We have rotary engravers that can accommodate many different shapes and sizes anywhere from flat brass plates to crystal bowls. We also have an engraver that can be converted to do rings/wedding bands.
Rotary engraving is the process of using a spinning cutter in a motorized spindle to cut into material, either completely through the substrate to create cut out shapes or holes, or at a predetermined depth to create engraved grooves that form characters and graphics. Diamond drag engraving is similar to rotary engraving in that you can use the same machine but you use a diamond-tipped, nonrotating cutter to cut into the material. This method is primarily used for engraving soft metals.
One of rotary engraving’s best traits is that it can be used to engrave a wide range of materials, including a variety of plastics, acrylic, glass, ceramic, wood, stone and solid surface material. Unlike CO2 laser engraving systems, rotary engraving systems can also engrave on just about any type of machinable bare metal, including aluminum, brass, stainless steel (machinable grades), silver, gold, titanium and platinum.
However, if you are one of those people who want to know rotary engraving’s true claim to fame, it’s the ability to mark/engrave/personalize metal items. Using rotary engraving you can personalize just about any metal item, including off-the-shelf items you can buy anywhere. A partial list of rotary engravables would include Rolex watches, identification bracelets, metal pens, die struck medals, charms, wedding rings, bridal cake knives, brass or aluminum plates, etc. If it’s uncoated metal, you can engrave it. If it’s coated, you can engrave it. Rotary engraving will work on precious metals, semi-precious metals, stainless steel, brass, pewter—you name it!