Solution for Jewelry Laser Engraving
Many people are beginning to pick up jewelry laser engraving as a new hobby. Customizing jewelry that you create can make it a truly special gift for anyone. When it comes to customizing the jewelry that you create, the best option is to engrave it. You can engrave any name or message onto rings or pendants. Engraving can also be used on jewelry boxes.
A Basic Guide To Jewelry laser Engraving
Engraving is a simple, yet quick process, but it makes the jewelry priceless. There are different processes that jewelers can choose to engrave their pieces. Understanding engraving and its processes can help you figure out which option is the best for the pieces that you create. This basic guide will walk you through what engraving is, the different types of engraving, and the different types of materials that you can engrave.
What Exactly Is Jewelry Laser Engraving?
Engraving is the action of marring the surface of an object in order to create a design on the object. Unlike other types of marking, such as laser marking, when you engrave an object you can feel where the surface has been marred. Engraving is permanent and can highly detail and precise.
Engraving processes have become extremely advanced so that most jewelers can easily engrave very complicated, custom designs onto their jewelry. You have the ability to program any custom design that you want into a computer that will then control the engraver to create precise engravings according to the custom design. Because of the computer-controlled process, jewelers can feel confident that their engraving will look exactly the way that they want it to.
Different Kinds of Jewelry Laser Engraving
There are benefits to choosing either rotary engraving or laser engraving for your jewelry engraving. Once you understand more about the different types of engraving you can figure out the best type of engraving for the jewelry you would like to be customized.
Rotary Jewelry Laser Engraving
Rotary jewelry laser engraving uses a small bit to damage the surface of the object that will be engraved. Any hand engraving is do with a traditional rotary engraving tool, however, there are also mechanical rotary engraving tools where the design is program into the computer and then etch onto the surface according to the design that is program.
There are some drawbacks however to traditional rotary engraving. While rotary engraving can be very precise, the design of the engraving can only be as thin as the bit itself. Also, the bit itself needs to be replace when it gets ware out. It also tends to take a little longer to do traditional rotary engraving.
The largest drawback of traditional engraving is that it cannot be use on certain materials. Traditional rotary engraving cannot be use on delicate items that are sensitive to heat or pressure. You will not be able to engrave any jewelry that is made with plastic or glass, because those materials can easily be damage or broke with rotary engraving.
Laser Jewelry Engraving
Laser engraving uses a high-powered laser beam to etch the surface of the material that is being engrave. Similar to the mechanical rotary engraving machine, the design that you want is program into the computer and the machine will engrave the design that you want into the jewelry. However, you can be more precise with a laser engraver because the diameter of the laser can be as thin as you need it to be. Also, the intensity of the laser can determine how deep the engraving will be.
Unlike the traditional rotary engravers, you don’t need to worry about the materials that it can engrave. Laser jewelry engravers can be uses for materials that are extremely sensitive, such as paper. While paper is not a common material to
make jewelry with, it is good to know that no matter what materials you
want to engrave, they can customiz with laser engraving.
Also, unlike rotary engraving, there are fewer accessories, such as drill bits,
that need to replace when they are wear out. So if you want to do your own engravings rather than hiring an engraving company,
consider a laser engraver as there much less upkeep than a rotary engraver.
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