Significant Cycle Time Reductions Obtained When Engraving With A CNC Mill Using The Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholder and the Tough Tip Engraving Tool.
Decrease Engraving Cycle Times 76 - 84% using the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool, the Engraving Tool for CNC Milling Machines.
News Release: Tuesday, March 20, 2007, 12:00pm EST
Source 2L inc - Hudson, Massachusetts - 2L inc. announced today that its' Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholder and Tough Tip Engraving Tool significantly decrease cycle times and increase your tip life when engraving stainless steel using a CNC Mill.
"The Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholder offers a considerable benefit to machine operators requiring decreased cycle times when engraving in high production environments" the company spokesman noted. "As more and more jobs are outsourced overseas, US companies are seeking proven ways to decrease their costs and production time to maintain a competitive edge; the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool can perform the engraving in one-quarter the time" continued the spokesman.
The Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholder allows operators to engrave flat, curved and uneven surfaces using a CNC milling machine. Its' patented design allows the engraving tool bit to float over inconsistencies in the engraving material and to be operated at much faster feedrates in comparison to engraving with a rigid tool. Instead of slowly feeding into each engraving line as with a rigid tool, using the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool, the operator makes rapid moves into the material at the start of each engraving line; therefore the cycle time is decreased significantly.
Engraving Cycle Time Comparison
Spring Loaded Engraving Tool vs. Rigid Tool
|Spring Loaded Tool||Rigid Tool|
|Material||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|RPM||3000 RPM||3000 RPM|
|Cutting Feed Rate (IPM)||13||6|
|Plunge Feed Rate (IPM)||250||3|
|Clearance Plane (Rapid Height)||.125"||.125"|
|Depth of Engraving||.005"||.005"|
|# of Characters||25||25|
|Cycle Time per Part||47 seconds||194 seconds|
|Cycle Time Reduction||
147 seconds (2.45 minutes) per part
76% less time engraving!
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"As well, the combined use of the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool in conjunction with our newest patent pending engraving tool, the Tough Tip Engraving Tool, offers an additional benefit when engraving and marking harder materials" the spokesman added. "The Tough Tip Engraving Tool is designed to offer more tool strength and last longer when engraving Stainless Steel". He added, "Using both the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool and the Tough Tip Engraving Tool offers a collective benefit of decreased cycle times, longer tool life, and the ability to engrave difficult materials.
Tough Tip Engraving Tools are solid carbide, in diameters of 1/8", 3/16", 11/64" and 1/4", lengths of 2", 4.5" and 6.5" and tip widths of .010", .015", .020", and .030".
2L provides a wide variety of in-stock Engraving, Workholding and Industrial Products available for same day shipment.
Please refer all inquiries to:
4 Kane Industrial Drive
P.O. Box 105
Hudson, MA 01749
About 2L inc. Since 1998, 2L inc. has been designing, developing, manufacturing, and distributing innovative tools and product solutions for the manufacturing, engraving, and industrial markets.