25 Jul Laser Engraving Printers Vs. 3D Printers
You’ve all heard of laser engraving machines as well of 3D printers. What is the main difference between the two? What can laser engraving machine do that 3D printer can’t? Is it possible to merge the two units into a one, more complex and better unit? To get the answers to these questions, read further through this article.
Laser Engraving Machine
The laser engraving machine is not a new “toy” on the market. It’s been available to us for a while now. What it can do is pretty amazing. Place an item you wish to engrave inside the safety box of the machine, close the lid, and connect your computer design program with your machine. Insert the 3D design of what you wish to engrave from your computer to the device, and look at the magic happening before your eyes. The density of a laser is so high that it burns the surface of the inserted object following the given pattern design. That way, it can engrave letters, images, logos, or anything else that crosses your brilliant mind.
3D printers work differently than laser engraving machines. Connecting your 3D printer to your computer and sending information from your computer to the 3D printer is how the connection is made. Place a suitable material (cartridge) into your 3D printer, and you’re almost there. Now, give your printer instructions of what you wish to print. When the process begins, the printer will slowly melt the material from the cartridge and place layer on top of another layer until it finishes the printing of a given 3D model.
There are big differences between how the two machines work, but imagine if we were able to merge them and make one unit out of them. How would that unit work and how cool would that be?