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Laser engravers are widely used in the manufacturing industry for laser marking and in some cases laser cutting a material as well. Desktop Laser engraving machines can be used for marking on wood, glass, metal or leather depending on the type of laser engraving machine available with you. This article covers various types of Laser engraving machines, their applications and How to select them?

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Table of Contents
  • What Material Can be Laser Engraved ?
  • Applications of Laser Engraving
  • Selection of Laser Engraver Machines
  • Laser Engraving Machine Technology Available
  • Best Laser Engraving Machines
  • What Material Can be Laser Engraved ?

    Lasers can be used to cut, etch or engrave a material. Metals (such as Aluminum, stainless steel), Thermoplastics, jewelry, coated metals, wood, acrylic, paper glass and stones can be laser engraved.

    Applications of Laser Engraving

    Laser engraving is extensively used in the manufacturing industry and by hobbyists for marking and cutting materials. Compared to stickers, Screen printing or pad printing, laser marking has the advantage of printing variable information and low cost. Here are the applications of laser engraving in manufacturing:

    • Marking variable and fixed information such as QR code, Serial number, Mac ID on products.
    • Mark Brand name or logo on products.
    • Used to create artwork on jewelry (Gold and Silver).
    • Marking on printed circuit board(PCB).
    • Artwork Printing : Such as printing photographs on acrylic.
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    Selection of Laser Engraver Machines

    Various types of Laser engraving machines are available in the market. Each machine has its own advantages and limitations. Therefore before buying, analyzing engraving machines on following parameters is a good approach.

    Laser engraving machines are available in various engraving area options. It is the maximum area where a laser engraver can print in one go.

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    Laser engraving machines come with different technology and power options. One machine can not print all materials. Therefore you need to consider the type of material to be engraved before buying the machine.

    How frequently you want to engrave your parts has a direct impact on your machine selection. For example laser engraving machines for production are very costly ($ 15000). Whereas for home you can buy it for approx $500.

    Laser Engraving Machine Technology Available

    According to how a material is engraved. Following technologies are available for Laser engraving Machines.

    • Fiber Based Laser Engraving Machine : Mostly used to engrave metal, anodized aluminum and Plastic.
    • CO2 Based Laser Engraver : Used for engraving jewelry, Rubber Stamps, Name plate, Rating Plate, Thermoplastic etc.
    • Green Laser Engraving Machines : Can mark on Reflective materials (Copper silver gold), Plastic, Glass and Ceramic.
    • Hybrid Laser Engraving Machines: Organic Materials and Metals Can be Engraved.

    Best Laser Engraving Machines

    Before the selection of a machine for your application, we suggest you discuss your application with the machine manufacturer. Having a detailed discussion with the manufacturer is the best way to select the machine. Here are some of the best laser engraving machines available in the market.

    Laser EngraverBed Size (mm)Laser TypeLaser PowerPriceSnapmaker 3-in-1 3D Printer125 x 125Blue Laser Diode200mw~$800Cubiio Laser Engraver100 x 100Blue Laser Diode1600mw~$560Morphon 40W Laser Engraver200 x 300CO240w-Qiilu 1500mw Mini42 x 42CO21500mw~NEJE MASTER 3500mW 150 x 150CO23500mw~$220Emblaser 2500 x 300 x 50Solid State Diode-~$2500Insma Laser Engraver80 x 80CO23000mW$80TEN-HIGH Laser Engraver300 x 500CO250w$2000
    Snapmaker 3-in-1 Engraver and Printer

    Snapmaker is a complete metal open Design. If you are looking for a 3D printer, CNC Carving and Laser Engraving. This is one of the best budget laser engraver option available. With this one device you can do 3D printing, CNC Carving and Laser Engraving. It was started as a kickstarter project.

    Work Area : 125 x 125 mm

    Laser Type : Blue Laser Diode

    Laser Power : 200mW

    Supported File Types: SVG, JPEG, PNG etc.

    Supported Materials : Wood, bamboo, leather, plastic, fabric, paper, non-transparent acrylic, etc.

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    Cubiio Laser Engraver

    Cubiio is a portable laser engraver that you can control remotely with a smartphone. As claimed this is the first laser cube started as a kickstarter Project. Apart from engraving it can also cut materials upto a limited thickness.

    Work Area : 100 x 100 mm

    Laser Type : Blue Laser Diode

    Laser Power : 1600mW Adjustable

    Supported File Types: G-CODE, BMP.

    Connected : Yes Through BLE

    Supported Materials For Engraving : Paper Board, Cardboard, Fabric, Leather, Felt, Wood, non-transparent acrylic

    Click Here for More Details on Cubiio Laser Engraver.

    Morphon 40w Laser Engraver

    Its a low cost DIY Laser engraving machine.

    Work Area : 200 x 300 mm

    Laser Type : CO2

    Laser Power : 40w

    Supported File Types: Corel Draw

    Connected : Through USB Port

    Supported Materials For Engraving : Bamboo piece, double-color planks, boulder, horns, Leather, crystal, wood, organic plastic, abrics, paper ,film, canvas , acrylic and plastics.

    Qiilu 1500mW Mini

    This Laser engraver is a high power laser engraving machine that can be controlled by a laptop or smartphone.

    Carving Space : 42 x 42 x 78 mm

    Laser Type : CO2

    Laser Power : 1500mw

    Image Resolution: 550 x 550 px

    Connected : Through USB Port and Smartphone Bluetooth

    Supported Materials For Engraving : Wood, Plastic(fire-proof material not included), Acrylic, Bamboo, Rubber, Leather, Paper and other Flammable Materials

    NEJE Master 3500mW

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    Its a low cost affordable open structure Laser engraver with moderate laser engraver.

    Work Space : 150 x 150 mm

    Laser Type : CO2

    Laser Power : 3500mw

    Image Resolution: 2000 x 2000 pixels.

    Supported File Type : nc, dxf, bmp, jpg, png

    Connected : Through USB Port and Smartphone Bluetooth

    Supported Materials For Engraving : Acrylic, Aluminum, Stainless Steel

    Emblaster 2

    This is one of the advanced IoT enabled 3D laser cutter and engraver with a relatively large bed area. It comes with an in build camera for material alignment.

    Work Space : 500 x 300 x 50 mm

    Laser Type : Class I Solid State Diode Laser

    Laser Power : Equivalent to 15-20w CO2 laser.

    Supported File Type : nc, dxf, bmp, jpg, png

    Connected : WiFi and USB

    Supported Materials For Engraving : Cotton Fabric, Leather, Corrugated Cardboard, Acrylic (except transparent), Plywood, Balsa, Anodised Aluminium, Corkboard, Rubber.

    Other Features: Automatic Laser Optic Calibration, Laser Height Set and Control, Built in Camera.

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    Insma Laser Engraver 3000mW

    This is a low cost laser engraver for beginners.

    Work Space : 80 x 80 mm

    Laser Type : CO2

    Laser Power : 3000mw

    Supported File Type : JPEG, JPG, PNG, BMP

    Connected : USB

    Supported Materials For Engraving : Wood, Paper, Plastic Leather and non-transparent acrylic.

    TEN-HIGH Laser Engraver

    This is a high power laser engraver that can be used to engrave metal and plastics with relatively good quality.

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