As is the case across every niche in every industry, technology is rapidly changing how we get work done for our customers in the electrical/industrial engraving space. To get straight to the point, we have fully embraced the future and perform 90% of our work with lasers.
What are the advantages of using lasers?
Lasers offer several advantages for engraving, including:
- Precision: Lasers provide precise and accurate engraving results, with the ability to engrave minute details and lines.
- Speed: Lasers can engrave much faster than traditional engraving methods, such as hand engraving or mechanical engraving.
- Automation: Many laser engraving machines can be programmed to automatically engrave multiple items, saving time and improving efficiency.
- Consistency: Lasers can engrave the same design or text repeatedly, providing consistent results and reducing the likelihood of human error.
- Versatility: Lasers can engrave on a wide range of materials, including metal, plastic, glass, stone, and wood, making them a versatile choice for many applications.
- Durability: Laser engraving is permanent and durable, and the marks will not fade or wear over time.
- Non-contact: Laser engraving is a non-contact process, which eliminates the need for physical contact between the engraving tool and the material, reducing wear and tear on both the tool and the material.
In short, lasers deliver a higher quality product, scale your production, and mitigate the risk of human error.
What Laser Should You Choose?
There are many reputable laser manufacturers in the marketplace. Below are some of the companies that we have worked with, all of which seem to make a high-quality product, each with their own unique strengths and opportunities with respect to laser performance, ongoing support and, of course, price.
If you are in the market for a new piece of equipment, I encourage you to make a list of ordered priorities and reach out to these manufacturers and/or their distributors to see which one offers the best fit for your business.
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