Laser engraving – what is it and what does it do?
Lasers leave permanent, deep marks in the material by vaporizing it into fumes. Laser beams act as chisels, making marks on materials as they remove layers. By striking localized regions with enormous energy, lasers create high temperatures that lead to vaporization.
The purpose of this article is to explain laser engraving in detail and to help readers choose a laser engraving machine.
Are laser engravings better than laser etchings?
There are three factors to consider when choosing laser marking:
- Adaptable to harsh circumstances: able to cope with harsh circumstances
- Production bottlenecks are prevented by laser marking speeds
- It should be possible to mark the material with a method compatible with that material
Workpieces that are exposed to wear and surface treatment are typically engraved with laser technology. Aluminum and steel can be engraved with laser engraving machines (including anodized and diecast aluminum).
A high-readability 2D code is created with this process after post-processing. You can address traceability issues with shot blasting, electrocoating, and heat treatment.
Since laser etching is a high-speed, less ablation process, it is often preferred over engraving for highly resistant identifiers.
Solids are turned into gases by the process of gasification
With laser engraving, the surface of the material is sublimated, while laser etching melts the surface. Surfaces become gases without ever becoming liquids when they absorb enough energy.
Laser engraving systems producing sufficient energy must be able to reach the material’s vaporization temperature within milliseconds. Laser engravers can be quite powerful machines, given the high temperatures necessary for sublimation.
When these temperatures are reached, materials begin to vaporize. The surrounding environment and the lens should always be protected by fume extraction systems in laser systems. The price is often a factor considered by customers when buying laser engraving machines.
Using fiber lasers to engrave metals is ideal because their wavelength is compatible with metals.
Selling laser engraving machines
From the following list you can find a laser engraving machine that meets your needs:
- Additionally, we offer industrial lasers that you or an integrator can integrate with our OEM marking systems. Fiber lasers and CO2 lasers are both available.
- Find turnkey laser solutions on our page for integrated laser machines.
- The metal you will be marking can be found beneath the list of metals.
- Experts are the best people to ask for advice when in doubt.
Is it possible to produce engravings with high contrast and quality?
There are deep crevices left by laser engraving, which appear darker (engraving depth can reach 0.5mm).
Laser engraving allows for two types of contrast.
A contrast is created between the bare surface of the material and the marks engraved there. The method shouldn’t be used unless the bare material has a pale enough color to produce high contrast.
The second (and more elaborate) engraving method engraves both black and white marks, which gives it the appearance of having a higher level of contrast. The black marks are created by laser engraving and the white marks are created by laser etching.
Can laser engraving machines be purchased for a reasonable price?
Laser engraving machines are often chosen by customers based on price.
You can find a CO2 laser, for instance, in small cutters or engraving machines sized 300x500mm for $2999*2400, 900x600mm for $3899*4699, and 1300x900mm for $3699*5399. Larger and more powerful lasers are more expensive, as are more powerful lasers. If you need to engrave metal, fibre lasers are the best option.
Fibre lasers are more efficient and easier to use than CO2 lasers to process thin metal materials, which is important for the creation of the metal product manufacturing industry. A 20W laser marking laser costs $2950, a 30W laser costs $3500, and a 50W laser costs $5500. Steel, stainless steel, and iron can be processed with a 20W laser;
For example, if you are looking to leave a deep mark on your jewellery, a laser of 30W or higher will do the trick; if you are looking for a delicate print, a 50W laser will do the trick. Please feel free to request a free sample test so that you may ensure that the machine you purchase meets your needs. During this test, you will receive information that will help you make the best choice.
It is more important to focus on what benefits and profits you will reap from laser engraving machines or fibre laser systems than on how much money you will spend. Maintaining the quality and efficiency of the machine is inextricably linked to maintenance costs and its added value, such as its longer lifespan.
