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Old 22nd May 2012, 01:08 PM   #1
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Default Laser Engraving Service

Our company ordered 3 high power precision laser engraving machines recently. So we can provide custom laser engraving services now. Customers can design their own pattern to be printed on front panel, back panel or even top plate. The pattern can be characters, logos or any other diagrams, but it must be black-white.

See the awesome looking of laser engraving:
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Old 23rd May 2012, 02:31 AM   #2
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Default About the material

Laser engraving machine use CO2 laser tube as source, the wavelength is 10.6um. Almost all non-metal material can absorb this wevelength very well, that means it can be used to cut or engraving all non-metal materials.

Unfortunetly, metal doesn't absorb the energy of this wavelength ver well. So the engraving can't be used to cut or engrave metal directly. There's only very slight mark on aluminum according to our testing. But that doesn't means this machine can not be used for metal. The onlyting need to do is to cover the metal with a thin layer, then use laser to remove this layer, a pattern is formed. The layer above metal can be paint, powder coating or anodizing.

Now I think it's not necessary to explain why the engraving service on aluminum enclosures is only available for black (or any other color other than silver) background. You can see almost nothing if you are trying to do it on silver anodized aluminum.

Of course if you are looking for a unique looking for your amplifier, these materials are also available to be engraved:
Feather
Glass
Wood
Bamboo
Plexiglass
Plastic
...

BTW, metal can't be engraved by CO2 laser doens't means that it can't be engraved. Near IR laser can engraved it easily. Actually al lot of metal plates on our enclosures are cut by laser.
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Old 23rd May 2012, 04:57 AM   #3
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Default samples of laser engraving

these are samples of laser engraving
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Old 24th May 2012, 01:58 PM   #4
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Custom made enclosure with laser engraved logo and wood frontpanel
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Old 25th May 2012, 06:28 PM   #5
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Very nice front panel. What does something like that go for?
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Old 25th May 2012, 07:00 PM   #6
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What is the price for something like that? I Need something special for my chip amp en DCB1, and this fits the bill perfect!
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Old 26th May 2012, 05:18 AM   #7
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It has a nCore logo on it so it mus be goes for nCore amplifier. The frontpanel isn't the one for this customer, I just make this to show him how it looks like. Now I'm waiting for his frontpanel pattern design.

The bamboo fronpanel is $12, plus $10 fro engraving. It's a 10pcs order.
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Old 26th May 2012, 05:20 AM   #8
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oh sorry, nCore logo is $10. The frontpanel engraving is a bit more expensive, $12 ea.
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Old 26th May 2012, 05:29 AM   #9
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I like the butterfly on wood.
On top of that it is original (belongs to you and not someone else's).
Maybe you should make it your logo.

We ourselves also have experience with laser marking anodised aluminium.
We do not call it engraving, as it does not remove any aluminium, or aluminium oxide of the anodised layer.
To do that you would need much high laser power that would leave behind a crater-like surface.
So the laser is purely removing the colour (dye) of the anodised layer.

To do proper engraving on (clear anodised) aluminium, one has to resort to mechanical or chemical means. See :
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In any case hats off for providing the service.


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Old 26th May 2012, 05:44 AM   #10
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The top logo is made for the customer under the permission of Hypex. The owner of Hypex nCore Bruno send me the logo himself.

We had tried on clear aluminum. there was nothing with a 40W CO2 laser, 80W can make clear mark on it. But there's no touchable supression on the mark. I think 130W or pulse YAG laser can engrave grooves.
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