Engraving Tools and Engraving Machines

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Engraving is a process of incising a mark or design with an engraving tool onto a metal like zinc, copper, steel or non-metal like plastic. Gravers are conic tools (halved carbide round rod) with one cutting edge. The engraving equipments and tools like burin are pushed into the metal plate to produce cut and design of the marking. The deeper it penetrates into the metal, the wider the line becomes. The relationship between dipping depth and engraving width is determined by the top angle of the tool. Result may be a decorative mark or design in itself, as when silver or gold are engraved, or may provide an intaglio plate when copper is engraved or a relief print block when wood is engraved.

Engraving tools are usually made with hard steel to cut the design into the surface like copper and steel plates. These tools come in a variety of shapes and sizes that yield different line types.

Engraving tool produces a unique and recognizable quality of mark that is characterized by its steady, clean edges and deliberate appearance. Tools are manufactured in various shapes like angle tint tool, flat bottomed tool, flat gravers and round gravers. Each unique engraving marking tool has its own purpose. These durable engraving tools are useful for both wood, plastic and metal engraving. On request, we can also produce special designs on special engraving machines.

Laser engraving is the practice of using laser parts manufacturer to engrave, etch, or mark an object. The technique can be very technical and complex, and often a computer system is used to drive the movements of the laser head. Despite this complexity, very precise and clean engravings can be achieved at a high rate. The technique does not involve tool bits which contact the engraving surface and wear out. This is considered an advantage over alternative engraving technologies where bit heads have to be replaced regularly.

Engraving is a very specialised field. With so many types of material that can be engraved you need to be sure that the right method of engraving is selected for your product.

 

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