Engrave On Flat, Curved And Uneven Surfaces When Using CNC Machines Or Machining Centers.
News Release: Friday, March 31, 2006 1:00 pm EST
Source 2L inc. - Hudson, Massachusetts - 2L inc. announced today that it will be
presenting its’ Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholder and associated 2L
engraving product line at the EASTEC Convention, being held in Springfield,
MA from May 23-25, 2006.
The Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Kit allows machine shop operators to inexpensively add engraving capabilities to a CNC mill. The Kit includes a Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholder, which fits into a standard 3/4" collet or end-mill holder, one solid-carbide engraving tool bit, light spring for engraving aluminum, spring assembly wrenches and the 2L Engraving Software.
According to the company spokesman, "the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool clearly marks tough jobs. Uneven parts with surface variations or curved parts can now be consistently engraved. The Spring Loaded Engraving Tool does this by applying constant pressure to the tool bit as it moves over the surface being engraved. The spring action of the tool allows the engraving tool to float over the inconsistencies of the engraving part. "The most obvious benefit of using the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool," he added, "is that machine operators can engrave on flat, curved, and uneven surfaces without the need for time-consuming setups."
The company spokesman added, "The Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholder is a unique and patented engraving tool specifically designed for CNC milling machines and machining centers." "A useful feature of this tool is that it is not critical that the part you are engraving be perfectly flat on the machine table and there is no need for the machine operator to compensate for minor surface variations using engraving software." "The tools eliminates almost all set-up problems and the typical time-consuming trial-and-error approach in figuring out where to precisely locate the tool on uneven surfaces." Additionally, "complex 3D CAM programs are no longer required to wrap text onto complex surfaces." "To simplify the need for different size tool bits the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool has an integrated collet holder which allows quick change of the engraving tool bits while the Toolholder remains in the machine."
The 2L Engraving Tool Line features products which simplify engraving on a diverse range of materials of most densities including aluminum, plastic, brass, copper, steel, and glass. The 2L Engraving Software creates incremental serial numbers, engraves text, logos and drawings by creating standard g-code that is compatible with any CNC control that recognizes G0 and G1 commands. The Reducing Shaft attachment allows the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool to be held in a one-half-inch collet or end mill holder. The Engraving Depth Controlling Nosepiece allows precise engraving depth control by limiting the tool bit extension from the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool.
The company provides a wide variety of in-stock precision-made carbide engraving tools available for immediate delivery.
To order in-stock items, call 2L inc. at the number noted below, visit its’ web-site, or stop by Booth #5461 in Building #5 at the Eastern States Exposition Center in Springfield, MA beginning on May 23rd.
Please refer all inquiries to the Marketing Department at:
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.