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The Eye of the Tiger – latest entry into our competition

Rising up… off the laser. You can almost hear the “Eye of the Tiger” sounding out with one of our latest entries into our win a $250 Trotec Laser voucher competition! A fully engraved laser belt for the winner of the Knees of Fury competition.

Don’t forget to send in your entry to our competition – you don’t have to be a Trotec Laser Australia customer or a registered business to enter.

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Competition Day 1

Day one of our $250 voucher competition, and we already have some amazing pics in. You don’t have to be an engraving register registered business to enter, so get snapping, cracking and sharing for your chance to win a $250 Trotec Laser Australia gift voucher! View our competition page now to enter.

Focal Point Laser Engraving sent these awesome designed gumboots via Facebook:

Photo: This was an interesting job... for a very talented designer needing to create a unique exhibition piece.The gum boots were cut through, and scored for details, and a red backing glued on the inside to give a contrasting effect.They look amazing, but my no longer be that waterproof ;)

Mobile Engraving Solutions sent in this liquor bottle. You can only see the engraving when it’s full. Cheers to that!

Photo: so... you can only see the engraving when there is liquid in the bottle !

Evright.com (our Premium Sponsor!) sent in one of their recent medal tasks – made out of cardboard!!

Photo: our customer said they had a small budget..... we didn't quite realise how small it was !

Are you up for the challenge!?

The challenge is on… who will win?!

The Engravers Register and our Premium Sponsor Trotec Laser Australia, have combined to throw down the challenge to our engraving businesses. On offer for the winner is a $250 consumables voucher* from Trotec Laser Australia!

All you need to do is share a picture of your favourite engraving job with us and let us know what material it was created on. If you feel like sharing the story behind the creation or the customer, please feel free.

Head to our competition page for more information and to enter. Competition entries will be shown on our gallery page.

Good luck! Entries close 28 February 2013.

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Trotec Laser’s 3D models

Some more news from our Premium Sponsor Trotec Laser Australia. Their new Pintrest board has been receiving a lot of hits and interesting pins lately.

Laser cut models for universities, architects and model makers! Follow them on Pintrest to see their interesting range of projects and machines.

How useful is a jig?

No, we are not talking about an Irish dance here! Jigs are a very important tool in our industry to ensure accurate engraving of a variety of products.

Jigs are used in a variery of production environments, including our Premium Sponsor’s Evright.com. They are essential when working with a tool such as a Trotec Laser that offers unrivalled precision where even being a few millimetres off will be noticeable to a human eye.

Evright.com is one of the leading on-site engraving businesses and has attended many large scale events. The recent Lifesaving Championships held just a couple of months in Adelaide ago is a great example, where custom made jigs were essential to a safe and efficient engraving process for Evright.com‘s success.

Visitors and competitors from around the world would want an assortment items like medals and souveniers engraved with their name, but Evright.com had no way of predicting the volume interest on any given day, much less hour, while servicing the event. As such, Evright.com made a custom jig with areas for specific products from dog tags to pens.

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Generally, Evright.com‘s jigs are made-up of two layers, one with the “holes” with a backing. They use acrylic because it’s an easy material to work with. There is no smoke, it’s available in a variety of colors, relatively cheap and available in a wide variety of consistent thicknesses – you might be fine using 2mm acrylic for a dog tag but for some oddly shaped item, additional flexibility may be required. Evright.com also use and recommend Trotec Laser machines, as do us here at the Engravers Register, to ensure your jigs and products turn out the best quality.

Trotec Laser’s Rayjet machine was a minimum requirement for Evright.com in addition to their jigs at the recent Lifesaving Championships.

Unique Awards and Plaques for Exact Mining from Evright.com

One of our Premium Sponsors, evright.com recently completed a number of awards and plaques updates for Exact Mining Services, a well known mining company based in Adelaide, Australia.

Evright.com sent some images to us to include in our gallery and blog for inspiration for our registered businesses.

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Exact Mining Services is well regarded in both the mining and civil industries for its work in open pit mining, quarry management and civil earthworks. They deliver specialist services in backfill, drill and blast, crushing and screening and tailings dam construction, as well as shotcrete and surface concrete supply. Through their group of companies they also have the capacity to extend services to clients, undertaking projects involving camp construction, road works, cement and sand haulage and transport logistics. FInd out more about them at Exact Mining Services

Titanium Marketing’s unique business cards

When our Premium Sponsor Titanium Marketing wanted to test some unique business cards, they didn’t go any further than another one of our Premium Sponsors, Trotec Laser!

The business cards are almost finished, however, the very first prototype looks very interesting! We are looking forward to seeing the final product – a great way to kickstart 2013.

Business of the Week – FPLaser

Congratulations to our newest Business of the Week, Focal Point Laser Engraving in Brisbane, Queensland.

Mark Kojetin is a dedicated business owner, who really loves the creativity the laser machine provides. The team at The Engravers Register is impressed by his recent work, and suggest the next challenge to him will be to make some musical instruments with the laser!

Read all about Focal Point Laser Engraving here.

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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 instructables.com. 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 MasterchefCNCKing.com 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 🙂

Cutting

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 🙂

Eating

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.

Funk it up with some laser engraved jewelry

Every week here at The Engravers Register, we are constantly on the look out for new initiatives and innovations. We happened to stumble across this new business launched by a young designer that we just had to share: E-S-T. With Christmas fast approaching, one of her designs would make the perfect Christmas gift for the female that is hard to buy for.

Emma’s latest laser cut jewerly line titled Shape Shifting has now been officially released and you can download the promotional book by clicking here.

Personally, female staff at The Engravers Register adore the designs and can’t wait to see up them under the tree this year.

Visit E-S-T’s Facebook site, read the blog and visit her store online http://emmasadiethomson.com.au.