Engraving with a CAMaster CNC Router
Enhance your projects with laser engraving.
All CAMaster CNC routers have an add-on laser engraver option. A laser engraver is a versatile tool, effective at engraving materials of any thickness, from wood and metal to plastic and balsa wood.
How Laser Engraving with a CNC Router Works
Engraving is a technique for cutting wood, metal, and other materials, typically for decoration, embellishment, and labeling. Engraving can be done by hand, with fixed or rotary tools, or with a properly equipped engraving machine.
An engraving machine interfaces with CAD-CAM software to create intricate patterns. Most engraving machines today incorporate high-energy CO2 lasers. A computer-controlled precision laser enables detailed engraving without physical contact, which could damage the source material.
The high-temperature laser beam instantly vaporizes the material being engraved, acting like a chisel made of light. The laser generates so much energy that it heats the solid surface to a gas within milliseconds. As directed by the computer controller, the laser beam gradually removes layers from the material’s surface, moving in a predetermined pattern. The laser typically engraves a mark with a depth of 0.005 inches. Variable depths are accomplished via multiple passes of the laser.
Add Laser Engraving to a CAMaster CNC Router
All of CAMaster’s CNC routers can be configured with an optional laser engraver. With this option, a high-powered 7W solid-state laser is fully integrated into our CNC machine and controller. The laser is capable of both vector and raster engraving and can engrave a variety of different materials.
Applications for CNC Router Engraving
There are many uses for high-quality laser engraving. You can apply the CNC Router’s laser engraving for these purposes:
- 3D lithophanes
- Advertising and promotional materials
- Architecture and construction (building facades, millwork, etc.)
- Cabinet making
- Foam cutting
- Furniture making and woodworking
- Metal fabrication
- Plastic and composite fabrication
- Product prototypes and models>
- Sign making
What Materials You Can Use with a CNC Router Engraver
You can quickly and professionally engrave all manner of both soft and hard materials with our CAMaster CNC router engraver, including:
- Anodized aluminum
- Balsa wood
- Carbon fiber
Choose CAMaster for Your CNC Router Engravers
CAMaster is the trusted name in CNC routers. Headquartered just an hour north of Atlanta, Georgia, we have a well-earned reputation for selling high-quality CNC equipment at affordable prices.
Our CNC routers are manufactured to exacting standards and incorporate the industry’s leading technology, including optional laser engravers. We stand behind every machine we sell with the industry’s best product warranty and lifetime technical support.
When you’re looking for a new CNC router with laser engraving, CAMaster should be your first choice. Our goal is to provide the equipment that helps our customers be more successful.
Contact us today to learn more about how CAMaster CNC routers can meet your specific needs!