ATOMSTACK A5 Pro 40W Laser Engraver Master, Wood Engraving Machine, Eye Protection Fixed-Focus CNC, Desktop DIY Laser Engraving Cutting Machine, Cut Engraver for Metal Wood Vinyl Leather, 410x400mm
- ★【A5 Pro 40W laser engraver, New eye protection design】The laser protective cover plays a very good role in protecting your eyes, filtering 97% of the ultraviolet light, and you and the people around you do not need to wear goggles. You can also watch laser engraving. Reduce the cost of your goggles and the inconvenience of wearing goggles. Once you engrave something, you are so hooked.
- ★【Sturdy and easy-to-install structure design】The all-metal structure design makes the machine more robust and durable, while improving the accuracy of engraving. The whole structure is designed for quick installation, and the installation can be completed in 10-20 minutes.Precise scale lines axis, The large area is perfect for engraving any pattern, Laser engraving machine that beginners can use.
- ★【Ultra-Fine Compression, Upgraded high-performance fixed-focus laser】Engraving can be done without adjusting the focal length; laser power is 5W-5.5W, ultra-fine laser focal area is reduced to 0.23mm^2, high-density laser can easily cut 12mm thick wood, black acrylic; can directly engrave smooth stainless steel metal, ceramics.
- 【Extensive compatibility and widely Use:】The machine can be compatible with all kinds of mature engraving software, such as LaserGRBL(Free), LightBurn, also support MAc system (use LightBurn). It can be carved on wood, bamboo, cardboard, plastic, leather, PCB board, aluminum oxide, Metal(non-reflective plating and lacquer) ceramic, pebbles, and acrylic. Carve your own logo for the items you like, use your imagination to DIY, cut and assemble.
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Ruoclris Laser Engraving Machine C50 Mini Desktop Laser Engraver Machines Laser Cutter Laser Etcher APP Operation DIY Logo Design Support Android Win iOS System DIY Wood Paper Leather Food
- ▲【Wide application range】: carving: wood, ceramics, cardboard, cardboard, bamboo, leather, peel, fruit core, rubber, plastic, metal surface coating, cutting: goatskin, paper card, non-woven fabric, EVA, etc. Various materials can be DIY at any time. Can't engrave metal.
- ▲【Smart engraving】: There are four engraving modes for wireless Bluetooth controlled by smartphones: bitmap engraving, bitmap grayscale engraving, contour cutting, black and white image, grayscale image, and stamp. It has text editing, photos, photo albums, material libraries, erasers and manual resizing functions. Corresponding to JPG / BMP / DIB / ICO / CUR / PNG / G-code / SVG and other format files.
- ▲【Multi-system support】: The software and programs have been updated, and the Bluetooth connection problem may not match the marked location. Software and firmware updates are required. If you do not want to update, thank you for contacting us in advance. Support system: applicable to iOS 10.0 and above/Android 6.0 and above. Windows 7.0 or higher, Mac 10.14 and 10.14 or higher.
Usongshine Twotrees TT-2.5 Laser Engraver Machine Laser Cutter Engraving Machine DIY Laser Wood Engraver 300x400mm (7.5w Input Power& 2.5w Laser Power)（60% pre-Installed）
- Laser power: 2.5W, Machine input power : 7.5W. Replaceable laser module, can install other modules to get different laser power.
- TT-2.5 can engrave different material including wood, plastic, paper, bamboo, ox Horn, leather, sponge paper.
- 【Perfectly compatible system】Use LaserGRBL or LightBurn (It's the most popular paid carving software in the world, very easy to use). Supports Windows XP, 7, 8, 10(Use LaserGRBL), Mac OS, and Linux(Use LightBurn).
- The driver and nano on the motherboard are detachable, can be replaced by other chips or modules.Easy to assemble design,It only connect it to the computer, you can print any pictures your like.
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MathRose A5 Laser Engraver CNC 20W, Laser Engraving Cutting Machine 5000mw, Fixed-Focus Eye Protection DIY Laser Marking for Metal, Wood, Leather, Vinyl, 400x410mm
- ✅【New eye protection design】The laser protective cover perfectly protect your eyes,filter UV light for 97%. You and the people around can watch laser engraving without wearing goggles. Reduce the cost of your goggles and the inconvenience of wearing goggles, prevent pets and children from grabbing the laser spot.
