The length of time it takes to produce an item is a very important part of the production process. A custom template is a very useful way to save time when laser engraving, especially when you have to engrave multiple components in one process. Depending on job size you can create multiple templates to fit different components, while making templates that fit your laser machine bed is an excellent way to maximise production output.
An example to illustrate the benefits of a template are ballpoint pens. To engrave a single pen takes 30 seconds, while engraving 104 ballpoint pens takes 30 minutes (machine dependant). To do this you can use a single template which is the size of the working area of the machine, which allows all pens to be engraved in a single process step. This removes the time consuming, accurate placement of pens. Follow our tutorial and discover how to create your own custom template for laser engraving products
Tutorial: Creating templates