What is Laser Engraving
Laser Engraving (or Laser Etching) is a Subtractive Manufacturing method, that uses a laser beam to change the surface of an object.
This process is mostly used to create images on the material, that may be seen at eye level. To do so, the laser creates high heat that will vaporize the matter, thus exposing cavities that will form the final image. It is using the laser for marking the surface of an item.
How does it work?
This method is quick, as the material is removed with each pulse of the laser. The depth of the marks is controlled by the number of times the laser beam is passing on the material.
It can be used on almost any kind of metal, plastic, wood, leather or glass surface. You can get a lot of different engraved materials. Furthermore, it is more effective than traditional engraving for small objects, such as jewelry. There are also smaller chances to damage or deform the material. It can be used for many different applications, such as medical devices, fine art and so on.