- ✅【Solid and easy installation structure design】The full-metal structure design makes the machine more solid, and improves the accuracy of engraving. The entire engraving machine adopts a modular design, which is convenient for users to assemble,repair, and replace and update machine parts. And the assembly can generally be completed within 10-20 minutes.
- ✅【Upgraded high-performance fixed-focus laser】Powerful 5W laser Laser output, the fixed-focus laser no need to adjust the focus before engraving; the new laser focal spot is 50% smaller than other ordinary lasers, new laser combine precision engraving and high energy cutting at the same time. The laser power of the fixed-focus laser is more stable than the zoom laser.
- ✅【Wide compatibility & Precise scale lines axis】The laser engraving machine can be compatible with LaserGRBL (free, support Windows) or LightBurn (paid, support Windows, Mac OS and Linux). Engraving file format support: NC, DXF, BMP, JPG, PNG, etc.There are precise scale lines on the X-axis and Y-axis to facilitate quick length measurement. 410x400mm large area engraving interval can meet your various engraving needs.
- ✅【After-sales guarantee】We provide 30-day unreasonable return and 12-month free maintenance, replacement parts and technical support services. If you encounter any problems in use, please do not hesitate to contact our seller customer service, our professional after-sales engineer team will solve all problems for you.
ORTUR Laser Master 2 Pro-S2-LF Laser Engraver, Laser Engraving Cutting Machine, CNC Laser Cutter for Wood and Metal, Better for Cutting (with Air Assist Nozzle)
- 【Compressed Focal Spot】ORTUR Laser Master 2 PRO S2 LF engraver is high power and has a longer depth of field, so it’s good at engraving and better at cutting. It comes with the latest FAC laser technology for compressed laser point, the focal point is 0.17*0.25mm. Engraving area is 400*400mm. The optical power reaches 4500-5500mW. It can cleanly cut 6mm pine board in one pass .
- 【Easy Installation】Industrial grade full metal structure design makes ORTUR Laser Master 2 PRO S2 LF laser engraver more reliable and improves engraving accuracy. The entire engraving machine adopts a modular design, which is convenient for users to assemble, repair, and replace and update machine parts. And the assembly can generally be completed in about 15 minutes.
- 【Eye Protection】ORTUR Laser Master 2 PRO S2 LF laser engraving machine Adopts newly laser protective cover perfectly protect your eyes, a filter UV light for 98%. People around can watch laser engraving without wearing goggles. Reduce the cost of your goggles and the inconvenience of wearing goggles.
- 【Wide Compatibility】ORTUR Laser Master 2 Pro S2 LF engraving machine is compatible with various mature engraving software, such as LaserGRBL(Free), LightBurn(Paid). It supports Win 7 / Win 8 / XP / Win 10, and also support MAC system (LightBurn), engraving file format supports SVG/DXF/JPG/JPEG/PNG/BMP/TIF/CR2, etc.
- 【Quality and Assurance】We are ORTUR direct sales store, all laser engraver products are guaranteed to be authentic. We provide 30-day unreasonable return, 12-month warranty and technical support services. If you have any problems, please contact us, our professional after-sales engineer team will solve all problems for you.
Laser Engraver, befon Upgraded Laser Engraving Cutting Machine, Compressed Spot, 5W-6W Output Power, Eye Protection Fixed-Focus Engraver Machine, DIY Laser Marking, 16.14"x15.74" Engraving Area
$407.99 in stock
- Powerful Compressed Laser Spot: The Befon Upgraded 40W laser engraving machine adopts spot compression technology, which makes the light source more concentrated. The normal laser spot is 0.3mm x 0.5mm and the compressed point with us is 0.16mm x 0.19mm. Compared to conventional engraving machines, The high-density laser can easily cut 6mm thick wood and black acrylic; it can directly engrave smooth stainless steel metal and ceramics.
