New Products, Announcements and News.
July 27, 2015
New JULY 2015 2L Full Catalog is Now Available.
Click here to download the July 2015 catalog in PDF format or request a mailed catalog.
July 20, 2015
2L PRO 1, 2 and 3 Engraving Software Program perform 3D Surface Engraving.
Engrave at a Constant Depth on an Imported 3D Surface with PRO 1, 2 & 3 Engraving Software Programs.
Project the engraving onto a surface of an imported 3D model. This creates an engraving that maintains a constant depth in relation to a 3D model. Place and modify complex geometry onto a 3D surface in just a few steps. More info.
June 30, 2015
Air Powered Venturi Vacuums - New Sizes, and New Materials Now Available.
10-32 UN, and Standard NPT 1/16", 1/8", 1/4" and 3/8"
PTFE (Teflon): Standard NPT 1/16", 1/8", and 1/4"
|Anodized Aluminum - New Sizes
Air Venturi VacuumS
|PTFE (Teflon) - New Material & Sizes
Air Venturi Vacuums
Air Venturi Vacuum Generators are used to produce a vacuum for workholding, fixturing, clamping applications, and solid or liquid material transfer. It can also be used as an AC Vacuum Pump to evacuate air conditioning systems.
February 15, 2015
No-Clog Air Exhaust Silencers - New Sizes Now Available.
Anodized Aluminum: 10-32 UN, and Standard NPT 1/16", 1/8", 1/4" and 3/8"
Air Exhaust Silencers are used to quiet air exhausted from Pneumatic Air Tools,
Venturi Vacuum Pumps, AC Pumps, Industrial Air Guns, Blow Molds, Air Cylinders
and other Air/Pneumatic Equipment and Systems.
See All No-Clog Air Exhaust Silencers here.
April 30, 2014
Downcut End Mills for Cutting Plastic and Wood are Available in Standard and Metric Sizes!
Now available: Single and Two Flute Down Cut Std. End Mills.
2L Downcut End Mills pushes burrs downward to improve top edge cutting performance, and prevents workpiece lifting on vacuum chucks.
We produce these tools in house from an ultra fine, submicron, nano grade solid
carbide for maximum tool strength and rigidity.
See End Mills here.
October 15, 2013
Plastic and Wood Cutting End Mills Available in Standard and Metric Sizes!
Now available: Single, Two Flute and Three Flute Plastic and Wood Cutting End Mills.Standard and Ballnose Aluminum Cutting End Mills are available as standard stock tools. We produce these tools in house from an ultra fine, submicron, nano grade solid carbide for maximum tool strength and rigidity.
These End Mills can be used to cut Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, Magnesium, Zinc, and more.
September 20, 2013
Aluminum Cutting End Mills Available in Standard and Metric Sizes!
Now available: Single, Two Flute and Three Flute Aluminum Cutting End Mills.
Standard and Ballnose Aluminum Cutting End Mills are available as standard stock tools. We produce these tools in house from an ultra fine, submicron, nano grade solid carbide for maximum tool strength and rigidity.
These End Mills can be used to cut Aluminum, Brass, Bronze, Magnesium, Zinc, and more.
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.
July 12, 2013
Replaceable Vacuum Chuck Top Plates now available in new sizes!.
- Replaceable Top Plates for the modular 8" x 12" Vacuum Chucks.
- Replaceable Top Plates for 13" x 25" Vacuum Chucks.
- Replaceable Top Plates for 18" x 36" Vacuum Chucks.
- Replaceable Top Plates for 24" x 48" Vacuum Chucks.
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.
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.
March 22, 2013
Composite Tool for cutting and marking
composite materials, carbon fiber,
Glass Fiber, Graphite, Abrasive Materials, PCB Boards,
Copper, Epoxy, Wood Composites, and more.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
2D 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.
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.
New Carbide Point Engraving Tool - produces a very fine line on practically any material.
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.
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. 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.
New PRO 1 and PRO 2 Engraving Software Programs are now available.
Press Release here.
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.
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.
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.
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".
November 5, 2008
3/8" Diameter, Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool is now available.
Four size Spring Loaded Engraving Tools are now available to fit
virtually any cnc milling machine.
Read the press release.
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.
Armor Mill Tool for Milling Tough Materials,
Granite, Stone, and more.
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.
Armor Drill Tool for Drilling Tough Materials, Granite, Stone, and more.
The Armor Drill Tool will drill tough materials such as Granite, Marble, Armorplate,
Hardened Steel and Stone. Drill hard materials not possible with standard
Drill out broken high speed steel and cobalt steel drills and taps.
2L 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.
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.
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.