American Machinist

Engrave on a CNC mill.(Technology Trends)

A SIMPLE KIT LETS SHOPS inexpensively add engraving capabilities to a CNC mill, reports its manufacturer, 2L inc. of Hudson, Mass. The company has packaged its Spring Loaded Engraving Tool, which fits into a standard 3/4-in. collet or end-mill holder along with a solid-carbide engraving toolbit, toilet nut wrench, and engraving software.

According to the company, the engraving tool clearly marks tough jobs, such as parts that vary slightly in size from piece to piece or serial numbers on round pipe. It does this by providing constant pressure to the engraving toolbit as it moves over the surface being engraved. …

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