Yearly Archives: 2017

Improve productivity and reliability by investing in a laser engraver for your business

Posted on December 20, 2017 at 4:31 pm

A laser engraver could prove to be a shrewd investment for your business. In the modern world, possessing a laser engraver can be a huge asset, but you do of course have to keep up with the latest technology to meet the needs of today’s business owners.

Below are just a few ways you can improve productivity and reliability by investing in a laser engraver for your business:

Versatile

Desktop laser engravers have a fiber laser source designed for marking a broad range of plastics as well as metals. With such a machine, you can work on lots of materials. Your clients will find your business reliable as they can get cuttings and engravings on most metals, plastic, stone, paper, glass, acrylic, textiles, leather, wood and MDF among many other materials.

The highly versatile machine enables you to expand your product offering, making a laser engraving investment one of the smartest decisions you can make in your business. You can create an extensive collection of shapes and intricate designs. Wouldn’t you want a machine that would do all of that?

Many customers can utilise the laser engraver. If your business produces personalised products like trophies, awards, or creates architectural models and other related jobs, you can use one single engraving system for hundreds of different jobs. Your clients may then find they can get most of the products they need from you. This makes you more dependable.

Highly User-Friendly

A laser engraver is ideal for anyone who’s ready to learn how to use it. This means that even amateurs can use the machine. When you decide to invest in a laser engraver machine, you’ll not waste time training your employees on how to use it. Less time will be used in training and familiarisation means more time spared for productivity. You will also find that the machine saves on manpower, which can be used elsewhere.

The Improved Quality

If there’s one thing clients treasure, it’s probably the quality in the products your business offers. The good news is that the laser engraver is the machine to gain clients’ confidence in your business through the production of enhanced quality products. More customers will find your business reliable since they can get high-quality products. More customers equal more profits and we all know you absolutely need that!

There are so many different reasons why you should buy a laser engraver, but if you genuinely feel that it will lead to increased profit and improve your line of products or services, then we say it’s an option worth pursuing. Not many businesses can say they have their very own laser engraving or cutting machine, so for you to be able to produce intricate shapes, patters or designs at the click of a button can be a huge advantage, and there’s no doubt that having such a machine can lead to more work.

Posted in Engraving, Engraving Technology, Laser Technology

A busy period for engravers

Posted on November 21, 2017 at 11:23 am

With the festive season drawing closer, more people are requesting personalised gifts for their loved ones, and this means a very busy period for professional engravers. Whether rings are being engraved, wine glasses, cutlery or gift boxes, there’s nothing that can’t be personalised. Engraving is a very nifty skill to have, but in terms of seasonality the build up the festive period is often the busiest. There’s also the commercial aspect, so companies requiring personalised gifts for their clients, and they may even be ordering 100 at a time too. We’re sure an engraver’s workplace is probably a bit like Santa’s factory in the build up to Christmas, but at the end of the day, you can only take on as much worse as you need or require. You have to have some downtime too, and make sure you finish up a few days before Christmas. Just let your clients know when your last day of work is so they can get their orders in early, and pair up with another factory should work demands be too big!

Posted in Engraving

Laser cutting put simply

Posted on October 15, 2017 at 10:39 am

Laser cutting is a way of cutting a specific design out of a variety of materials using a direct laser beam. The precise cutting of a laser beam is directed at the material and a clean edge is created as gas in also jetted in to clear away the debris.

The high quality finish and smooth edge is what gives a laser cutting machine its advantage over a general cutting machine, which uses more time, effort and energy. The Laser cutting machine means your business can have a larger production rate as items are cut quicker, while you also save on energy usage too.

A laser cutting machine is able to cut designs that have been programmed into a CAD (computer aided design), making complicated designs quick and easy, while still maintaining a quality finish. Another advantage of a laser cutting machine is the lowered chance of distortion that can come from cutting of materials, this is reduced due to the narrow direct laser beam used.

Posted in Laser Technology

Where to Find An Engraving Machine For Sale

Posted on September 10, 2017 at 12:20 pm

There are many types regarding an Engraving Machine for sale out there. There are also many purposes about engraving; you should consider this specific before you decide just what type of engraving utility you will go out to purchase or utilize. Engravers come in all shapes and sizes and are built too many different applications. Back in the old days, engravers would use handmade tools and many hours to carve into metal, stone, marble, glass, wood, and leather. These days both handmade and machine methods are used, and even though hand engraving is dying out, it still offers a much more personal and authentic touch than an engraver machine.

