for trade fairs and events – engraving objects is very much on trend. Whereas in the past you had to work with scratch or etch engraving or a CNC engraving machine, today a modern laser engraving machine offers significantly more possibilities. In contrast to classic engraving machines, it doesn’t remove paint or damage the material. Thanks to the exact alignment, the results impress with a well-designed display and maximum precision.
An engraving machine is a special, stable milling machine used for embossing, engraving or milling plastic, aluminium, brass or wood. Processing steel, stainless steel or stone is not usually possible in the long term with this technology. With hard materials like this, the threaded nuts are subject to too high a load, meaning that expensive tools would have to be purchased on an ongoing basis. With a laser engraving machine, on the other hand, there are no limits to the inscriptions and materials you can use. Metals and a wide variety of types of stone can be marked without any problems using your JustLaser. High-quality results – even for the creation of the smallest patterns – and high throughput speeds are a matter of course. Investment in a JustLaser laser machine quickly pays for itself thanks to the efficiency of this technology.
A CNC engraving machine is numerically controlled by a computer (computerised numerical control). The datasets are entered digitally and forwarded to the engraving system. The device moves along the item to be processed and uses the tool attached to the engraving machine to ablate the material accordingly. The symbols, letters or codes to be produced are milled or scored into the material. A laser engraving machine, on the other hand, does this significantly more gently and without touching the item at all: the high-energy laser produces the engraving on the item precisely and cleanly. Almost any material can be processed in this way.
Engraving machines require regular maintenance. Depending on the material from which the workpiece is made, it may be necessary to buy additional tools and to replace them after they are worn. Depending on the intended purpose, gravers and scoring tools like diamond tips may be needed. With a laser engraving machine, on the other hand, you can start working right from the first day. As you don’t need any additional tools, our JustLaser laser machines are practically maintenance-free.
Anyone working with a conventional engraving machine also needs to consider purchasing an extractor. Material ablation results in increased dust formation. This can have a negative on the results as the dust changes the depth of the engraving and the engraving produced may not be clean as a result. There is also the risk that abrasive materials may adhere to the mechanical components of the engraving machine. This will also have a negative impact on the engraving. If you buy a JustLaser Laser Engraver, you don’t need to worry about this. That’s because lasers explosively vaporise the material, meaning that no dust or chips are formed. Your employees will not be held up by cleaning up chips. This also means that workspaces are kept as clean as the perfectly-formed engraving.