Shandong Leapion Machinery Co,.Ltd.
   +86-531-8898-2620    |

What is CNC Engraving?

Views: 0     Author: Leapion     Publish Time: 2022-04-07      Origin:

    Leapion factory now has 170 employees and 40 researchers, we have a big factory building. Leapion equipment has long been exported to most countries in the world, including Asia, Europe, America, Africa and Oceania. Today, Leapion will introduce to you the basic knowledge about CNC engraving.

What is CNC Engraving?

    Engraving is a cutting technique or process of carving a design into a hard surface, to decorate or label the objects made of different materials, typically using a set of hand engraving tools in the past, but CNC engraving is also available now. CNC engraving uses computer-controlled machines, which often apply the milling paths generated by CAD-CAM software based on the design drawing. Compared to manual engraving machines, CNC engraving machines, which reduce errors and improve speed, can do various sophisticated precision engraving, whether for practical or artistic purposes.


CNC Engraving Machine & Tools

    Similar to CNC milling, CNC engraving also requires a Computer Numerical Control device and CAD, CAM software. Which engraving machine you should choose? Let’s take a look at the types of CNC engraving machines.

1. Laser Engraving Machine

    A laser engraving machine usually consists of a laser, a controller, and a surface. The laser is a drawing tool to cut the material or mark it, the control determines the direction, intensity, speed of movement, and spread of the laser beam aimed at the surface. And the surface will match with the type of material to be engraved. Laser engravers can work in a more simple way than rotating cutting tools and a clamping device is not necessary. Common lasers including laser diodes, CO2 laser, fiber lasers, and crystal lasers. Laser engraving machines can work with wood, leather, plastic, and metal materials.

2. CNC Milling Engraving Machine

    A CNC milling machine can also be used as a CNC engraving machine. But CNC engraving will have a requirement to the spindle speed of the mill, due to the small-sized engraving tools and soft materials need a higher spindle speed. CNC milling engraving can be performed on stainless steel, mild steel, aluminum, brass, wood, plastics, and more materials.

3. CNC Router Engraving Machine

    CNC routers are also great options for engraving work. CNC router is a computer-controlled cutting machine that typically mounts a hand-held router as a spindle which is used for cutting different materials.

4. CNC Engraving Tools

    Popular cutting tools for engraving are v-bits, small ball nose end mills, and drag engravers.


    For more information and content of CNC engraving machine, please consult Leapion Laser.