The art of making jewellery is a craft that is as old as time. Although the manufacturing techniques and styles have changed and evolved throughout the different eras, the appeal of jewellery has remained the same. The visual quality is borne of the rare and precious materials used in making each jewellery piece, as well as from the skill and expertise of the craftsmen behind them. Nowadays, it is no longer enough that jewellery items look good; they also must have a personalised flair to them. A jewellery laser engraving machine excels in precisely this department and can add serious value to your business and our products.
Intricate and Personal
Being fully automated, laser engraving produces consistent results every single time. Although jewellery artisans are highly skilled, engraving by hand will always generate variations from one engraving to the next. Frequently, the design that the customer agrees to is not exactly what manifests on the jewellery.
The software bundle that comes with our jewellery engraving machine allows the jewellery maker and the customer to agree on a design, and guarantee that this precise design us engraved on the jewellery. Similar to the way a medal and trophy plaque is personalised, a jewellery engraver allows the jewellery maker to promise a “what you see is what you get” guarantee when it comes to customised engravings.
Hallmarks are a traditional element of jewellery, particularly those made with precious metals. These unique identifying marks are considered stamped signatures of famous jewellery makers. Aside from hallmarks, some pieces of jewellery also include a purity stamp, which states the ‘fineness’ or purity of the metal used for the particular jewelry. Nowadays, hallmarks and purity stamps are commonly only used by big name and high end jewellery manufacturers. Still, there is no reason why artisan level jewellery makers cannot put their own hallmarks on their products. A jewellery maker can also choose to put marks on their finished pieces for copyright or serialisation purposes.
Laser Engraving Personalisation
The marks made by laser engraving are permanent, legible, and abrasion resistant. These are essential qualities for jewellery pieces that are meant to last a lifetime and are sometimes even passed down generations. As lasers offer a non contact method of marking, the jewellery does not need to be clamped down on the engraving platform or to endure any physical impact. This reduces the chances of the precious jewellery suffering any secondary damage.
Laser engraving machines, using very fine but powerful beams of light, allow for the engraving of highly detailed and high resolution designs. Thus, fingerprint designs and multiple lines of text on wedding bands have been made possible by laser engraving technology. Even photos can be engraved on any piece of jewellery. The best part of printing highly detailed designs is that it is almost as simple as printing an image on a standard printer – all you have to do is load the design on the software, position the jewellery on the printing platform, and let the laser do its job.
Sustainable and Customisable
Modern pieces of technology such as the jewellery laser engraving machine have given jewellery makers the ability to make highly customised and personalised marks and engravings on various pieces of jewellery.
Compared to traditional engraving methods, laser engraving does not use a lot of consumables and has fewer moving parts. The jewellery maker will no longer have to deal with etching chemicals or replacement of worn down punchers.
Laser engraving jewellery is fast, completing the task in only a few seconds. With a jewellery laser engraver such as the N-Lase Desktop, jewellery makers can have a faster turnaround time for their product.
Multitude of materials
A jewellery laser engraving machine can work with a multitude of common metals used in jewellery – gold, silver, platinum, brass, or any kind of alloy. It can also be used for less traditional materials such as tungsten carbide, titanium, or palladium. There is a very long list of possible applications of laser engraving including rings, bracelets, lockets, watches, spectacles, eyeglass cases, earrings, belt buckles, and keychains.
marking at light speed
The 3-side door lifts open giving you wider access to mark larger parts and components. If you’re looking to mark stainless-steel tubes, exhaust pipes or other over-sized items – the U-shaped opening makes it incredibly simple to place the part within the machine and start marking.
FLEXIBLE, POWERFUL, DEPENDABLE
The N-Lase Benchtop laser is a large form-factor system that can fit almost any laser source within our range! Boasting an expansive working area and 3-sided access it is ideal for the larger more demanding tasks. What’s more, due to the N-Lase Benchtop modular design and larger size, it can be upgraded with anything from a 4-axis control system to auto-part recognition