This tutorial will show you how to add value to stainless steel cutlery using your laser machine. The laser marking process of annealing keeps the sufrace of the material intact.
Stainless steel cutlery
Lego to use as a jig for positioning the items into the laser machine
Laser machine used:
Speedy 360 flexx, 30 W fiber laser
Vacuum table laser processing table
For this sample you can use any Speedy Flexx or Speedy fiber laser.
If you dont use lego for positioning the material into the machine, make sure that the surface is as flat as possible (parallel to the table)
Step by Step
Step 1: Design
Start by importing our template or creating your own design. Send the job to the laser with the following printer driver settings.
Printer driver settings:
Step 2: Laser marking
The next step is to determine and set the laser parameters. These will vary depending on your laser machine and its available laser power.
As a custom jig we have used Lego bricks as they are a practical solution if you have to compensate different heights or define exact positions of the workpieces. This is especially useful when the production of a template does not make sense.
Laser Parameters annealing
Step 3: Post-processing
Thanks to the annealing process no post-processing is necessary. Your cutlery is still dishwasher-proof while the designs will remain intact.