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February 1, 2010
PRO Engraving Software Program with added Photograph Importing Features is now available.

 The PRO CAD/CAM Engraving Software Program now imports bitmap files or photographs and converts them into lines which can be engraved.
 
All three versions of the PRO Engraving Software now incorporate this bitmap importing and editing feature, PRO 1 for standard 3 axis cnc machines, PRO 2 for rotary (4) axis cnc milling machines and multi-axis lathes, and PRO 3 which allows engraving 2D Data Matrix Barcodes on 3 or 4 axis cnc machines.  The bitmap importing and editing feature allows the user to import JPG, BMP and GIF bitmap images and convert them into lines which can be engraved.
 
January 12, 2010
2L Inc.'s PRO 3 Engraving Software Program for Producing 2D Data Matrix Barcodes is Now Available.

2D Data Matrix Engraving Software The PRO 3 Engraving Software Program creates G-code programs for producing 2D Data Matrix Barcodes on 3 or 4 axis cnc milling machines or multi axis lathes.

It allows users to mark directly on parts (DPM Ė Direct Part Marking) using standard 2L engraving tools and the cnc equipment they already have. There is no special equipment or machines required to begin engraving the barcodes.
 
December 18, 2009
New "Carbide Point Engraving Tools" Designed for Engraving Text in sizes of 0.030" and larger are now in stock. Carbide Point Engraving Tool for very small engraving

The Carbide Point Engraving Tool has been developed to meet the needs of companies requiring very small or fine engraving of numbers, text and lines and is for use with the patented Spring Loaded Engraving Tools from 2L. 

"In our own testing using the Carbide Point Tool, 2L has successfully engraved letters 0.030" (0.76mm) tall with a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool on both steel and aluminum."
 
Spring Loaded Engraving ToolOctober 21, 2009
2L inc's Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholder for CNC Engraving is Now Available in 20 mm Metric Size

Five Different Diameter Spring Loaded Engraving Tools Are Now In Stock For Use With Virtually any CNC Machine.

Engrave flat, curved and uneven surfaces with your cnc milling machine. Increase production and decrease engraving cycle times.

 

October 12, 2009
2L incís PRO 1 and PRO 2 Engraving Software Programs for cnc machine engraving are now available.


The PRO 1 and PRO 2 Engraving Software Programs are full featured, simple to use drawing programs that produce standard G-code nc files that are compatible with virtually any cnc controller. February 9, 2009
Large Size Vacuum Chucks and Modular Vacuum Chucks are now available for workholding different size parts.

 
2L Vacuum Chucks are now available in two larger Pallet Sizes of 18" x 36" and 24" x 48".





 
3/8 inch diameter Mini Spring Loaded Engraving ToolNovember 5, 2008
2L inc' s Spring Loaded Engraving Tool For Engraving Curved, Flat and Uneven Surfaces Is Now Available In A New Mini Size 3/8" Diameter To Accommodate Smaller CNC Machines.  Spring Loaded Engraving Tools For CNC Machine Engraving Are Now Available In Four Sizes To Fit Virtually Any CNC Machine.

 
October 24, 2008 
Armor Mills for Machining Granite, Stone, Armorplate, And Other Hard Materials Are Now Available As In-Stock Items. Effective for milling Granite, Stone, Marble, Armorplate, Hardened Steel, Bricks, Ceramic Tiles, and more. It is also effective at drilling into and removing broken high speed steel and cobalt steel taps and drill bits.


September 2, 2008 
2L inc. Engraving Tool Starter Kits Are Now Available
As In-Stock Items.   2L inc.'s popular solid carbide engraving tools are now available in preconfigured Engraving Tool Starter Kits.  Starter Kits include a selection of 5 popular styles of 2L's precision solid-carbide engraving tools.

 

Spring into engraving action with a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool... June 2008
The 2L Spring Loaded Engraving Tool was highlighted in CTE Magazine in the June 2008 Issue, Pages 96-97. 

