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Spring Loaded Engraving Tools – PRO Engraving Software – Vacuum Chucks

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Spring Loaded Engraving Tool ™

  • 2L Spring Loaded Engraving Tools allow you to engrave flat, curved and uneven surfaces, as well as dramatically reduce engraving cycle times when engraving with your CNC Machine.
  • This video is a demonstration of the set up and operation of the Standard Size (3/4″ Diameter) Spring Loaded Engraving Tool.
  • We produce 5 different diameter Spring Loaded Engraving Tools, in house, to fit virtually any CNC Machine.
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Reduce Cycle Times using a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool ™

  • Engraving Cycle Times can be reduced significantly, up to 84%, when engraving using a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool and 2L Single Line Fonts.
  • The cycle time monitor in the 2L PRO Engraving Software demonstrates the reduction in engraving cycle times when using a Spring Loaded Engraving Tool compared to a rigid tool.

PRO Engraving Software Tutorial

Engraving Software Tutorial Overview Video

Overview

  • The PRO Version of the 2L Engraving Software is a multi-layer engraving software program for CNC Machine Engraving that creates standard G-code nc files.
  • Engrave and edit logos and drawings, create detailed engraving layouts, draw shapes, import dxf files, engrave incrementing serial numbers, engrave text on a radius, monitor engraving cycle times, and more.

PRO Engraving Software Tutorial

Engraving Software Tutorial Part Setup Video

Part Set Up - Step 1 Tutorial

  • How to begin using the PRO Version of the 2L Engraving Software.
  • Step 1 of the tutorial shows how to set up the workspace for your particular part setup.

PRO Engraving Software Tutorial

Engraving Software Tutorial Add Layers Video

Add Layers - Tutorial Step 2

  • How to begin adding layers of text, geometry, photos, lines, and other objects to the PRO Version of the 2L Engraving Software.
  • Step 2 of the tutorial shows how to add layers to the workspace to begin engraving using the PRO 1, PRO 2 and PRO 3 Engraving Software Program.

PRO Engraving Software Tutorial

Engraving Software Tutorial Add Text Video

Add Text - Tutorial Step 3

  • How to begin adding detailed layers of text to the PRO 1, PRO 2 and PRO 3 Versions of the 2L Engraving Software.
  • Step 3 of the Tutorial shows how to Add Text to the workspace to begin engraving.
  • You can choose either one of the single line fonts or one of the other standard fonts currently installed on your computer.
  • Set the font character size and control the spacing between letters, words, and lines.

PRO Engraving Software Tutorial

Engraving Software Tutorial Create G-Code Video

Create G-Code - Tutorial Step 4

  • How to Create G-Code in the PRO Version of the 2L Engraving Software.
  • Step 4 of the tutorial shows how to create the output G-Code or NC file that is used by the cnc machines to machine or engrave components.
  • The 2L inc. PRO engraving software produces ISO standard G-Code that can be used to control virtually any cnc machine.

PRO Engraving Software Tutorial

Engraving Software Tutorial Create Serial Number Video

Create Serial Number - Tutorial Step 5

  • How to Create Serial Numbers in the PRO Version of the 2L Engraving Software.
  • Step 5 of the tutorial shows how to create incrementing serial numbers using the 2L inc. PRO 1, PRO 2 and PRO 3 Engraving Software.
  • With the push of a button, the serial numbers can be saved as either a single g-code file containing all the different serial numbers or each individual serial number can be saved in its own individual nc file.
  • If you choose to save the serial numbers into individual files, the files are named as the serial number to allow easily calling them out as a subprogram from your main machining program using a simple counter.

PRO Engraving Software Tutorial

Engraving Software Tutorial Rotary Axis Output Video

Rotary Axis Output - Tutorial Step 6

  • How to Create Rotary Axis Output (4th axis) in the PRO Version of the 2L Engraving Software.
  • Step 6 of this tutorial shows how to setup and create the output G-Code or NC file that is used by the cnc machines to machine or engrave components using a rotary axis.
  • The g-code can be used by either cnc milling machines (vertical or horizontal machining centers or multi-axis lathes).
  • The 2L inc. PRO 2 engraving software allows engraving on the outer diameter (O.D.) of a rod or cylinder and essentially unrolls the cylinder on the workspace to allow easily laying out the text and other geometry to be engraved.
  • Text, photos, shapes and other geometry can be engraved or marked.

PRO Engraving Software Tutorial

Engraving Software Tutorial Cycle Time Monitor Video

Cycle Time Monitor - Tutorial Step 7

  • Step 7 of the tutorial shows how to use the Cycle Time Monitor of the PRO 1, PRO 2, and PRO 3 Versions of the 2L Engraving Software.
  • Using the Cycle Time Monitor in the engraving software shows how long a particular engraving job will take and will show the effect of changing parameters to speed up the overall job.

PRO Engraving Software Tutorial

Pro 3 2D Data Matrix Video

2D Data Matrix Barcodes

  • How to create 2D Data Matrix Barcodes using the PRO 3 Version of the 2L Engraving Software Tutorial.
  • Engrave 2D Data Matrix Barcodes (UID) on Standard 3 or 4 Axis CNC Milling Machines or Multi Axis Lathes.
  • Perform Direct Part Marking (DPM).
  • The software outputs standard g-code to control virtually any cnc machine.
  • The 2D DataMatrix barcodes can be produced using an engraving tool, the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool, or the CNC Dot Peen Marking Tool.
  • The barcode marks that are created can be read or scanned using either a smartphone app or a barcode reader.

Countersink Uneven Surfaces

CNC Countersink Depth Stop Tool

CNC Countersink Depth Stop Tool

  • The 2L inc. CNC Countersink Depth Stop Tool controls countersink depth on uneven materials.
  • Use for precise countersink depth control on uneven surfaces.
  • The depth is adjustable in 0.001″ increments.
  • Accommodates Countersinks with cutter diameters up to 7/8” (0.875” – 22 mm).

Vacuum Chuck Workholding

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Modular Vacuum Chucks

  • The 2L Modular Vacuum Chucks allow you to use one 8″ x 12″ Vacuum Chuck, or connect 2, 3, 4 or more of the Modular 8″ x 12″ Vacuum Chucks to create the size workspace needed.
  • This Modular Vacuum Chuck is easily held in vises already mounted to your cnc machine table. It is a flexible system for quick prototyping and its ease of set up allows for high production runs.

Dot Peen Marking

CNC Dot Peen Marking Tool

CNC Dot Peen Marking Tool

 

  • The 2L inc. CNC Dot Peen Marking Tools creates permanent dots or pin marks on uneven work surfaces using the rotating spindle of a cnc machine.
  • It is an inexpensive means for manufacturers to add dot peen technology to their processes and better utilize the cnc machines they already own.
  • The Dot Peen marker can compensate uneven surfaces up to approximately 0.100″ (2.5mm).
  • The tool operates at a spindle speed of 1000rpm and allows producing as fast as the cnc machine can move.

Engrave Granite with Composite Tool and Spring Loaded Engraving Tool

Engrave Granite with a Composte Tool and Spring Loaded Tool

Engrave Granite

  • 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.