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July 16, 2013

Engraving Tool Starter Kits are now available in metric sizes!

2L Engraving Tool Starter Kits are now available in 6 mm diameter tools!

Each Starter Kit Includes six (6) of our most popular engraving tools: Tough Tip Tool, Tough Tip for Aluminum, Conical Ballnose, Standard Conical General Purpose, Standard Conical for Soft Materials, and Engraving Chamfer Tool.

See all Starter Kits here.


8 x 12 Vacuum Chuck Top Plate

July 12, 2013 

Replaceable Vacuum Chuck Top Plates now available in new sizes!.

The Top Plates protect the surface of the Vacuum Chuck when cutting through workpieces. Different grid patterns are available to closely match the workpiece.  The Top Plate is secured to the surface of the Vacuum Chuck and protects the surface of the Vacuum Chuck.


2D Data Matrix UID Tool bit

April 12, 2013

As You Requested - More Included Angles Now Available for the 2D Data Matrix Tool.  This tool is now available in 60° , 90° and 120° Included Angles.

The 2D Data Matrix Tool is used for 2D Data Matrix Marking and UID Barcoding, and is also used to engrave very fine lettering and numbers, and is very effective to used to engrave plated materials that are prone to plating chipping.

More Info here.
 

 


Composite Engraving ToolMarch 22, 2013

New Composite Tool for cutting and marking composite materials, carbon fiber, Glass Fiber, Graphite, Abrasive Materials, PCB Boards,
Copper, Epoxy, Wood Composites, and more.

More Info here.

 

 


November 1, 2012

NEW Video Released!  Machine and Engrave Graphite.

Machine rough and porous Graphite using a 2L inc. Modular Vacuum Chuck and a 3" face mill. Engrave Graphite using a 2L Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholder and Solid Carbide 2L Composite Engraving Tool Bit. View the new video here.


March 9, 2012

More NEW Videos!  8" x 12" Modular Vacuum Chucks demonstration.

Modular Vacuum Chucks - demonstration and use of 2L Modular Vacuum Chucks and Vacuum Pump Systems. View Videos Here.


February 15, 2012

NEW Videos!  Engraving Software Program - perform 2D Data Matrix Barcoding using PRO 3 Engraving Software Programs.

The 2L PRO 3 Engraving Software Program performs 2D Data Matrix Barcoding, performs direct part Marking, creates detailed engraving layouts, engrave text, logos, images sequential part numbers and more. View Videos Here.


January 3, 2012

Download the new Free 2L Speeds and Feeds Calculator.

The 2L Speeds and Feeds calculator can quickly convert ipm to rpm. Download Free Program Here.
 


October 1, 2011

New October 2011 Catalog is now available.

Download our catalog from the web site, or request a mailed catalog today.





June 5, 2011

Engraving Tool Starter Kits Update!

We have added the very popular Tough Tip Engraving Tools for Aluminum to our Engraving Tool Starter Kits.

Now get a variety of 6 of our most popular tool bits in one kit, to engrave a variety of martials.


New May 2011 Catalog is now available.

Download our catalog from the web site, or request a mailed catalog today.




May 17 - 19, 2011

THANK YOU to everyone that visited our booth at the EASTEC 2011 Trade Show in W. Springfield, MA.

We enjoyed meeting our existing and new customers!

If you have any questions on our products, please contact us!



January 3, 2011

Extended Tool Holder for holding 1/8" tool bits available


New Straight Shank Engraving Tool Extension is available. 

3/8" overall diameter Tool Holder is used for operations where an extra long tool is needed to reach into deep cavities or pockets and where larger diameter collet holding devices will not allow getting close enough to the cavity or pocket walls.

The Tool Holder holds 1/8 (0.125) diameter tools and allows changing of the cutting tools from the front without removing the tool holder from the spindle.




June 30, 2010

New JULY 2010 2L Catalog is now available.  Download the catalog from the web site, or request a mailed catalog.




March 2010

Demo Program is now available for the PRO 1 and PRO 2 Engraving Software Programs.

The PRO 1 and PRO 2 Engraving Software demonstration program is now available.  Download the Demo Program and review the  functionality of both the PRO 1 and PRO 2 versions. Create multiple layers of text, objects, images, lines, incrementing serial numbers and more. Control text orientation, alignment, spacing, and size of multiple instances of text. See 4th axis rotary engraving capabilities, engraving on a radius, and much more.

Request your Demo Now




February 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 2010Pro 3, 2D data matrix engraving software

PRO 3 - 2D Data Matrix Engraving Software is now available.

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 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.  Read More.



Countersink Depth Stop January 2010

CNC Countersink Depth Stop Tool is now available.

The CNC Countersink Depth Stop maintains precise countersink depth control on materials with tolerance variations.

Spring compresses up to 0.375 to compensate for material variations.  The depth of cut can be adjusted in 0.001 increments.

Tool shank fits into a standard 1/2 collet or End Mill holder.

Various size collets can be used in the tool to hold countersinks up to 5/8 (0.625 - 16mm).  Use with 2L Standard Countersinks  or Countersinks with Pilots.

A replaceable plastic nosepiece reduces marring of the workpiece.



January 2010

2D datamatrix Barcode Scanner2D Data Matrix Barcode Scanner is now available, for use with the PRO 3 Engraving Software Program.

2D Datamatrix Handheld Barcode Scanner reads 2D Data Matrix Barcodes that consist of Direct Part Marking (DPM) dots.
Scanner can be used with the 2L PRO 3 - 2D Data Matrix Software Program.

