Laser engraving, which is a subset of laser marking. It is the practice of using lasers to engrave an object. In this project, we are going to learn how to use mini laser engraving machine. On the other hand Laser marking is a broader category of methods to leave marks on an object, which also includes color change due to chemical/molecular alteration, charring, foaming, melting, ablation, and more. The technique does not involve the use of inks, nor does it involve tool bits which contact the engraving surface and wear out. It giving an advantage over alternative engraving or marking technologies where inks or bit heads have to be replaced regularly.
Because of the technology improvement now a day we don’t need a bigger machine. For laser engraving, we have a mini laser engraving machine capable of doing the same process. That kind machine we are using either you can build a DIY machine or you can but CNC Laser Engraver from online that are cheap and best are available I attaching the link to the machine where I have bought my machine. The machine I am using was Saint Smart CNC Laser Engrave.
In this machine, we are using 5W laser engraver this laser engraver cable of work in most of the material we are using in day to day life. You can use this machine to engrave Wood, acrylic, plastic, balsa wood, etc.. if you want to engrave in metal it is difficult but you can paint in the metal and engrave it.
We can use any material we want like wood, acrylic, metal painted etc.., we are using wood to engrave our design
How to Engrave?
We are using Lite Fire software to control Laser engraver. You can download & start to engrave.
- First open the software
- Select load picture and choose the image
- Select the image you want and move laser to point where you want to start engraving
- Now we need to place the material in the table
- Before starting click check box on “laser on(weak)” and adjust the list focus.
- Then click start to start the operation
- After it is completed take out the work piece