Welcome to Laser Last Week where we explore some of the new information being published around the web dealing with laser engraving and assorted services. The focus is on the unique and remarkable, not the mass produced commodity. This week there were 6 links that were interesting enough to make the list. If you have found any that I have missed, please let me know in the comments. Enjoy.
Laser Last Week Links
- 4-21-12 – Birth Announcement Engraved Baseball – Engraved Effects – Here is a product for all those baseball fans. Why stick with normal birth announcements, why not get your new bundle of joy’s information laser engraved on a baseball.
- 4-21-12 – Laser engraved rings – Laserstar.net – A page with some great information and a video showing a pattern being laser engraved on a ring. Very interesting stuff.
- 4-20-12 – Laser cut seaweed for sushi rolls – Ponoko – An ad agency in Japan came up with the idea of laser cutting the sheets of seaweed for sushi rolls. Very creative and eye catching.
- 4-20-12 – Traditional Embroidery vs Laser Etching with Permabiss NGL Laser – YouTube – Have you ever considered laser engraving a logo on to a shirt instead of embroidery? Here is a video showing a head-to-head video showing a microfiber fleece being laser engraved multiple times before the embroidery machine can finish the design on a different shirt.
- 4-17-12 – Laser induced backside wet and dry etching of solar glass by short pulse ytterbium fiber laser irradiation – Journal of Laser Applications – Here is a journal article about laser engraving solar cells to increase their efficiency. Interesting concept, especially considering what they had to do to get the Fiber laser they are using to actually etch on glass. CO2 lasers are much better suited for glass engraving due to the wavelength of the laser.
- 4-16-12 – Laser Marking & Laser Engraving on Plastic – YouTube – A very interesting video showing some production laser engraving. It is hard to tell what kind of laser they are using but often, Fiber lasers have mirrors controlled by a Galvanometer instead of a mirror and lens that goes back and forth.
I hope you learned something about laser engraving today and how it can be used. What was your favorite link? Leave a comment and let me know.