This segment from the 2017 MJSA Journal November issue is dedicated to metals, tools, software and more that aids jewelers and designers in their quest to create their masterpieces. In this article we talk about Engraving Machines.
BestBuilt BB5S Ring and Pendant Engraver
Suitable for use on nearly every kind of metal, including gold, silver, and stainless steel, the BestBuilt BB5S is a multi-purpose engraver that can engrave both the inner and outer diameters of rings and pendants. Lightweight and portable, the engraver features Bluetooth technology, allowing users to wirelessly transmit their designs to the printer. In addition, the engraver comes with a tablet and supports touch-interface so users can engrave handwritten messages. Weighing 46 lbs., it offers an engraving area of 120 mm X by 100 mm Y by 30 mm Z. Contact: A&A Jewelry Supply, 319 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90014; 1-213-627-8004; fax 627-1653; e-mail email@example.com; aajewelry.com.
Smaller and more economical than the EnSet Original system, the Enset Compact is a space-saving hand engraving, stone setting, and finishing system. Featuring one handpiece port, the system offers a variable speed range from 1 to 1,500 strikes per minute, allowing the user to intuitively reduce the speed for tight turns or speed up for major cuts of background removal. Designed to use less compressed air than the amount other editions use, the system has a built-in regulator and a versatile wood-handled handpiece suitable for engraving everything from light bulino in soft metals to deep cuts in titanium simply by changing the striker weights. The unit measures 7.75 inches high by 4.5 inches wide by 4.5 inches deep. Contact: Engraver.com (Precision Artistry LLC), 8 Atkinson Drive, Unit 531, Doylestown, PA 18901; 1-215-512- 6258; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; engraver.com.
BestBuilt BB1S Ring Engraver
Recently redesigned, the BestBuilt BB1S Ring Engraver can easily engrave the curved surfaces on the inside and outside of rings. A handheld tablet pre-loaded with Magic Art 5 software is included with the system, and the addition of Bluetooth technology allows users to wirelessly transmit their designs to the engraver. Suitable for light-duty engraving, the system can be used to engrave a range of metals, including platinum, gold, silver, titanium, and stainless steel. Available with laser centering, a tool tray, and an internal electric switch, the unit has a maximum engraving area of 140 mm X by 100 mm Y by 38.5 mm Z. In addition, the system can engrave items with a maximum diameter of 40 mm and an inside diameter of 30 mm. Contact: Paul H. Gesswein & Co. Inc., 201 Hancock Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605; 1-203-366-5400; fax 366- 3953; e-mail email@example.com; gesswein.com. Stuller Inc., 302 Rue Louis XIV, Lafayette, LA 70508; 1-800-877-7777; fax 800-444-4741; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; stuller.com.
3802 Series FiberCube Compact Laser Engraving Systems
Offering a space-saving footprint, the 3802 Series FiberCube Compact is a turnkey marking, engraving, and cutting system that can be used on almost any type of material. Designed and built specifically for the jewelry industry, the system can be used to engrave text, serial numbers, bar codes, logos,
2-D and 3-D contours, colors, textures, and graphic/digital images. It has a wide range of applications, including flat surfaces, advanced integrated XYZ motion for step-and-repeat marking, or coordinated rotary motion for marking around a circumference. Available in 10 to 100 watt power levels, the laser measures 30 inches long by 16 inches wide by 27 inches high (762 mm long by 406 mm wide by 686 mm high). Contact: LaserStar Technologies Corp., One Industrial Court, Riverside, RI 02915; 1-401-438-1500; fax 866-516-3043; e-mail email@example.com; laserstar.net.
3803 Series FiberCube XL Laser Engraving System
Designed to offer speed, reliability, and flexibility, the 3803 Series FiberCube XL is a turnkey marking, engraving, and cutting system suitable for a wide range of applications, including flat surfaces, advanced integrated XYZ motion for step-and-repeat laser marking, or coordinated rotary motion for engraving around a circumference. Featuring an extra large footprint, the system can laser engrave small to large parts as well as a large array of parts at one time. It can be used for jewelry engraving operations such as text identification, serial numbers, bar codes, logos, 2-D and 3-D contours, colors, textures, and graphic/digital images. With a pulse frequency of 1 to 500 kHz, the system measures 33 inches long by 37 inches wide by 34 inches high (838 mm by 940 mm by 864 mm). It comes with accessories for marking around a circumference. Contact: LaserStar Technologies Corp., One Industrial Court, Riverside, RI 02915; 1-401-438-1500; fax 866-516-3043; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; laserstar.net.