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Engraving Shell

Post by paddyflan » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:26 am

Hi All

My name is Paddy, and I am hopefully about to venture into the world of Laser Engraving.

I have a general question, which will help me decide whether it is at all possible to engrave my materials.

My intention is to power carve patterns etc on to Scallop Shells (real shells, and not manufactured).

In order to do this I would like to engrave the pattern on to the shell prior to carving.

My question is: Is it at all possible to engrave something undulating like a Scallop Shell? or am I expecting too much of a laser engraver.

If it can be done................are there any specific conditions that have to be met in order for this to be possible.

Any advice greatly welcome.

Best Regards


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Re: Engraving Shell

Post by leopoldwei » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:05 am

Hi Paddy,
This is Leopold from Central Laser company (website: www.central-laser.com/en/).

First of all, both natural shells and egg shells are 95% CaCO3. In our test, we could mark the production date on the egg by CO2 laser 20W marking machine. Base on the similar element, I believe that laser engraver could help you to put the pattern on shells.

Also, the laser machine could help you to make the carving, here is the reference linking for the egg carving.
https://b2b.hc360.com/viewPics/supplyse ... 04031.html

However, the only issue is FOCUS. As you know well, the focus is very important for laser marking/carving. If the gap of the high-low is very big, the effects of laser marking might be not very well. Check it out, if you have any additional question, please feel free to contact me.

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Re: Engraving Shell

Post by MONIALi » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:15 am

This metal engraving machine of China Perfect Laser is good and it is easy to use with it’s high-precision. The effect is good and the quality is also very good. I'm satisfied and would like to buy this machine again whenever required . It is a real deal with excellent quality and reasonable price.maybe the machine can solve the problems, the website https://www.perfectlaser.net/

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Re: Engraving Shell

Post by mona201106 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:18 am

Hello paddy,
This is Nancy from Carman Haas Laser, we are professional this field over 10 years.
I do recommend fiber laser marking machine, which can solve your question.
It can marking both metal and non-metal.
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/group/ ... 50d9AgeZYM
Feel free contact me if you want to know more about machine.

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