Engraving has always been used for many purposes and takes different forms. It gives style and elegance to many personalised items and also offers quality and durability for signage and industrial parts and plates.
Today, thanks to CADCAM (computer-aided design and manufacturing), the capacities of laser machines are easily significantly increased.
In 2D and 2.5D, the latter uses a conical-shaped tool which can get into corners or between letters. Given that the width of the cut becomes smaller when the tool is lifted, the result is more detailed and the corners are clearer. The tool moves effectively in three dimensions during finishing. This also concerns intaglio.
Bas reliefs are a form of 3D sculpture. They differ from other sculptures because their reliefs are only slightly higher than the flat bottom, hence the name "bas" relief. All these techniques are used on a daily basis for engraving by both artisans and the biggest companies.
Intended from the beginning to allow parts to communicate through engraving, sculpture, cutting and texture, Type3 solutions draw on their reserves at the heart of these applications.
TYPE EDIT, LASERTYPE and the TYPE3-CAA add-on for CATIA are software solutions suited to the integration of 2D, 2.5D and bas relief engraving on all your parts, plates and objects. These software solutions have numerous features and skills. They are flexible and offer professional quality packages. Therefore, it is very easy to create a composition with a professional tool and an intuitive interface.
Each of these solutions respects the most complex constraints of 2D, 2.5D and bas relief engraving.
With every day competition, time and quality remain the main advantages you can offer your clients, regardless the price.
I had a good feeling that Type3 was more geared up for my CNC flat-bed routers and straight forward process. I am amazed by the effort spent on the 2D features!
I was very impressed by the construction tree. Before, I had to undo and redo if I needed to modify my design. Now, Type3 saves all the features I’ve used in the construction tree, amazing time savings!