A wide range of materials can be quickly, reproducibly engraved or marked by lasers, with high quality, as single or series parts. Suitable materials include all metals and alloys, very many types of plastic, and ceramics and graphite electrodes.
In tool and mold manufacturing, laser engraving is an alternative to die sinking or milling. This is especially true when intricate contours have to be applied to the component surface in one pass. 3D laser engraving is also used for producing erosion electrodes with very fine structures and geometries.
Perforation and cutting of rubber mold parts from natural rubber and similar materials are another application for the laser engraving system.
Engraving system technical data
|Load capacity||Workpieces up to 600 x 600 x 400 mm
(LxWxH) to 400 kg
Engravings in cavities up to 160 mm deep
(focal distance to lens)
|Movement paths||X= 480 mm, Y= 430 mm, Z= 450 mm|
|Positioning precision||on a length of 300 mm +/- 0.050 mm|
|Engraving field size||118 x 118 mm (f=163)|
|Path control||5 axes|
|Rotation/swivel unit||360° / +90° to -45°|
|Camera system, 3D edge finder||for setting up workpieces|
|Tactile button||Depth measurements|
|Laser type||Nd:YAG 1064 nm,
typically 100 watts – max. 150 watts
|Safety||Laser class 1|
|Operating Modes||Continuous operation (CW)
Pulsed operation (QS) 0.1 … 65 kHz
Mixed operation (parameterizable)
To complete your individual engraving orders, we need the material data, such as CAD data, as described below.
2D engraving and marking:
• 3D data, preferably as ProEngineer *.prt file. We work with ProE Wildfire 4.
• Naturally also compatible formats for data exchange (such as *.stp or *.igs)
• We require the part to be processed as a “clean”, complete, intact solid with “real engraving” (no surface or wire-frame models, no assemblies).
• The volume to be removed (engraving) is also required as a solid, as described above. This must be within the same coordinate system as the aforementioned part.
• To reduce the amount of data, please leave out irrelevant details, such as cooling holes.
For 2D engravings, you can also provide us with 3D data.
Direct communication with your designer is a good idea for determining the necessary engraving data.
Marking and engraving on unusual materials are done on samples ahead of time and submitted to the customer for approval.
We look forward to your query.
Your contact person:
Björn Höher and René Zaspel
Phone: +49 351 83979648