Basics of Laser Engraving

Does your business still have your old faithful Newing Hall or Vision machine, that old rotary engraving machine that just keeps going strong? It might be getting to the end of it’s life span, but you’re not sure if you want to get into laser machine? The basics seem to be a little bit daunting?

In this video our Global Premium Partner Trotec Laser details the basics of laser machines. Enjoy viewing and understanding a little bit more about it!

Trotec Laser Webstores

Our Global Premium Partner Trotec Laser has launched their new online engraving webshop. A one stop for TroLase, TroPly, acrylic, machine consumables plus much more. The below video is from Trotec Laser Australia, however to help you easily find your local subsidiary webstore, we’ve linked them below!

Trotec Laser Canadawebstore
Trotec Laser UK webstore

For more information on Trotec Laser materials, please visit their website.

Trotec Laser Canada – New Showroom Opening

Congratulations to our Global Premium Partner Trotec Laser Canada on their new showroom opening.

If you couldn’t attend, here’s a tour of their lovely facility. We can’t wait to get our hands on and try those machines!

They have let us know their doors are opening at any time. If you want to drop by they’re located at 1705 Argentia Road, Unit 9, Mississauga, ON L5N 3A9. Or, phone them on 1-855-838-1144.

Even better, they also have a range of consumables available for a one stop shop.

 

 

Featured Business – ACI Group

We’re back on deck with our Global Featured Businesses! We’re now pleased to announce our latest Featured Business who hails from sunny Brisbane in Queensland, Australia. Introducing ACI Group.

ACI Group

Contact name: David Andrews/Wayne Gannon
Contact details: Ph.1300 488 696 or sales@aci-group.com.au
Established: January 2000
Location: Springwood, Queensland (located between Brisbane city and Gold Coast)
Number of staff: 4

Tell us a little about ACI and the team

ACI commenced laser engraving 6 years ago as an add on to the business as we were up until then selling printer cartridges, printers, multifunction units as well as repairing these machines This part of the operation is still going and for the past 15 years we have repaired printers at the Gold Coast hospitals.. We purchased an Epilog Co2. We then purchased 2 more CO2’s and a fibre machine. Our goal has always been to give the best possible customer service and the ability to laser engrave most surfaces. We decided a couple of months ago that we should purchase a Trotec Speedy 400 Flexx as we were turning jobs away that required a bigger base. This could hopefully expand our ability to do more, bigger jobs. Our customer service would improve again due to the quicker times.
As we are a small operation all the staff have been cross trained so we work very closely as a team. We have arranged our laser engraving area to allow for future expansion.

What do you like to do in your down time away from the business?

David-photography, shooting, archery
Wayne- golf, horse racing and following Brisbane Broncos in the NRL competition.

How did you get into the laser engraving industry and what do you enjoy the most about it?

Mike Williamson was an ex employee of our company. We were looking for an alternative part of the business as the printer side was getting less and less turnover as more of our bigger customers were looking to go to photocopiers. Mike was selling laser engraving machines for Epilog and he assisted us greatly in the early days. We purchased 3 of the 4 Epilogue machines off Michael. Recently we purchased the Trotec flexx 400 off Michael.

What do we enjoy? Would have to be doing jobs we weren’t sure would engrave and then our persistence we found that these jobs could be done. We are always trying to do new surfaces and learn more about what our engraving machines can do.

What machines do you currently have? 

We are trading in one CO2 and the fibre machine. This will then leave us with a two CO2 machines and the Trotec Speedy 400 flexx machine.

What type of jobs/work do you do?

We will try most type of jobs. What we can’t do we try to outsource so we can look after our customers.
Work we do- Solar label kits for commercial, residential, solar battery
Stainless steel tags, stainless steel engraving, plaques-brass and stainless steel, Clipsal gang plates, Block Plans, safety signs, elevator signage, signage for electrical, mining, industrial and engineering
QR codes on plastic and stainless steel, Barcoding on plastic and stainless steel.

What was your favourite job to date?

The first time we did the barcoding because we had no idea it would scan when we finished the engraving. We were more than pleased when we realised it had worked!

Custom created Barcode & QR

What would be your ultimate job and client to work with and why?

The ultimate job would be large jobs with nice profit margins to enable us to pay back the new laser. Over the years we have dealt with a large variety of customers and the majority has been good. Easy going customers who send through easy to read files without the complications are great.
We would love to be able to get into the construction, mining, sign companies to name a few.

Below is a selection of ACI Group’s projects to date. Thanks for taking the time to chat with us!

