Carving is very far from the coarse tools our ancestors used to use. From trees to etching pens, today's engraving industry uses a variety of methods, including rotary and laser engraving.
Computer rotators as well as laser engravers have their advantages and disadvantages. Below are just a few of the features of each machine that beginners in the industry can use to discover a unique business idea.
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Rotary engraving machine
Rotary machines are ideal for etching all types of metal, whether coated or uncoated, as they use a "diamond slip" tool which creates deep gaps in the material and creates a beautiful engraved appearance.
Laser engraving machine
When it comes to making engraving quicker and easier, laser machines have their advantages, especially for those who are interested in a clean and fresh look. Also, because a person uses the laser, the contact is reduced and therefore the product will show few signs of use.
Which engraving machine works best?
Choosing the ideal machine depends on the material you want to work with. Glass or crystals with high lead content can be broken down by lasers because of the lead content which generates heat, which can damage or destroy the glass material.
However, this may not be the case if a rotary machine is used. Rotary machines are also great for coated or uncoated metal jewelry because of their diamond engraving mechanism, which can be used to engrave metal materials.
However, for leather, paper, cloth, barcode, and acrylic users, the laser is ideal as it produces clean, fresh parts without rotating machine damage.