Suitable laser engraver for stainless steel

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anorton
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Suitable laser engraver for stainless steel

Post by anorton » Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:53 pm

I have been searching the internet to find a laser engraver that can vaporize stainless steel. I'm starting a small jewelry personalization business. I currently use a old pantograph engraver but would love to convert to laser. From the information that I have seen so far, there are 2 things I've noticed.
1) In order to engrave metal, you must use a fiber laser
2) Fiber lasers start around 4k and go up from there

My question is am I accurate at stating these 2 points? Or am I missing something here? I want to engrave rings that are made of stainless steel. I don't want to "mark" them, but actually engrave them. Any thoughts or ideas or pointers in a good direction would be most helpful. Thank you.

Luke2020
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Re: Suitable laser engraver for stainless steel

Post by Luke2020 » Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:34 am

Yes, you need a fiber laser marking machine. If you want to engrave instead of marking, I think you may need a high-power fiber laser marking machine. In addition, you may also need to buy rotating accessories: https://www.bytelaser.com/product/rotary-worktable/.

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