C02 Laser Etching Machine


Introduction

Glass engraving and etching is a wonderful way to customize your glass items such as window panes, doors, shot glasses, wine glasses, etc with a frosted effect. This is done with CO2 laser products and allows you to etch logos, brand names or even for personalized gifts or promotional items. 

These laser glass etching machine add an artistic flair to your glass items and are easy to use with design software and control systems. Glass engraving with the laser has become a popular technique for producing images and logs on glasses, these laser machines use high-quality laser technology that produces graphical designs, high-resolution images, etc. The laser technology can be used on any type of glass such as tempered glass, stained glass, tinted glass, etc.


How does this work

A laser machine produces a beam of light through the amplification process; lasers are used for cutting drilling or engraving. Laser engraving is the easiest way to engrave something on a glass product without changing the characteristics of the product. However, there is a difference between engraving and etching. While engraving cuts out a little portion, revealing the design, which is noticeable through touch or sight and is done using a high heat laser. Etching, on the other hand, removes the top layer of the glass and uses a less powerful machine.

This low power CO2 machines are not useful for etching any other metals but work well on glass. These machines are suitable for naturally made materials such as glass, wood, cork, etc. This is possible because glass is made by melting sand at a certain temperature, this leads to moisture and air to be trapped into the glass, this moisture and air make it possible to etch with the CO2 laser. 


The technique does not create a deep design such as sandblasting but will create an immediate design with laser, which is etched on the glass. It even does not require any masking as any other laser techniques. When etching is done in the right way it leaves a very beautiful and elegant look on the glass, the laser does not harm the glass in any way; rather it leaves a frosted appearance on the glass.


Benefits of laser etching with CO2-

There are several benefits of laser etching, which makes it more favorable and famous –
  • Precise – The design made through laser etching technique is precise and beautiful. One can achieve highly detailed designs and patterns engraved on their glass items. It also consumes less time as compared to any other technique and gives an elegant look.
  • Sturdy designs – The designs are sturdy and strong, these designs can be also be saved as soft copies of files and can be reproduced numerous times with the same quality.
  • Efficient – These machines are efficient and do not cause any breakage or damage to the glass items. It is suitable for almost all kinds of glass material. Moreover, it does not involve much cost.
  • Easy to use – They are easy to use; there is no need for any masks or clamping, as the person doing the work will not have any contact with the lasers. It also does not require any tools.
  • Clean process – The process is done so neatly and it so clean that anyone would appreciate it. It creates beautiful matte effects and flawless designs. It is also easy to maintain and leaves a long-lasting impression of the design.


Conclusion –

Using laser technology for etching machines is becoming a popular technique recently. One can engrave any kind of glass material, whether it is a conical or straight product. The machine does it work perfectly. Although the laser technique works on every type of glass, this may not be a good choice for a glass with high metal content. 

Therefore, make sure that you check your glass material before getting it lasered for a more precise and beautiful output. The laser machines do not produce any harmful gasses or fumes, even if there is any gas; it is exhausted with the special exhaust system present in the machine. 

All the process is done on the software, through which you can create your own design on digital software and store it for future use too. The laser glass etching technique is the most affordable and efficient way to give a new look to your glass items and does not require much effort.