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Portable Engraver for tools?

Discussion in 'CNC Routers & Engravers' started by backwoodsgirl, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. backwoodsgirl

    backwoodsgirl Member

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    Hey gang.
    My biggest sign customer is a facility that employs many mechanics. With that comes many tools, laptops, electronics. They’re looking for someone to come in and engrave the company name on every tool which would range from wrenches to air tools, laptops, cell phones etc. we’re talking thousands of tools. To deter theft.
    Im a sign maker but know nothing about engravers.... but I’m sure I’d get this engraving job if I could pull it off. So, Is there a type of engraver that would be suitable for this and also be portable enough that I could take it on site a few times a year? What’s the learning curve on software to run such machines? TIA!
     
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  2. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Dot peen marker, for sure.


    JB
     
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  3. rossmosh

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    A fiber laser probably would be best but even then you have to understand there is setup involved. Also some materials either can't or shouldn't be engraved.

    With so many variables, the job will have complexity. What they're looking to accomplish isn't a small ask.
     
  4. Glavin_ID

    Glavin_ID Member

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    If they want an actual physical engraving, Vision Mark has a nice small rotary machine that is portable. Others above are correct though, there is no single technology that will be able to mark all of their stuff. You may need to employ multiple technologies to be able to mark everything.
     
  5. backwoodsgirl

    backwoodsgirl Member

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    So I understand, a fiber laser can engrave all uncoated metals?

    And a dual source co2/fiber engraver can do metals, plastics, wood?
     
  6. backwoodsgirl

    backwoodsgirl Member

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    No worries, Small task isn’t my thing ;)believe it or not I am teachable.
     
  7. 2CT Media

    2CT Media Major Contributor

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    I would get a portable galvo fiber and galvo co2 and you should be able to do it all.
     
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