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    Need Laser Engraver Suggestions

    OK, heres the deal. I have a small business manufacturing various small parts mainly out of aluminum. I need to be able to etch my logo on my parts and I'm about to pick up some more work that will also require etching. All of the parts will small in size and quantity to I'm really looking for a smaller entry level machine. Mainly just wanting to keep everything in house as much as possible.

    I was just going to pick up one of the Cheap K-40 models off of ebay but decided not to after reading all of the reviews. I only have around $2k to spend so I'm trying to see what options are out there.

    Any suggestions would be great.

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    Aluminum is difficult to mark with a laser unless if it's anodized. You can try doing it with Cermark but the results are inconsistent. A used Roland mechanical engraver will probably be your best bet.

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    aluminum engraving

    Hi there,
    Yes, anodized al can be clean marked by co2 laser machine ,here is two pictures for your refrence

    Best Regards
    Lucy Lee
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbauman79 View Post
    OK, heres the deal. I have a small business manufacturing various small parts mainly out of aluminum. I need to be able to etch my logo on my parts and I'm about to pick up some more work that will also require etching. All of the parts will small in size and quantity to I'm really looking for a smaller entry level machine. Mainly just wanting to keep everything in house as much as possible.

    I was just going to pick up one of the Cheap K-40 models off of ebay but decided not to after reading all of the reviews. I only have around $2k to spend so I'm trying to see what options are out there.

    Any suggestions would be great.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails aluminum.JPG   aluminium alloy.JPG  

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    Lucy Lee
    What reci tube's watt is good to only mark on Aluminium (80, 100, 150, ???) ? The Yag or fiber is out of budget.

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    My 100W RECI will not mark aluminium without Thermark or being anodised.

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    Bec Weir
    I also have Grvograph LS600XL of 60 watt. and written on laser tube 80 watt.. It is marking like light red color but not acceptable. I am trying to find cheap from China under $5K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bec Weir View Post
    My 100W RECI will not mark aluminium without Thermark or being anodised.
    Even with Thermark/Cermark you have to engrave VERY slowly and the results can be less than ideal.

    If you want to engrave bare aluminum on a small budget, mechanical engraving is the way to go. It's really that simple. If you want to engrave anodized aluminum, any laser will work.

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    al

    HI,
    If the anodized aluminum, 80w,100w can work

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    Quote Originally Posted by muqtadir View Post
    Lucy Lee
    What reci tube's watt is good to only mark on Aluminium (80, 100, 150, ???) ? The Yag or fiber is out of budget.

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    My target is aluminium and Steel marking only.

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    It is not clear and good quality by the Etch-o-matic and by Cermark etc. I already used them.

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    What about a template and sand or bead blasting of the logo?

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    This is diamond drag engraving on stainless steel.



    The circle is 50mm diameter as a guide on size.

    Done on a cheap Roland engraver with the spindle thrown away and replaced by a spring loaded diamond.

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    Post Re: Suggestion for the laser engraving

    This is not the good engraving on plate....

    The characters are the not looking good and not the proper on the plate....
    Use the effective and appropriate laser engraving machine for it like needham-laser.
    needham-laser.com

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