Laser Engraving Eye Protection – read this before using the laser engraver

Laser Engraving Eye Protection

Laser engraving eye protection is an often overlooked and yet crucial safety precaution. Injuries from laser exposure can be pretty serious so you may want to be more careful. Irrespective of the laser machine you are operating, it is important to take the necessary precautions to avoid any preventable incidents. Is laser engraving eye protection … Read more

Can You Laser Etch Black Titanium?

laser etch titanium

Discovered in 1791 in Great Britain, Titanium was named after the Titans of Greek mythology presumably because of its unique robust and yet aesthetically appealing qualities. Its excellent thermal and mechanical properties make it useful for a number of applications in aerospace, sports, medical, and jewelry industries. As the use of titanium for aesthetic purposes … Read more

Laser Engraving Anodized Aluminum (+ settings, types, and benefits)

Laser engraving anodized aluminum

From kitchen utensils and window frames to beer kegs and industrial applications like airplane parts, Aluminum is one of the commonest metals in both domestic and industrial applications. Some of its unique selling points include corrosion resistance, reflectivity, impermeability, electrical and thermal conductivity, as well as its lightweight nature. There are two main types of … Read more

Do Laser Cutters Emit Radiation?

Do laser cutters emit radiation

Laser cutters are machines used to cut into materials precisely, creating shapes, designs, and patterns. Lasers achieve this by focusing a thin laser beam onto materials to burn, melt, or vaporize them into desired shapes. Do laser cutters emit radiation? Yes, laser cutters do emit radiation, but the quantity depends on different types of machines. … Read more

Top 10 Things You Can do with a Laser Engraver

top 10 things you can do with a laser engraver

If you are a DIY enthusiast, chances are you have thought about laser engraving. Laser engraving is an awesome way of starting a profitable home-based business. And the best part is you don’t have to break the bank to make it happen. Traditionally, laser engravers went for thousands of dollars but it is now possible … Read more

Is it safe to laser cut MDF?

is it safe to laser cut mdf

Are you looking for a good laser cutting material? MDF (medium-density fiberboard) might be a good candidate. It cuts nice and smoothly, and it is a type of wood (wood is an excellent material). But is it safe to use? I investigated this question, and here is what I found. Is it safe to laser … Read more

What kind of file do you need for laser cutting?

What kind of file do you need for laser cutting?

There are many things you can do with lasers, from creating simple shapes to engraving graphics or creating 3D shapes and models, the possibilities are endless. However, there are some items you will require. Aside from the obvious (laser cutter and materials), one more thing you need is a laser cutting file. The file is … Read more

What plastics are safe to laser cut?

What plastics are safe to laser cut

Plastic is a versatile material, which gives it a wide range of applications. One of these applications is laser cutting. With a laser cutting machine, you can cut or engrave nearly any plastic. But not every plastic should be cut with a laser machine because it is not safe to cut some. So, what plastics … Read more

How to Darken Laser Engraving on Wood

how to darken laser engraving on wood

Laser engraving on metal or acrylic is relatively easy but laser engraving on wood is a whole new ball game. Wood, a natural material, has a unique organic composition. This explains why you will get different results on different types of wood when laser engraving. In fact, you can get different results when engraving the … Read more