Laser Engraving

Laser Engraving & Cutting Services

Our newest investment is an industrial grade Ruida laser/cutter engraver. It was specially fabricated for our needs and consists of 3 axis movement plus rotary attachment, 80W laser tube, an industrial chiller, air and water pump. The main working area is 600 x 400 mm, although with opening on both sides engraving or cutting longer materials is relatively easy by feeding the media across. The rotary attachment allows round objects to be engraved, such as glasses, bottles etc. The marking of organic materials like wood is based on material carbonisation which produces darkening of the surface and marks with high contrast. Directly “burning” images on wood were some of the first uses of engraving lasers. The laser power required here is often less than 10 watts depending on the laser being used as most are different. Hardwoods like walnut, mahogany and maple produce good results. Softwoods can be judiciously engraved but tend to vaporize at less-consistent depths. Marking softwood requires the lowest power levels and enables the fastest cut speeds, while active cooling (e.g. a fan with sufficient airflow) inhibits ignition. Hard papers and fiberboard work well. Leathers though can be laser-engraved with a look very similar to hot-branding. Certain latex rubber compounds can be laser engraved; for example these can be used to fabricate inking-stamps. Can be used in denim, cotton, polyester blends, acrylic materials, accuracy of positioning 0,01 mm. We are selling these machines in Ireland, including accessories. Spare parts also available.