Gravotech - Stainless steel engraving

Stainless Steel Engraving

Discover our rotary and laser engraver for stainless steel!

Stainless steel is one of the most widely used metals in many industries. Due to its anti-corrosive properties, stainless steel has become indispensable in the composition of parts for medical, tooling, aeronautics, automotive, consumer goods, cutlery, jewelry, signage, etc. In addition to its corrosion resistance, stainless steel is also resistant to acid attacks and withstands most cleaning and sterilization treatments. It is a bright, durable, and versatile material. Stainless steel engraving is a process that represents a high added value for identification and traceability but also personalization applications.

Several marking methods are possible, and Gravotech offers fast and efficient systems, preserving the structure of your parts and products. Pneumatic and electromagnetic dot peen marking does fast, accurate, and datamatrix marking, CNC engraving Milled engraving is sustainable, aesthetic, and multipurpose.  Scribing marking Neat and deep marking, Laser marking Surface marking, highly corrosion-resistant, deep and high-contrast engraving without material stress or damage, and Stainless steel laser engraving.

Why Choose A Gravotech Custom Engraving Machine?

Different medical equipments marking

Black marking process heats the material locally to just below its melting point. This generates oxide layers on the surface of the workpiece which are associated with metallic annealing colors. It is also the preferred method whenever a precision fit is required or there is a need to avoid material bulging. You can only anneal metals that change color when there is heat and oxygen, i.e. steels and titanium, but not aluminum or nonferrous metals. Generally, the oxide layer is black, but it can also have other annealing colors. Black marking is a marking process that produces very high-contrast, dark markings. This structured surface reduces the amount of light that is reflected, and the result is a deep, matt blackening of the marking, which appears the same when viewed from any angle. This makes the marking non-abrasive. FEATURES: Heat treatment process, High -contrast and esthetic marking, Build -up of oxide coating that turns dark, Low -speed process, Works only on Stainless steel / other alloys, High level of detail, No cracks or bumps, Possibility to obtain a wide range of colors with optimized laser parameters, and Relatively slow marking times.

Datamatrix - permanent marking

The principle of the dot peen marking machine is based on the creation of depressions in the material, using a vibrating tool. This creates a series of dots that form a direct, permanent, legible, and high quality marking. Dot peen marking technology adapts to the material, the marking results are constant, regardless of the type of steel. Dot peen technology offers high-quality marking, legible and permanent to resist erasure, discoloration, corrosion and all types of treatments. Dot peen marking is one of the most versatile technologies because it is possible to mark fine markings but also to make deep markings according to your requirements. Moreover, this technology does not heat the material and does not create any breaking point in the material, whatever its thickness. The initial cost and operating cost are lower with this technology. Dot peen technology enables stainless steel parts that are generally subject to high stress (specifically in the automotive and aviation industries) to have heat and high-temperature resistant markings. Pneumatic dot peen are our dot peen marking machines that are the best for marking applications requiring a very short cycle time to meet the speed requirements of industrial sectors. The wide range of stylus available allows fine, wide, surface or deep markings and adapts to irregular surfaces thanks to the 3D stylus which allows marking on complex parts with irregular shapes. Electromagnetic dot peen is more suitable for applications needing great precision and consistency. It is particularly efficient for DataMatrix code marking. The electromagnetic dot peen technology is a high-precision marking solution to meet traceability and identification requirements. Thanks to its panel of electromagnetic styluses, it is possible to carry out all types of fine surface or deep marking. The scribing machine uses a carbide or diamond tip to apply permanent marking directly to the stainless steel (up to 62HRC). Unlike dot peen, the tip doesn’t vibrate but slides along the surface, marking and tracing a continuous homogenous line. The result is very clear and aesthetic. This process has the advantage of being very quiet so it is particularly used for marking hollow parts with high resonance, tubes, sheets and for engraving nameplates. Scribing marking technology offer the best marking/speed depth ratio and high quality marking to meet identification and traceability needs.

CNC engraving stainless steel

The material is removed using cutting tools, “engraving cutters” of various sizes and shapes. Engraving by rotary machine has adaptability to any type of stainless steel, and the possibilities are vast, even the smallest and thinnest characters and logos can be engraved to create a durable and artistic engraving. This technology also brings out the brilliance and natural look of the stainless steel. Moreover, the constant and strong engraving depth ensures a sustainable result that allows you to add lacquer or paint afterwards to color your creation. It is very popular in the jewelry, mechanical workshops, and ID plates sectors. Stainless steel hardness requires a collet spindle (including a High-Frequency spindle) to hold the cutting tool firmly. The tools to process stainless steel have a specific sharpening, Percut range for drilling and Twincut range for engraving. When milling stainless steel, a lubricant system and product adapted to stainless steel is necessary (part of the Gravotech range) to evacuate chips and increase the cutting tool lifetime.

Discover Gravotech’s Solutions

Our laser engraver for stainless steel range offers highly corrosion-resistant surface thermal marking, deep and high-contrast engravings without stress or material deformation.

Dot peen marking machines and scribing solutions provide fast, accurate, aesthetic, and deep markings for your industrial applications. CNC engraving machines offer precise and attractive engraving across a range of markets working with stainless steel.

This online marking system delivers direct part marking on your parts while keeping noise to a minimum....

Front view of the XF510r machine

XF510r

INTEGRABLE SCRIBING

The Quiet metal marking machine

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The master of marking Datamatrix codes, this electromagnetic dot peen engraver builds upon our foundations with dot peen to meet the highest standards of precision.

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XF510m dot peen marking machine

XF510m

INTEGRABLE DOT PEEN

the precise and consistent electromagnetic dot peen marking machine.

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Since inventing dot peen technology 40 years ago we have continued to innovate and the XF510p takes the crown for being the smallest and fastest on the marking all while meeting our high standards ...

XF510P dot peen marking machine

XF510p

INTEGRABLE DOT PEEN

the fastest pneumatic dot peen marking machine on the market

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Standalone metal engraving machine, the Impact is easy to configure and master....

Impact marking station: dot-peen marking machine

IMPACT

DOT PEEN STATION

benchtop dot peen marking station.

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Fast, powerful, and precise: discover a machine unique in the market. The ISx000 range is designed for large format jobs to batch engraving and cutting.

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ISx000 large format CNC engraving machine.

ISx000

CNC ENGRAVING TABLE

the large format CNC engraving machine.

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SV510 scribing engraves sharp and deep characters, up to 0.01in depth on metals, and perfect for VIN marking....

SV510 - VIN Marking Solution

SV510

INTEGRABLE SCRIBING - DEEP

VIN Marking solution, precise and deep engraving with reduced noise

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This dot peen marking machine creates durable tamper-proof marks on all metals....

XF530m dot peen marking machine

XF530 P/M

INTEGRABLE DOT PEEN - DEEP

deep and indelible dot peen marking

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