- New Eye Protection Design: Adopts newly laser protective cover perfectly protect your eyes, a filter UV light for 98%. You and the people around can watch laser engraving without wearing goggles. Reduce the cost of your goggles and the inconvenience of wearing goggles.
- Upgraded High-Performance Fixed-Focus Laser: No need to adjust the focus before engraving; the new laser focal spot is 50% smaller than other ordinary lasers, new laser combines precision engraving and high energy cutting at the same time. The laser power of the fixed-focus laser is more stable than the zoom laser. The new knob design allows you to adjust the distance without the aid of tools. It is more convenient and quick
- Wide Compatibility: The Befon Upgraded 40W laser machine can be compatible with various mature engraving software, such as LaserGRBL, LightBurn, support Win XP / Win 7 / Win 8 / XP / Win 10, and also support MAC system (LightBurn), engraving file format supports NC, BMP, JPG, PNG, DXF, etc.
- Newly Upgraded Package Content: Befon Upgraded 40W Laser Engraver adds Power Switch Cable to the previous package. You can turn on/off the device more conveniently without having to re-plug the power plug. A stainless steel Backing Plate is also presented to protect your table and workbench.
ORTUR Laser Master 2 ProS2-SF Laser Engraver, Laser Engraving Cutting Machine, DIY Laser Marking for Metal, Wood, Compresed Spot CNC, 32-bit Motherboard LaserGRBL(LightBurn), 400x400mm
- Ortur Laser Master=Ortur Laser Master 2ProS2-SF laser engraver has flame detection, emergency stop, etc., It is equipped with the latest OLM-MAXUP-V10 Motherboard and stronger system reliability, smooth engraving, faster engraving speed, higher accuracy, and more refined engraving products. LU2-4-SF Laser Module focal spot is 0.12x0.15mm. It's high power and has a compressed laser Spot, so it's good at cutting and better at engraving harder materials.
- Advanced Firmware=Ortur Laser 1.8 firmware, smarter, faster, higher precision and easier to use. Specialized Motherboard with 32Bits MCU. It could preprocess 32 instructions, support baud rate as high as 921600, more powerful! Qualified for ESP32 MCUs, optimizes the motion algorithm, and increases the maximum stepper motors speed from 4000mm/min to 10000mm/min.
- Wide Compatibility=Ortur laser master 2ProS2 laser engraver can be compatible with various mature engraving software, such as LaserGRBL, LightBurn, support Win XP / Win 7 / Win 8 / Win 10, and also support MAc and Linux system (LightBurn, need paid), engraving file format supports JPG, PNG, BMP, JPEG, SVG, ETC, etc.
- 5 Safety Protection=1. When the engraving machine is displaced or tilted, it will automatically stop the laser to prevent damage to the target from the laser. 2. When the engraving machine or computer crashes, the laser will stop working immediately to prevent continuous fire. 3. The engraving machine is turned on, but there is no movement for a long time, it will be protected, and the laser will be turned off automatically. 4. Flame Detector + Buzzer 5. Emergency Stop Button
- After-sales Guarantee=We only provide Amazon customers with the best quality and comprehensive pre-sales and after-sales services free maintenance, replacement parts and technical support services. If you encounter any problems in use, please do not hesitate to contact our seller customer service, our professional after-sales engineer team will solve all problems for you.
Reizer 20W Laser Engraver, Class 4 Fixed-Focus CNC Laser Engraving Machine with 32-bit Board for Wood, MDF, Stainless Steel, Leather Etching GRBL Control (15.75”x15.75” Large Engraving Area)
- The Reizer equips with a fixed-focus 20W laser with newly added light filter cover. The focusing distance is 30mm.
- It uses a new technology – Laser Beam Compression, which can achieve excellent performance in engraving delicate projects and details. It helps to improve the efficiency for cutting as well. It’s more stable and durable.
- The active working size is 40 x 40 cm (15.75 x 15.75 inches). Laser power range is S0-S1000.
- Reizer 20W cnc engraver is capable to etch and cut plywood, carboard, leather, MDF, stainless steel, coated metal surface etc.
