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1/4" Diameter - Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool

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
  • Engrave flat, curved and uneven surfaces.
  • Obtain depth in your engraving of engraved letters, lines, logos, etc. using a variety of engraving tool styles, angles, and tip widths/radius.
  • Dramatically reduce set up and cycle times.
  • Engrave Aluminum, Steel, Stainless Steel, Plastic, Brass, Tool Steel, and many other materials.
  • Etch or Scribe Glass, Stone, Granite and Ceramic as well as Deburr and Polish Parts.

1/4" (.250") Diameter Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool
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1/4" Shaft - Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool

We manufacture five different size Spring Loaded Engraving Tools to fit virtually any CNC machine.

If you require a different size see all here.

 

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

1/2 diameter Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Shown with Depth Controlling Nosepiece

Standard Size Spring Loaded Engraving Tool in action on Round Stock for CNC Mill


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.

    Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Marking System for CNC Milling Machines
  • 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).

    Carbide Point Engraving Tool engraves small letters with a Spring Loaded Tool

  • 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
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1/4" (0.25") Diameter
Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Kit

Catalog No.: 10381


Each Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool is sold in a kit that includes all the items needed to start engraving using your cnc mill.


This Kit includes:
  • 1/4" (0.25") diameter Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool.
  • Light Force Spring (Cat. No. 10383).
  • Solid Carbide Engraving Tool: 3/16" diameter engraving tool, .020" tip width (Catalog No. C-1875x2.0-60-.020-G).  Note: The Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tools hold only 3/16" diameter cutters.
  • 3/16" End Cap Wrench (Cat. No. 10389).
  • Hex Wrench (Cat. No.: 10322).
  • Set Screw (Cat. No.: 10323).
  • Complete Instructions for use.
  • Sturdy reusable plastic storage case.
  • The Light Version of the 2L Engraving Software (download version) with one 2L Single Line Engraving Font is provided FREE OF CHARGE.

1/4" dia. Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Kit

Catalog No.: 10381
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Price: $345.00 each
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1-4 diameter Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Kit

Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Kit
1/4" Diameter Shaft


Popular Engraving Tools
for Use with Spring Loaded Engraving Tools

Tough Tip Engraving ToolENGRAVING TOOLS

 
Tough Tip Engraving Tool for:

 -  Stainless Steel
 -  Tool Steel
 -  Gun Steel,
 -  Hastelloy
 -  Inconel
 -  & more 

Standard Conical Engraving ToolENGRAVING TOOLS

 
General Purpose Engraving Tool for:

 -  Steels,
 -  Aluminum
 -  & more

Conical Ballnose ToolENGRAVING TOOLS


Conical Ballnose Tool Engraving Tool for:

 -  Aluminums
 -  Plastic
 -  Acrylics
 -  & more
View all Engraving Tool Bits
Popular Accessories
for use with 1/4" Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool
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Springs

Springs for the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool
 

  • Springs provide force against the tool bit.
  • Stronger tension Springs can be used to apply greater force when engraving harder materials.
  • Light Tension Spring - is included with each Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Kit and can be used for most general purpose engraving (plastic, aluminum, etc.).
  • Medium Tension Spring - can be used for Steel, SS, Irons.
  • Heavy Tension Spring - can be used for Steel, etc., for greater depth of cut.
  • Extra Heavy Tension Spring - Can be used for Steel, etc., for greater depth of cut.
These Springs are for use with the Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tools  Catalog No's. #10382, #10381, #10506.

Medium Spring

Catalog No.: 10384
Quantity:

Price: $4.50 each


Heavy Spring

Catalog No.: 10385
Quantity:

Price: $4.50 each


Extra Heavy Spring

Catalog No.: 10386
Quantity:

Price: $4.50 each

Engraving Depth Control Nosepieces:

Plastic Depth Control Nosepiece
Aluminum Depth Control Nosepiece


For use with Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tools to control the depth of engraving in increments of 0.001".

Plastic and Aluminum Nosepieces for the Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tools

  • Available in aluminum and plastic for engraving on softer materials such as plastic, brass or copper.
  • The plastic nosepiece is suggested for very soft plastic where scratching may be possible.
  • Tip gradations of 0.001 can be achieved and easily modified to control the exposure of the cutting tool to the engraved part.
  • Each Nosepiece includes one set screw.

Plastic Depth Control Nosepiece

Catalog No.: 10387
Quantity:

Price: $45.00 each


Aluminum Depth Control Nosepiece

Catalog No.: 10388
Quantity:

Price: $45.00 each

 

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