AMS South Africa – Laser Engraving
What is laser engraving?
Laser engraving, which is a subset of laser marking, is the practice of using lasers to engrave an object. As a branding method it lasts almost forwever, outlasting other methods like pad and screen printing.
As opposed to Laser Cutting?
Laser cutting is the process of using a powerful laser to cut and/or engrave items from flat sheets of material like plastic, wood and many other materials. … By reducing the beam power you can mark the surface of the material, this is known as etching or engraving and can give some stunning effects on wood and plastic.
Materials that can be Laser Engraved
|Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)||⚫||⚫|
|Acrylic/PMMA, i.e. Plexiglas®||⚫||⚫|
What is the difference between laser etching and engraving?
Laser engraving is accomplished by using a high heat laser that causes the material surface to vaporize. … Furthermore, Etching and engraving are both methods of cutting lines into a hard surface, such as metal. The primary difference between them is that engraving is a physical process and etching is a chemical process.