- It is compatible with GRBL software such as Lasergrbl, and Lightburn etc. It supports windows XP/7/8/10 and Mac OS.
ATOMSTACK A5 Pro Laser Engraver, 40W Laser Engraving Cutting Machine for Wood, 5W-5.5W Output Power, Compressed Spot CNC Carving DIY Laser Master, Eye Protection Fixed-Focus, 400x410mm
- Ultra-Fine Compression & Upgraded Fixed-Focus: CNC laser engraving machine output power is 5.5W. The ultra-fine laser focus area is reduced to 0.23mm^2. Not only engrave but also cut1/2“ of the wood and acrylic; Without adjusting the focus when you engraving, The new laser can combine both precision engraving and high-energy cutting at the same time. The laser power of the fixed-focus laser is more stable than the zoom laser.
- New Eyes Protection Function: The laser engraver with laser protective cover perfectly protect your eyes, filter UV light for 95%. You and the people around can watch laser engraving without wearing goggles. Reduce the cost of your goggles and the inconvenience of wearing goggles.
- Precision Scale Line Axis: X-axis and Y-axis have precision scale lines, which is convenient for you to carry out quick length measurement. The 410x400mm large-area engraving interval can meet your various engraving needs.
- Extensive Compatibility: The machine can be compatible with various mature engraving software, such as LaserGRBL, LightBurn, support Windows XP/7/8/10(LaserGRBL), and also support Mac system (LightBurn), engraving file format support NC, BMP, JPG, PNG, DXF etc.
- Widely Use: The 40W laser cutting engraver can meet your daily needs, It can engrave on paper, bamboo, wood, plastic, leather PCB board, aluminum oxide, lacquered metal, etc. You can engrave your own logo for your favorite items.
Mini Laser Engraver, LaserPecker Pro Laser Machine Portable Laser Engraving Printer Home Desktop Etching Cutter with All In One Cases for DIY Logo Name Design, Art Craft Science, Wood Leather Food
- 【Wide Application】LaserPecker pro engraver with small & lightweight design engraves on a wide variety of materials, like Paper-board, Fabric, Wood, Leather, Felt,Cloth,Fruit and more. The Easy Etcher can widely be used in Engraving, Carving, Etching, Cutting etc. 【Note】Plastic : Painted the plastic with oil-based or whiteboard pen first to engrave then wipe the color off
- 【 In-App Editing & Preview Mode to Control Smartly & Work on nearly any surface and tiny objects】 In-App Editing Mode with many picture editing toors allow to create any patterns and words, modify the pictures or photos to engrave ; Preview Mode make users easily adjust the size, position, and the rotation angle of the pattern on the target surface by projecting a guide laser before engraving；This unique laser etcher can engrave on any surface or on tiny objects
- 【More Accurate Precision】LaserPecker Pro has 0.15mm accurate light spot and high quality 405nm blue-violet laser, making accurate precision engraving; NO limit on Engraving Height; Works with powerbank; Wirelessly bluethooth controlled by a smartphone; 10,000 + lifespan built for long-term usage; Engraving range: 10*10CM; File Formats: JPG / BMP /PNG /G-code , Photo/Vector both supported The most compact and easy-to-use laser engraver of its kind
- 【Cool Assessories can be Choosed 】 Auto-focusing Support Stand: The built-in sensors of the stand will measure the distance in seconds between the laser generator and the target and automatically adjust the height to make sure the focal point is the correct distance from the surface of the object; Magnetic Protective Shields: Protect your eyes and directly see laser movements in the progress of engraving without wearing protective glasses： Big Case : Take all accessories in one easily.
- 【Safe and Guarantee】LaserPecker Pro has built-in protections to ensure safe use: overheat shutdown, password lock, motion detection,goggles; Safe Certification: CE, FCC, FDA, RoHS，CDRH,IEC 60825-1 (Laser Class1)，IEC 60825-1 (Laser Class 4) ; 30 days free replacement parts ,1-year warranty, and full life customer service