Product marking is one of the most useful and exciting applications of laser. Along with other benefits, it has made engraving possible on rough and uneven surfaces and on different shapes. In this article we are going to find out how to process round objects with 20w fiber laser marking machine.
The device necessary for processing circled parts is called rotary fixture. This is an attachment for a fiber laser marking machine that makes it possible to engrave round, conical or cylindrical objects.
How Is It Possible?
The marking head of any modern fiber laser engraver moves in X and Y directions, providing the automated work of the device. With the rotary fixture installed, the head is not moving in Y direction. Instead, the part itself is rotating with the speed matching the speed of fiber laser marking.
How To Engrave a Bottle
Task: As an example we are engraving a stainless steel bottle with our traditional sample phrase “Hello world”. The 20w laser engraver is a perfect option for etching stainless steel. Follow the steps below to cut your cup, bottle or other rounded objects with this fiber marking machine (read more).
Step 1: Install the Object on the Rotary Device
Make sure it is well fixed. Check if the product is installed the right side up, so the text won’t be upside down.
Step 2: Adjust the Marking Head
Set the necessary height of the head. The red line and the red dot of the beam will help you. See that they overlap.
Step 3: Fill in the Text
There are many ways to add the contents of the inscription to the software. In our case, it’s faster to write the text manually. But for more complex objects like logos you can upload the data from a file.
Step 4: The Rotary Option
- Set up the machine like you always do. After that, activate the rotating of the product by choosing “Rotary” Option in the “Laser” menu.
- Set up the diameter of your product.
Step 5: Go!
- Watch the spectacular fiber laser 20w machine in action!
- Enjoy the accurate and eye-catching engraving on the product!
We hope this instruction has helped you to master engraving on circled objects. You can also try engraving more complex graphics with a rotary fixture. Please feel free to share your findings in comments!