The article "Spring into Engraving Action" highlighted the solution provided by using the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool to Hoosier Tool and Die while engraving uneven surfaces using a cnc machine.


 

April 18, 2008 
Precision Micro-Profiler Engraving Tools for small engraving and machining are now available in narrower included angles and micro small tip widths.  Micro-Profiler Engraving Tools are now available in stock with 1/8" diameter shanks, 15 and 30 degree included angles and tip widths of .002" and .005".


February 26, 2008
2L Replaceable Vacuum Chuck Top Plate Allows Drilling Through Workpieces.  Replaceable Vacuum Chuck Top Plate is now available for use with 2L Modular Vacuum Chuck Systems.


September 21, 2007
High Performance, Conical Ballnose Engraving Tools for Standard and Reverse 3D Engraving Applications Are Now Available.  "Testing has demonstrated that the 2L Conical Ballnose Engraving Tool can withstand higher cutting forces than standard Ballnose End Mills or tapered Ballnose End Mills."


June 7, 2007
Modular Vacuum Chuck System is Now Available in Multiple Pallet Configurations.


May 16, 2007
The Spring Loaded Engraving Tool is now available in a Mini Size for Smaller CNC Machines with 1/4", 1/2" or 3/4" shanks for CNC machines which have limited distance between the spindle and the workpiece table.


March 20, 2007
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 by 76% using the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool for CNC Milling Machines.


March 7, 2007
Tough Tip Engraving Tools for Engraving Steel and Stainless Steel are Now Available as In-Stock items. 2L inc.'s Patent Pending Tough Tip Engraving Tool addresses the issue of tip breakage when engraving tougher materials such as stainless steel.


September 27, 2006
Innovative Design Improves CNC Workholding and Fixturing. Flexible Systems Offer Quick Part Prototyping And Effective High Production Machining.


September 5, 2006
High Performance Engraving Tools and Cutters For Multiple Applications Available As IN-STOCK Items.


August 1, 2006
Variable Speed Oil Skimmer System Allows Flexible Removal Of Coolant Contaminates.


March 29, 2006
2L inc. Engraving CAM Software Creates Incremental Serial Numbers, Engraves Text, Logos and Drawings On CNC Machines And Machining Centers.


March 31, 2006
Simplify Engraving Of Complex Parts On A CNC Machine Using The Patented Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholder


March 24, 2006
High Performance Engraving Tools For Multiple Applications Available As In-Stock Items.


March 23, 2006
Solution For Achieving High Engraving Depth Tolerances Found.


March 22, 2006
Adjustable Venturi Vacuum Generator Permits Effective Work-Holding And Fixturing With No Maintenance And Maximum Flexibility.


March 17, 2006
Variable Speed Oil Skimmer System Allows Flexible Removal Of Coolant Contaminates.


December 16, 2005
Inexpensive Noise Reduction Now Possible with 2L No-Clog Air Exhaust Silencers.


August 2, 2006
Solution for High Engraving Depth Solutions Found.


October 9, 2004
A new version of the Engraving 2L CAM Software is released for programming cnc milling type machines.


April 27, 2004
Venturi Vacuum generator for workholding and fixturing creates a vacuum using compressed air.


April 23, 2004
No-clog air tool silencer quiets exhaust air from air tools, air guns, blow molds and other pneumatic systems.


April 21, 2004
Solid Carbide Engraving Tools are now stocked in 1/8, 3/16, and 1/4 inch diameters with engraving tip widths from .005 to .030 and tip angles of 30 and 60 degrees.


September 2003
American Machinist Magazine - The Spring Loaded Engraving Tool from 2L inc., features a special floating design that lets it clearly mark flat, curved or uneven surfaces.


August 2003
New Equipment Digest - CNC Mill Engraving Tool adapts mill for parts-marking in-house.


April 4, 2003
Engraving Tools are now stocked in 1/8", 3/16", and 1/4" diameters with engraving tip widths from .005" to .030".

November 27, 2002
The Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholder and its related engraving and product marking accessories are now available.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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