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Beginner Laser Etch Stainless Steel

  • Machine Type:
    Laser / Plasma
    Machine Time:
    About 1 min
    Bit or Laser Size:
    0.1 laser diameter
    Feeds & Speeds:
    50 mm/s and 20 mm/s
    Dry moly lube https://amzn.to/2K5s5CG

    This is not much o a project but a useful process for other projects. Marking metals with CO2 laser its not possible unless you use those expensive Cermark or similar solutions.

    A log time ago i played with the alternative which is Dry Moly Lube and got very good results but never documented the process so i decided to pass this along for others.

    The moly used is the CRC brand.

    Laser is a K40 CO2 modified to a bigger work area, project can be found here UK40OB

    Hope someone finds its useful, thanks

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  1. Michiglenn
    Ariel, you're gonna have to tell me about these k40 mods, that's something I've been wanting to buy and mod lately. This technique is great, thanks for sharing!
      Ariel Yahni likes this.
  2. MaryD
    This will be great for making some custom gifts. Thanks for sharing!
      Kyo and Ariel Yahni like this.
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