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Posted in Engraving, Engraving Technology

Important Uses of a Plasma Cutter – A Brief

Posted on August 14, 2017 at 1:46 pm

One of the latest technological developments in the field of metal cutting is the invention of plasma cutting. These plasma cutters are used to cut electrically conductive metals. Known that they are handy for cutting metals of different grades, these cutters proved to be an accurate and accurate tool with many advantages. Plasma cutting is a widely used technique for cutting metals, such as steel, using plasma properties. A plasma cutter, the tool used for this process, replaced the use of traditional torches due to some of the advantages it offers. As a result, there are many industries where plasma-based metal-cutting machines find some applications. (more…)

Posted in Engineering, Laser Technology

The Differences Between Laser Marking and Laser Engraving

Posted on July 31, 2017 at 5:10 pm

Laser marking and engraving processes are widely used by manufacturers and fabricators. These processes are used to mark an accurate design onto a material by altering its surface. However, there are several differences that separate laser marking and laser engraving techniques.

Laser Marking

Laser marking is carried out by moving a low-powered beam of light across a material. The beam is moved slowly, using a process called discolouration. This creates marks that stand out visually on the material, without disrupting it physically.

Laser Engraving

Laser engraving also creates designs by using a beam of light, however, it differs from laser marking in that the material is vaporised with each pulse of the beam. This means that the material is physically engraved, not just surface marked.

There are three main types of laser engraving: Etching, deep laser engraving and laser ablation. The difference between these are the materials that they can be used on and how much is removed in the engraving process.

Posted in Engraving, Engraving Technology

The Uses Of A Laser Cutting Tool

Posted on July 1, 2017 at 12:59 pm

Laser cutting is something that has taken the manufacturing world by storm. The technology has had a dramatic impact on the operations of many firms over some industries and looks set to stay for some time to come so here are some important things to remember about this revolutionary invention:

Go shopping for a Laser cutting machine on the internet, and you’ll find countless sites that stock modern machinery. Many of the sites specialise in die making equipment, and they claim their laser cutting machine is the best. It’s simple to fall for clever marketing ploys when you are shopping for a Laser cutting machine. You can fall the charms of a laser cutting machine simply by leafing through a glossy brochure and being seduced by the sales patter. There are certainly many pitfalls awaiting the unsuspecting buyer that is looking for laser cutting equipment. The trick is to find experts in the industry, a company that sells the latest laser equipment and has a range of automated solutions. The guys at laser cutting UK are a prime example. They have experience in the automation industry and offer their clients a full range of products. (more…)

Posted in Laser Technology

How To Prepare a Work Space Before Soldering

Posted on June 20, 2017 at 8:05 pm

Soldering is a process which joins two metal segments into one piece. It is done using a soldering torch and a softer metal as an adhesive. Before starting any soldering work, it’s crucial that the work space is prepared beforehand.

Organising a Work Space

Place tile on the surface you wish to work on, then place a fire brick on top of the tile. Next place the soldering torch and tools in a space around the tile. Make sure that any flammable items are cleared from the area, and if necessary use heat shields to protect exposed surfaces and other nearby items.

Sand and Clean The Metals

Put on protective gloves, goggles and an apron, then use sandpaper to smooth down the edges of the metals that are going to be joined. Be sure not to completely sand down the metals, as the bond will be stronger if the edges are slightly rough.

 

Posted in Manufacturing, Welcome

The Features of a Desktop Laser Engraver

Posted on May 27, 2017 at 4:28 pm

One of the best ways to make laser engravings is by using a compact desktop laser engraver. Desktop laser engravers are smaller versions of the free-standing machines and allow for smaller, high quality engravings to be made on a variety of different surfaces.

Desktop engravers are often used for both professional as well as personal use. They are recommended for beginners who are getting started in the craft of engraving as they are straightforward to use and easy to handle. The price tag of a desktop engraver is also at a good level for those looking to buy their first personal machine.

Desktop Laser Engravers often come equipped with a V4 control system which allows for one-click engraving settings to be used. They also come with a selection of stepper motors and are compatible with multiple types of control software.

Certain engravers also feature hidden fasteners which offer more free space around the sculpture area, which is especially useful for the handheld nature of a desktop machine.

Posted in Engraving, Engraving Technology

The Different Hand Tools Used For Manual Engraving

Posted on April 30, 2017 at 4:49 pm

Bezel Rollers

Bezel Rollers are used for stone settings. They are crafted from a soft metal, and fitted with a smooth wooden handle for ease of use. This tool allows engravers to push the metal of a setting over the stone, whilst avoiding damage to the stone itself.

Square End Pushers

This tool is a pusher with a flat square end. It’s made from a soft metal to help prevent damage to the surface of the engraving, and fitted with a wooden handle. These tools are most often used to push metal of a setting over a stone. They are best suited either to a ‘Rubover Setting’ or ‘Claw Setting’.

Burnishers

Burnishers are versatile tools that can be used for various different techniques. They can help create a shine and contrast to matte finishes by highlighting the edges of engravings. A curved burnisher is also often used to burnish over any errors an engraver may of made. This is done by pushing a small amount of metal into the scratched area, helping to disguise the mistake.

 

Posted in Engraving

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