Engrave Curved, Flat and Uneven Surfaces Using a CNC Milling Machine.
Spring Loaded Engraving Tools simplify engraving and marking and reduce cycle times when engraving using your CNC Machine.
The patented design of the Spring Loaded Tool allows the engraving toolbit to float over inconsistencies and variations in your part for a more consistent engraving.
|1/4" (6.35 mm) Diameter|
Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool
Catalog No. 10381
1/4" (.250") Diameter Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool
We manufacture five different size Spring Loaded Engraving Tools to fit virtually any CNC machine.
2L Spring Loaded Engraving
Tools are designed, produced and patented by 2L inc., and manufactured in our
facility in Massachusetts, USA.
* The Spring Loaded Engraving Tool is covered by U.S. Patents 6,834,434, 7,093,368, 7,607,871 and a pending utility patent application.
1/4" Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Shown with Depth Control Nosepiece
Additional Details of the 1/4" Diameter Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool:
- ENGRAVE USING YOUR EXISTING CNC MACHINE
No need for dedicated engraving machines or marking systems. Use the CNC milling equipment you already have for marking and engraving parts. Engrave using your CNC milling machine without removing the part from the machining set up or vise.
- ENGRAVE UNEVEN, CURVED AND FLAT SURFACES
Spring loaded design compensates for uneven or curved material surfaces and provides constant pressure to the engraving toolbit as it moves over the surface being engraved. Slight surface variations from part to part no longer create illegible engraving when engraving with the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool. The toolbit floats back and forth within the toolholder to move over inconsistencies in the part. See engraving examples.
- COMPENSATES FOR VARYING PART HEIGHT AND SURFACES
Provides .40" of Travel to the Toolbit and compensates for variations in the material surface. It is not critical that the part being engraved is perfectly flat on the machine table.
- IMPROVE TOOL BIT LIFE
Spring loaded design allows the tool bit to move over the contour of the part minimizing possible breakage or wear when engraving inconsistent materials and workpieces. A wide range of engraving tools can be used in the Spring Loaded Engraving Tools. 2L's Engraving Tool Bits are designed and tested for maximum performance of the Spring Loaded Tools. We test and manufacture bits to engrave many materials, such as Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Tool Steel, Acrylic, and more. View all 2L Engraving Tools.
- USE FOR ROTATING OR DRAG/SCRATCH ENGRAVING
The Spring Loaded Engraving Tool can be rotated to use rotating cutting Engraving Tools or held stationary for scratch engraving with Diamond Engraving Tools for hard materials such as glass engraving, stone engraving, tile engraving, etc.
- REDUCE ENGRAVING CYCLE TIMES UP TO 84%
Rapid Tool (G0) into the part and use the suggested feed rates (instead of slow feed). The engraving cycle times can be dramatically reduced by up to 84%. View cycle time comparisons and Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Speeds and Feeds.
- SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE SET UP TIMES
In production applications set up times can be reduced dramatically. As the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool compensates for height variations from part to part, there is no need to relocate each part when loaded into the CNC machine.
- ENGRAVE SOFT, HARD AND DIFFICULT TO MARK MATERIALS
Engrave or mark most materials of various hardness from Plastic to Hardened Steel. Use different tension springs to vary the force against the toolbit. Easy Spring changes provide deeper or lighter engraving marks.
- QUICK TOOL BIT CHANGES.
There is no need to remove the Spring Loaded Tool from the machine to change toolbits. The Mini Spring Loaded Tool holds 3/16" Diameter Engraving Tools.
- ENGRAVE TEXT, NUMBERS, SYMBOLS, LOGOS, LINES & MORE 10 pt (.085") HIGH
Typical engraving of text height of 10 pts (.085") and larger is possible using a wide variety of standard engraving tool styles and sizes.
- VERY SMALL ENGRAVING POSSIBLE - 0.030" LETTERS.
Engrave very fine lines and letters as small as .030" high using the Carbide Point Engraving Tool and a Heavy Spring with a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool (example below).
- ENGRAVE GLASS, STONE, GRANITE.
Engrave glass, stone, granite and ceramic using a Diamond Tip Engraving Tool in the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool. The Diamond Tool will produce very fine lines. View Example of glass engraving
- POLISH, BUFF, AND DEBURR.
Use brushes and polishing wheels in the Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholder to polish, buff and deburr.
- PRECISE DEPTH OF ENGRAVING.
Control engraving depth in 0.001" increments using the Engraving Depth Control Nosepiece System. The Nosepiece System is effective when engraving very soft materials using a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool.
FREE ENGRAVING SOFTWARE.
The Light Version of the 2L Engraving Software (download version) is provided FREE of charge with the purchase of a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Kit. The Light Version converts any font into standard g code for engraving using CNC or milling machine. View LIGHT version features of the 2L Engraving Software.
ADDITIONAL ENGRAVING SOFTWARE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE.
For increased engraving software functionality, 2L offers several software programs and single line engraving fonts.
- PRO 1: 3 Axis engraving software - CAD/CAM engraving software program, serialize part #s, logos, drawing, etc.
- PRO 2: 4 Axis engraving software - CAD/CAM engraving program for 3/4 axis and rotary lathes.
- PRO 3: 2D data matrix barcode engraving software - 2D data matrix barcodes, CAD/CAM, serial numbers.
- Single Line Engraving Fonts for use with all the 2L Engraving Software Programs.
- For details on all the 2L Engraving Software Programs <<< click here >>>.
|1/4" (12.7 mm) Diameter Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Kit|
1/4" (0.25") Diameter
|Popular Engraving Tools
for Use with Spring Loaded Engraving Tools
Tough Tip Engraving Tool for:
- Stainless Steel
- Tool Steel
- Gun Steel,
- & more
General Purpose Engraving Tool for:
- & more
Conical Ballnose Tool Engraving Tool for:
- & more
|View all Engraving Tool Bits|
for use with 1/4" Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool
These Springs are for use with the Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tools Catalog No's. #10382, #10381, #10506.
Engraving Depth Control Nosepieces:
For use with Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tools to control the depth of engraving in increments of 0.001".