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19
Jun

How Does Laser Etching Work?

Answered on this page: What is a laser? What is laser etching? What is the difference between laser etching and laser engraving? What types of lasers are used for laser etching projects? What are the most common laser etching applications? Laser technology has found its way into many industries in 2018, and laser etching is...
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15
May

9 Best Practices for Laser Engraving on Stainless Steel

Answered on this page: What are the best practices for laser engraving on stainless steel? What are some common pitfalls when laser engraving on stainless steel? How do I configure a laser engraving machine for stainless steel? What are the best tips for laser engraving on stainless steel? Laser engraving on stainless steel is a...
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09
May

Why You Should Use a Laser Etching Machine for Metal

Answered on this page: How is metal used for laser etching projects? Is laser etching better than chemical etching for metals? How does laser etching metal work? What metals work with laser etching? If you’re looking to etch a unique marking onto any kind of metal in 2018, you need to make laser etching your...
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17
Apr

How to Prepare Vector Files for Laser Engraving

Answered on this page: What file types are used for laser engraving? What are vector files and why are they used for laser engraving? How can I create my own vector files for laser engraving? How does laser engraving work? Laser engraving is a type of laser marking that uses a high-powered laser to cut...
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19
Mar

How to Prepare Images for Laser Engraving

Getting started with laser engraving Answered on this page: How should I prepare images for laser engraving? How can I make sure that my image engraves well on stainless steel? What software should I use to prepare a photo/image for laser engraving? How can I get the best quality laser engraving with a photo? If...
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01
Mar

7 Steps to Laser Etching Anodized Aluminum

Laser etching anodized aluminum is one of the most common applications of laser engraving machines around the world, with its popularity owing to the unique durability and aesthetics of the material and the bright, high-contrast markings produced by a high-quality laser engraving machine. Anodized aluminum can be produced in a spectrum of colors and shapes, and with...
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15
Feb

5 Steps of the Laser Engraving Process

Answered on this page: What are the steps of the laser engraving process? How does laser engraving work? What are the benefits of using laser engraving? What is the difference between laser marking, etching and engraving? Laser engraving technology is becoming increasingly accessible to craftspeople and fabricators everywhere, allowing a new generation of makers to...
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19
Jan

Cost vs Quality: Why Cheap Laser Engraving Machines are a Waste of Money

Answered on this page: What are the most common problems with cheap laser engraving machines? Are cheap laser engravers worth the money? What’s the difference between a cheap laser engraver and an expensive one? Should I buy a cheap laser engraving machine? Laser engraving is one of the most exciting technologies available for craftspeople, DIY...
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08
Dec

10 Most Common Laser Engraving Mistakes

    Answered on this page: What are the most common laser engraving mistakes? How can I avoid the most common mistakes in laser engraving? How can I fix laser engraving mistakes? Laser cutting and laser engraving are two of the most popular modern manufacturing techniques. Although this technology has existed for a long time,...
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