Granite Plaque 2 REVERSE ENGRAVE COLOUR CAST ACRYLIC aci (4) Reverse Engrave Plastic Paint infilled, acrylic backed 2 Custom Precision cut Acrylic Custom Motorbike Fuel Tank Labels Laser Engraved MDF Wooden Iphone Case Stainless Steel Dog tags Engraved with custom QR Code Custom Resin topped name badges with Magnetic or pin backs

 

 

Guest Post : Custom Fishing / Hunting Pine Signage

Guest Post:  from one of our registered businesses : CNCROi.com Here CNCROi.com shares their amazing and diverse products using Austrian wide-format Trotec Speedy 400 flexx CNC laser. In this video, we see how a custom made double-sided pine sign “Gone Fishing ” is produced and all the variations that are possible. Fantastic!

Laser cut Acrylic Birdhouse

Another amazing example of ingenuity, creativity and the  wonders of laser cutting is this
see through birdhouse made out of Acrylic designed by Joe Mansfield of engrave.
birdhouse
Fabulous!

Guest Blog – Evright and Trotec Laser

We spotted this blog from one of our registered businesses Evright.com who are based in Adelaide, Australia and thought we would share it. They are one of the leading Australian personalisation and engraving businesses and are also a distributor for our Premium Global Partner Trotec Laser.

Have you been interested in purchasing your own laser engraving machine, whether for a hobby or to support your business operations? Evright was one of the first businesses in Australia to receive a machine in the late 1990’s and now is a proud distributor of the very laser machines we use onsite in our factory – Trotec Laser. In fact, Trotec Laser is the global leader in laser engraving machine technology, supplying companies such as Apple, Nike, National Defence Forces through to RM Williams here in Adelaide.

Evright offers customers the full range of Trotec Laser machines, from small desktop laser solutions (Rayjet), Speedy series laser machines, large laser cutters and galvo marking systems. In the next few weeks, we will showcase the range of Trotec Laser machines available through Evright.com, including benefits of each machine and materials.

If you want to experience how a Trotec Laser solution can increase your business profitability or hobby, contact us on (08) 8231 2746 and we will arrange a personalised demonstration.

IMG_3642   One of our original Trotec Laser machines – we can’t bear to let it go!

WHY TROTEC LASER MACHINES?

  • You deal direct with the manufacturer for service and install with a nationwide service network
  • It’s the fastest laser machine on the market by far – Increase your production efficiency by processing at a maximum speed of 3.55 m/sec and 5g.
  • Easy to use software
  • Trotec takes your business or hobby seriously – working as a partner in your businesses with productivity guarantees
  • Austrian built quality machine with in-Pack technology (which means the machine doesn’t get dusty from use internally)
  • Patented Cerami-core technology (meaning the laser source is contained within the laser’s ceramic core and not hitting metal which can cause fragments)
  • Only manufacturer to have all global credentialed ISO requirements
  • Environmentally industry certified IS14001

With the volumes of work going through our systems every day, Evright can personally vouch for the quality of Trotec Laser machines.

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Our Speedy 300 flexx

SPEEDY FLEXX SYSTEMS

One of the most popular Trotec Laser solutions for customers are the Speedy Flexx systems.

Trotec first introduced flexx technology in 2005 and now there are hundreds of Trotec customers around the globe experiencing the power of Trotec’s flexx technology.

Flexx technology means one laser machine with two laser sources – CO2 and fiber – which gives operators the ability to engrave, mark or cut virtually any material ranging from plastics or wood through to glass and metal, and even workpieces with mixed materials all in a single process.

Use both laser sources in one job without having to change the laser tube, lenses or focus manually.

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Our Speedy 400 flex laser system – it gets a great workout!

The CO2 laser source makes the flexx ideal for cutting and/or engraving a variety of surfaces including paper, glass, wood and plastics. The fiber laser
source gives the flexx the ideal advantage of being able to mark a variety of metallic surfaces.

Every Speedy laser is ready for flexx so even if you already have a Speedy 300 CO2 or a Speedy 100 fiber these can be upgraded at any time to a flexx.

The Speedy flexx is available in four models – Speedy 100, Speedy 300, Speedy 360 and Speedy 400.

Click here for more information, or call us on 08 8231 2746 or email sales@evright.com to arrange your own personal demonstration.

Speedy Flexx Materials

Materials that can be cut on the Speedy Flexx Laser Solutions

Speedy 10 Years

Evright.com produces amazing cups for the Adelaide Festival of Racing!

One of our registered businesses Evright.com located in Adelaide has been producing trophies for the South Australian Jockey Club, including the Adelaide Cup, for well over 20 years.

At the launch of the Adelaide festival of racing for the SAJC last night, a few of these amazing cups were on display.

These cups are ready for the winners of the upcoming Darley Goodwood, UBET SA Derby and the Schweppes Oaks races. If you’re looking for a fun day out at the races, visit the South Australia Jockey Club – you might even be lucky enough to visit the Evright.com Winners Lounge!

Great work  Evright.com

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