Laser Engraving and 3D Printing
Coming this Fall of 2017 to MTI Photography
We offer high quality laser engraving and 3D printing services. In need of a special token favor, or, gift? Have a special project or client that needs a personal touch? MTI Photography now offers a low cost affordable option, to engrave on most substrates. With our custom machine, we can produce high quality, repeatable results. If you are business owner, hobbyist, or a client, you can add a personal touch to your specific projects.
What material can be engraved?
Acrylic can be be engraved very beautifully. It produces a sharp, clean and frosted image. Engraved images and texts can be color-filled. Engraving depth can be customized to your specifications.
Corian is a man-made material. When engraved, it produces sharp and clean image. Engraved images and texts can be color-filled. Engraving depth can be customized to your specifications.
- Woods/Natural Materials
The laser power required here is often less than what it takes to cut through. Hardwoods like walnut, oak, mahogany and maple produce excellent results. Softwoods can be judiciously engraved but tend to vaporize at less-consistent depths. Hard papers and fiberboard work well; linty papers and newsprint are like softwoods. Fur is not engraveable; finished leathers though can be laser-engraved with a look very similar to hot-branding. Certain latex rubber compounds can be laser engraved; for example, these can be used to fabricate inking-stamps. When paper masking tape is used as a pre-engraving overcoat on finished and resin woods, cleanup is a matter of picking the tape off and out of the unengraved areas, which is easier than removing the sticky and smoky surround "halos" (and requires no varnish-removing chemicals).
Both cast and extruded acrylic can generally be laser engraved pretty well. Other plastics may be successfully engraved, but orderly experimentation on a sample piece is recommended. Expanded plastics, foams and vinyl generally are candidates for routing rather than laser engraving.
MTI Photography can etch a variety of metals such as aluminum, brass, copper, steel and stainless steel. We do not cut metals.
- Coated metals
Coated metals can be engraved well. Laser engraving metal plates are manufactured with a finely-polished metal, coated with an enamel paint made to be "burned off".
When a laser is used to engrave on glass, it fractures the glass surface. With the right settings, excellent results can be achieved
- Company Logos
- High-end Promotional Products
- Electrical covers and plates
- Restaurant Supplies
- wedding invitations, albums, picture frames
- Serial numbers
- Lot Numbers
- Production Codes
- ID Matrix Codes/QR Codes
- Part Numbers
- Tracking Information
- Electronic Devices
Maximum engraving area is 20" w. x 12" h. x 1/2" d.