A laser engraving machine like Longer Ray5 allows you to realize many types of processing, offering not only high precision but also high quality details for every type of DIY project. Depending on the type of material, different possibilities of laser processing may occur, including engraving, carving and cutting. Some materials allow only some of these processes, however some materials such as wood allow you to carry out all three types of processing.
If you are curious to see with your own eyes what types of processing you can achieve with your new Longer Ray5, continue reading this article and you can find a vast archive of real photographs from the projects made by our customers with Longer Ray5.
Laser Engraving Applications
This type of processing allows you to customize everyday objects in the way you want, for example by making a greeting card, engraving the name of your pet on its metal plate, engraving a photograph or an image on ceramic or stone. This process is the easiest to carry out, and if you intend to engrave a difficult material such as metal or ceramics, then it is possible to temporarily color the surface in black, so that the laser can engrave the material more easily, and then wash off the paint at the end of the realization.
Laser Carving Applications
This type of processing causes a lowering of the surface of the material (usually wood) in a range between a few tenths of a millimeter and a few millimeters, causing a carving. This allows you to have not only a visual representation of the processing, but also feedback to the touch of the surface. Probably this is the most difficult type of processing to achieve, as it is necessary to find the right combination between the various settings of Lasergrbl / Lightburn to carve into the material without burning or cutting it.
Laser Cutting Applications
This type of processing allows you to create three-dimensional objects and to give vent to your creativity. In fact, adapting the settings of Lasergrbl / Lightburn to each type of material (usually wood, paper, cardboard, leather, acrylic) it is easy to create a nameplate, a greeting card, a puzzle to compose and even real 3D models. Yes, just engrave and cut the various pieces of a model always using plywood of the same thickness, and then proceed manually to the interlocking of the various pieces to obtain a 3D realization.
Access to unlimited support for image files
Longer Ray5 can engrave many materials and can realize a lot of great projects, all depends from your creativity! And if you need to find new ideas, you can always count on an immense archive of images on the web. Here is a list of resources from which you can take inspiration for your 2D and 3D creations:
- Laser Ready Templates(Engraving & Cutting)
- Etsy(Engraving & Cutting)
- Thingiverse(Engraving, Cutting)
- Dreaming Tree(Cutting)
- Laser Library(Cutting)
- Free Patterns Area(Engraving & Cutting)
- So Fontsy(Engraving & Cutting)
- Vecteezy(Engraving & Cutting)
- Maker Union(Engraving & Cutting)
- The Hungry Jpeg(Engraving & Cutting)