Yearly Archives: 2017

Using Laser Engraving Machines Safely

Posted on March 31, 2017 at 10:02 pm

Engraving machines often make use of high powered lasers in order to create intricate and precise designs. While these laser engravers are precise and accurate, they can also be dangerous machines to use, requiring the right level of protection to be used safely.

A common way of protecting those around a laser engraver is by using a laser safety viewing window. These provide a solid wall in close proximity to the laser, but are also made from transparent materials, allowing the laser to be viewed if necessary.

Viewing windows like these are especially useful for design or manufacturing work, which require visibility of the laser as it is being used. They are available in several different materials, each of which are suitable for various applications.

Opaque laser protective barriers are also available but are recommended more for automated laser applications such as production lines and manufacture.

 

Posted in Engraving, Engraving Technology, Laser Technology

Creating Signage For Those Who Are Visually Impared

Posted on February 28, 2017 at 7:15 pm

There have been many technological advancements over recent years, that have made the creation of signage for those who are visually impaired a much easier process. This is due to the use of automated marking devices that are connected to transcription software, making the process much smoother.

Signage for visually impaired people takes the form of signs that have tactile designs and/or braille text that be felt by hand. They are commonly used outside restrooms and public recreational facilities.

Transcription software is especially useful when creating braille signs as the software makes use of automatic translation features. Braille is not a universal language, each country has its own version which needs to be accounted for when creating the signs.

Wood, metal or plastic materials are often used for tactile signage. The materials used are sanded down and made soft to touch, so they can be safely felt by hand.

Posted in Engraving Technology, Manufacturing

Compact And Convenient – Desktop Laser Marking Systems

Posted on January 23, 2017 at 6:29 pm

Desktop laser marking systems are used to create highly accurate and clean laser etchings using a laser mark-making system, which is contained in a smaller, desktop sized package.

The individual quality of each system depends largely on the laser technology used, examples of high quality lasers include MOPA Fiber Laser or Nd:YAG. But the actual laser that is used depends on the quality and cost of the system itself.

Laser marking systems like these are often trolley mounted, adding to the mobility and convenience a system of this size brings. They are operated manually and used for a variety of different engraving tasks. This makes them suitable for various working environments, such as jewelry shops, hygiene centric scenarios, medical equipment manufacture and food packaging.

Compact systems are often cheaper than larger models, making them perfect for smaller businesses or individual professionals. They are often PC compatible, which allows for a wide range of features to be added.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Laser Technology, Manufacturing

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