Engraving Wood with N-Lase Desktop, Desktop Pro, Benchtop, Workstation
Laser cutting and engraving is an entirely non-contact process. You will not even need to affix the object to the production platform, saving up on precious time during the manufacturing process. Since the material undergoes no stress, there is little chance of secondary warping or damage. Having no physical cutting or engraving parts also means a reduced requirement for regular parts replacement due to wear and tear. The lack of any moving parts with sharp edges also implies that laser cutting is an inherently safer process for human operators.
Before the days of laser marking, ink printing was the technique of choice for plastic marking. However, the numerous advantages of laser marking meant that ink printing was soon pushed to the background. The ink printing process was carried out by having an image placed directly on the plastic surface using inks, which can be erased by solvents or by long-term abrasion. On the other hand, the marks made with lasers are indelible and permanent.
Laser marking is also much faster than ink printing, capable of producing up to 1,000 alphanumeric characters per second. The detail in laser marking of plastic parts can be at the level of several microns, allowing it to produce highly intricate designs.