Technical points of laser engraving wood
1. Logs (raw wood)
Wood is by far the most commonly used laser processing material and is easy to engrave and cut. Light-colored wood like birch, cherry or maple is well vaporized by lasers and is therefore more suitable for engraving. Each type of wood has its own characteristics, some of which are dense, such as hardwood, which requires greater laser power for engraving or cutting. We recommend that the engraving characteristics be studied first before carving less familiar wood.
Sometimes customers may ask you to engrave on plywood. In fact, this is not much different from carving on wood. Just a little attention, the depth of engraving should not be too deep. The glued reverse edge after cutting will also be black like wood. The key is to see which wood the plywood is made from.
3, wood cutting
The depth of laser engraving machine cutting wood is generally not deep, within 5mm, because the laser power is small, such as slow speed cutting will cause wood burning. For specific operations, try using large-size lenses and repeating them.
After wood carving, there will generally be a feeling of being burned. Matching the color of the wood has an original artistic beauty. The depth of the color depends mainly on the laser power and the engraving speed. But some woods are usually softer in texture, and you can't change their color anyway (eg birch). Sometimes customers may ask you to color the finished product, using acrylic paint.
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