The Engravers Register now presents…. your dinner!

Another addition to the ‘I can’t believe you can engrave that’ files?! Add a unique touch to your next BBQ by laser cutting your meat!! Yes, it can be done. Steps below are reproduced from Would any of our registered engravers be up for attempting this? We wonder if our premium sponsor Trotec Laser would be happy to provide a laser machine for a trial? We could have lasered meats on could develop some awesome files?! Personally, all of this talk is making us at The Engravers Register very, very hungry! Bon appetit!

How to Cut Meat – LASER STYLE!

There’s a trick to get this to work – so here’s how to cut meat and be ready for the tasty animals convention 🙂

The Trick

Here’s the key trick. Remove the auto focusing sensor and focus manually. This allows you to get really close to your steak without the focusing sensor crashing. Be sure to count turns so you can put it back where you found it. The problem is, steaks tend to be too thick to cut with a focused laser… So the closer we can get, the further we can cut.
Alternatively, you probably should pound the steak thin 🙂


The first thing you want to do — is place a drip tray and foil down in the cutter. We don’t want to make a mess.
Vector Cutting 10% Speed 100% Power
You may need to do several passes as marbleized fat is more difficult to cut.
Raster (AKA Cooking) 100% Speed 100% Power
This gives the steak that seared in flavor 🙂


Enjoy eating your People for Eating Tasty Animals Steak! Perhaps you’d want to boil the meat for 15 or so seconds to ensure there’s no harmful bacteria lurking.