The barcode scanner has a standard USB interface to allow for plug and play operation.  Barcode scanner has the ability to read barcodes other than 2D Data Matrix. It can decode virtually all the standard barcodes including 1D, RSS, PDF417, microPDF, EAN/UCC Composite, Matrix and Postal Codes.



January 2010

Countersink Tools for use with CNC Countersink Depth Stop Tool Single Flute and Piloted Countersink Tools are now available for use with the CNC Countersink Depth Stop Tool

Solid carbide cutting tools designed for countersinking, chamfering or deburring. Each size may be used on a wide range of hole diameters. 

The Countersinks with integrated pilot drills reduce chattering by allowing the pilot to closely fit into a predrilled hole.

Countersinks can be used in a Rigid Toolholder or with the new 2L CNC Countersink Depth Stop Tool.




December 2009

New Carbide Point Engraving Tool - produces a very fine line on practically any material. 

Carbide Point Engraving Tool for engraving small letters

They can be used for marking glass, stone, ceramic, granite and other very hard materials as well as softer materials such as aluminum and brass.   The Carbide Point Engraving Tool is for use with the Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholders.

The tools are especially useful for very small letters where a very fine is desired.

2L has successfully engraved letters 0.030 (0.76mm) tall using these tools in combination with a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool. Read the complete press release.





October 2009
 
20 mm diameter Spring Loaded Engraving Tool is now available.

The 20 mm diameter Standard Spring Loaded Engraving Tool is available for purchase in a complete kit.  20 mm diameter Standard Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Each Kit includes a 20 mm diameter Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholder, 3/16" tool bit collet, light spring, standard conical engraving tool and FREE download of the LIGHT version engraving software. The integrated toolbit collet can be changed to hold 4 mm, 6 mm, 1/4", 1/8" and 3/32" toolbits.

Five size Spring Loaded Engraving Tools are now available to fit virtually any cnc machine.

Press Release here.



October 2009

New PRO 1 and PRO 2 Engraving Software Programs are now available.
Press Release here.

PRO 1 Engraving Software - is a simple to use, full featured, complete drawing program which produces standard G-code nc files.  Engrave multiple layers, font styles, imported dxf files, drawn items, freehand and straight lines, incremental serial numbers and more.  Control text orientation, alignment, spacing, and size of multiple instances of text.  New Cycle Time Monitor calculates engraving cycle times.

PRO 2 Engraving Software - includes all the functionality of the PRO 1 software, PLUS:  Perform 4th axis rotary engraving on a cnc milling machine or lathe, wrap engraving around a cylinder, and create G-code on the face of a part on a rotary axis lathe with polar interpolation.



October 2009

New Engraving Software Videos are now available.

New videos of the PRO 1, PRO 2, and Light Versions of the 2L Engraving Software Programs, including the cycle time monitor tool can be viewed on our web site.  The Cycle Time Monitor video shows how engraving cycle times can be improved changing parameters such and engraving font, use of a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool, speeds, feeds, etc.



July 2009

New July 2009 Catalog is available. 

The July 2009 Catalog includes our newest products including Large Vacuum Chucks, Armor Mills and Armor Drills for machining very hard materials.

Download the 2L complete catalog here.  Or, request a catalog here.



February 9, 2009

2 new size large vacuum chucks are now availableLarge 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".

Read the press release.








November 5, 2008

3/8" Diameter, Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool is now available.


3/8 inch diameter Mini Spring Loaded Engraving ToolAnnouncing the release of the newest size Spring Loaded Engraving Tool.  A new Mini Size 3/8" Diameter Toolholder is now available to accommodate smaller CNC Machines. 

Four size Spring Loaded Engraving Tools are now available to fit virtually any cnc milling machine.  Read the press release.


 

October 2008


Armor Mill and Armor Drill, for milling and drilling hard materials, stone, granite, armorplate, brick, high speed steel, hardened steel.New Armor Mill and Armor Drill are now available for milling and drilling hard materials, granite, stone, armorplate, brick, hardened steel, high speed steel and to drill out broken taps and mills. 

Read the press release.


 
October 2008

Armor Mill Tool for Milling Tough Materials, Granite, Stone, and more.


Armor Mill - for drilling out broken taps and drills

The Armor Mill Tool machines tough materials such as Granite, Marble, Armorplate, Stone, Hardened Steel, High Speed Steel and more.  Mills hard materials not possible with standard End Mills. 

Drill out broken taps and drills.  Drill into rough and jagged shaped broken drills or taps.

Made of ultra fine submicron grade carbide for maximum strength and durability.




October 2008

Armor Drill Tool for Drilling Tough Materials, Granite, Stone, and more.


Armor Drills for drilling out broken taps and drills and drilling tough materials

The Armor Drill Tool will drill tough materials such as Granite, Marble, Armorplate, Hardened Steel and Stone. Drill hard materials not possible with standard drills.

Drill out broken high speed steel and cobalt steel drills and taps.




September 2008

Engraving Tool Starter Kits2L inc. Engraving Tool Starter Kits are now available  in preconfigured Kits.

News Release: Tuesday, September 2, 2008 9:00 am EST.

Engraving Tool Starter Kits include a selection of 5 popular styles of 2L's precision solid-carbide engraving tools. Read the press release.

 



June 2008

Spring into engraving action with a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool...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.

Read more.

 

 



April 2008

Micro-Profiler Engraving Tools
Precision Micro-Profiler Engraving Tools for small engraving and machining are now available in narrower included angles and micro small tip widths.

News Release: Friday, April 18, 2008 12:00pm EST. 

Source 2L inc. Hudson, Massachusetts. 2L inc. announced today that it is accepting orders for its precision made, high-quality Micro-Profiler Engraving Tools.  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".  Read the press release.

 

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