Anyone interested in Laser Engraving.

Lorne Sieben

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I have a 20w fiber laser engraver and I'm not afraid to use it....As long as I'm wearing goggles that is.
The laser engraving can be darkened by slowing it down.I have a few patterns made and can sometimes use photographs.Any photo needs to be changed into black and white.So some photo's don't work well.My rate is variable.If you want a pattern I have average $20.00 a blade or if you have more than one $30.00 an hour.Something new designed than we would discuss price.My Laser working area is 8"X 8" www.lorne-sieben.combe knife 2.jpgfillet knife new no bolster.jpg
Leather can also be lasered.Thanks for looking.
 

Noellaflamme

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I have an idea for something that laser engraving may work for. will it work on brass? and how deep does it engrave into the metal? I have a new hermes engraveograph and would love to have a stencil to use on it with my name and logo made
 

Lorne Sieben

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Hi Noellaflamme,it does engrave brass and other metals but does not go really deep.I looked online at the plates for the engraver and am on the fence for whether I could engrave deep enough.
 

Lorne Sieben

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I can cut into steel about a 1/32 if I go over it a few times.Brass doesn't cut much at all.Can feel it with your fingernail but it doesn't cut deeper with more passes.It just turns black.
 

Noellaflamme

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Ahh ok, I dont see why steel couldnt work too, but I'll have to see the depth the mark is, my guess was between 1/32 and 1/16
 

Noellaflamme

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The stencils are usually either 1.25 or 2.75 tall, but that's whith the edges tsperd to fit in the slot,
 

Lorne Sieben

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I guess I would just need the thickness.I can shape size with my Knifemaking equipment.My laser can give me almost perfect lines to grind to.
 

Noellaflamme

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The stencils seem to be 1/16 thick but thicker can work too, and I can put the bevels on the edges since i dont have the measurements for them, so it will be trial and error. What would you want for making a stencil?
 

Lorne Sieben

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Send me your name and logo and the size,I'll then have a ballpark figure.However I only want payment if it works.
 

Lorne Sieben

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Hi Tracy,it's a secondhand Chinese laser.Looked for a name on it but couldn't find one.Maybe inside the machine.
 

John Wilson

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Those fiber lasers are very nice. You get an incredible amount of cutting ability for the Watt compared to a CO2 laser like I have. My 40W CO2 laser will not engrave metal. I do my makers mark with it by using a coating.

Having used my laser a bunch, I love it. But a fiber laser is definitely a big step up over a CO2 like I have.
 

John Wilson

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Hi John,yes for steel the fiber laser works really good.Wood and organic stuff it doesn't work good on.

I would imagine you would have to dial the power down very low. I see very low wattage fiber lasers engraving materials that I do with my 40W at 85% power
 

Sean Jones

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The last place I worked before retirement we had an Epilog Laser Engraver. I believe it was 30 watts. We used it to engrave steel name plates for pumps.

It was a very nice machine but I'm fairly sure it was some where in the neighborhood of $5K. It could engrave a name plate in under a minute.
 
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