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 8 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
- 4-14-12 – Beagle iPad Smart Cover – In A Flash Laser – For those of you that love your doggies, especially beagles, here is an iPad cover just for you
- 4-13-12 – TBGW Granite Laser Etching Marine Week Appreciation Plaque – YouTube – Video of Thunderbolt Gun Works laser engraving a piece of granite. A little long at 7 minutes, but looks great
- 4-13-12 – TBGW Laser Etching of Business Card Holder – YouTube – Another video from Thunderbolt Gun Works working on a laser engraved business card holder.
- 4-10-12 – Laser Engraving CRKT Columbia River Drifter CR6450S – YouTube – Great video showing some knives being laser engraved for the U.S. Park Police.
- 4-9-12 – Prosthetics get the personal touch – The Republic – Custom prosthetic limbs with a variety of features including chrome, covered in leather, and laser engraved. There are some amazingly creative things people are doing, especially with laser engraving.
- 4-9-12 – Laser engraving a logo 0.5mm deep to an aluminium car part – YouTube – Interesting video of a fiber laser engraving a logo into a car part. This type laser has a digital scanning head with a Galvanometer that aims the beam (take a look at the modern uses of the Galvanometer to see an example). Other type of lasers are flying optics where the lens and mirror go back and forth across the piece while the laser stays perpendicular.
- 4-8-12 – Maingear ALT-15, eX-L 15 and eX-L 17 Notebooks Updates with Fresh New Hardware – Gamers Daily News – Gaming laptop manufacturer updating their product line and offering to laser engrave either the company logo or customer submitted artwork on the laptop. Cool idea
- 4-8-12 – Laser Last Week – 3-25-12 – Book Worm Laser & Design – Wow, another mention of this series. Looks like Google and the world are taking notice.
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.