We work with many different materials such as glass, plastic, leather, wood, paper, card and brass. Engraving is the process of cutting into the surface of a materials to make a mark or groove. With laser etching we can achieve very accurate and complex results.
Inkmill CNC have expert knowledge of laser etching and engraving. Order online from our Brighton Workshop.
We use both laser and CNC routing methods depending on the material and the depth you require.
What is the difference between CNC and Laser engraving?
Also known as laser etching, is a process where the laser burns away just the surface of the material. Laser etching is ideal for permanently marking and branding materials. It is also ideal for making rubber stamps where the laser cuts a little deeper into the material.
Using CNC routing to engrave means that we can cut deeper into the material. We can set the rotating tool of the CNC machine to cut to any depth that is needed.
This method is often used to make beautiful and permanent brass signage. Brass signage is hard wearing and ideal for outdoor use. Engraved areas can be highlighted by filling them with an epoxy resin.
CNC engraving is a useful for modern marquetry inlays in signage and furniture.