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Printer Guide| How to Make Laser Engraved Items by CP-01


Laser engraving is a subtractive manufacturing method that utilizes a laser to reshape the surface of the object. The laser generates high heat to vaporize the substance thus forming the final image. The resulting laser engraved items are permanent and resistant. In this article, we would like to introduce how to laser engrave your desire items by Creality modular 3D printer CP-01.
 



How does laser engraving work?
Laser engraving works so fast because the material is removed with each laser pulse. The depth of the mark is controlled by the time length the laser beam passes over the material.

It can be used on almost any type of metal including plastic, wood, leather, and glass surface. In addition, it is more effective for making small objects such as jewelry than traditional carving. There is also less chance of damaging or deforming the material. It can be used for many different applications, such as medical equipment, art, etc.
 
How to Make Laser Engraved Objects?
Laser engraving is working as simple as printing. First, create a sculpted layout in common graphics software such as CorelDraw, Photoshop, AutoCAD, Illustrator, InkScape, etc. Next, slice your graphic pattern in slicer software. Then, transfer the printing file to your laser printer. With a push of the button on your laser engraving machine, you just need to select the file that you are going to print.
 
What Laser Engraving Machine You can Choose?
As laser engraving is capable of dealing with various materials such as wood, leather, plastic, paper, and etc, the laser engraving machine is always a versatile instrument highly desired by numerous DIY hobbyists.

The CP-01 manufactured by Creality 3D is a 3-in-1 modular 3D printer integrated 3D different functions, 3D printing, laser engraving, CNC carving. The CP-01’s high-precision laser engraving mode enables users to easily produce customized products such as phone cases, signage, engraved photos, architectural models, and 3D designs with support for laser heads of different voltages to engrave on various materials like paper, plastic, wood, and leather.

Designed with a universal modular head, you can easily switch working mode from the other two modes 3D printing or CNC carving to laser engraving. Under the laser engraving printing mode, the printing size turns to 200X200mm.

During the trial testing, engineers from Creality 3D made some impressive laser engraved pictures on CP-01. Let’s take a close look at the outcomes.



Benefits of Laser Engraving
Laser engraving is such an innovative method that can be used on various and unlimited applications. The most common use is for personal use-sculpting artwork, abbreviations and other text on souvenirs is one of the most popular applications for laser engraving machines. For products that require frequent use, engraving is ideal because the dark markings mean that the engraved image will not easily fade over time. Laser engraving is also a high-speed process, which means you can do a lot of engraving per hour, and the process is fully automated except for initial design and testing.
 
It is easy to get started with laser engraving whether you are DIY hobbyist or a professional designer. Laser engraving is such a good way that brings your ideas into ideal products.