What is Laser Etching?
Generally, the customers provided photo is scanned into a computer for sizing and conversion by a computerized program which creates an “etching image”. This program guides the laser, enabling it to reproduce the image in the chosen material. A special CO2 Laser then “burns” the image into stone, plastic, acrylic, marble, glass or just about any hard surface. Since each material has its own unique characteristics, which affect the look of the finished product, pre-process material selection is an important step. In general dark surfaces produce the best image. Some materials, such as Black Marble, have white veins or other color variations. These will still be present in the final etched product as they are part of the inherent nature of the product. At Wooten Metal, we think of them as “Nature’s fingerprints.” The application of special paints to the etched lines make various effects on lighter surfaces possible. Regardless of the medium being etched, the better the quality (resolutio
It’s using a powerful laser to burn images into something. The laser acts like an ink-jet printer, except that it uses tightly focused light instead of ink. The class 4 CO2 laser is powerful enough to vaporize plastics and coated metals at its focal point, but cannot penetrate or cause harm to your electronic gear.
Laser etching mostly refer to laser engraving on metals with the assitance of marking chemicals. As laser heats up the marking chemical, the image is fused onto metallic surface. We can laser etch any vector artworks with precision and intricate details. Laser etching can be done on both metals and non-metallic surfaces. Laser Alliance LLC can provide quick and easy ways to permanently mark various metals using laser energy to produce a high contrast, high resolutions mark. We can laser mark/etch stainless steel, carbide, chrome, brass, copper, pewter and untreated aluminum as well as several other metals. Coated or painted metals have always been easily engraved with our laser systems, provided there is a contrast in color between the outer and underneath colors Anodized aluminum products have always been a popular material for laser etching because the laser bleaches the pigment, giving it a nice contrasted mark, without interfering with the anodization process. Applications: • Compa
Laser etching is the process of using a laser beam to permanently cut an image or pattern into a hard material, such as glass, wood or metal. For large projects, the size, depth and location of the pattern is typically programmed into a computer that controls the laser. The strength of the laser is based on the material used and the level of heat required. This type of etching is typically found in a manufacturing setting. There are two types of lasers, hand-held and machine-operated. The hand-held units are used by a production technician to correct minor errors or quality issues with the product at the end of the work flow. Artisans or engravers who need to create a very precise work product can also use laser etching as a tool. The machine-operated unit is programmed to mass-produce a specific pattern, by etching it into the final material. Common uses of laser etching include circuit boards, engraving metal or carving hard plastic. Lasers are rarely used for wood, as they tend to l
Laser etching is a process that permanently etches images into granite, marble, slate, glass, wood and metals. This is achieved by using the newest graphic software in conjunction with the latest laser technology. The material oxidizes as the laser burns, with pinpoint accuracy, directly into the surface. The result is near photographic quality with the finest of details including very small lettering.