Awards & Engraving

January '17

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A&E JANUARY 2017 • a-e-mag.com 21 Laser Engraving serial number, making it look like a single alphanumerical serial number. Addition- ally, the laser would stop after marking 10 pieces and prompt the operator to enter the new starting serial number. Before we laser marked anything, we had to ensure the alignment of the two main components of the serial number (CX-8 and four-digit serial number). In essence, we were aligning the two parts to look like one continuous line of text. We knew that the CX-8 block of text remained unchanged and its loca- tion would stay intact. But the four-digit changing serial number had the risk of shifting due to the possible change in the overall width. To combat this potential problem, we set the four-digit serial to be anchored to the top left of that text block. This resulted in the appearance of a continuous line of text. While we could have easily had the operator enter a five-digit serial number, Here the cylinder is placed on two "V" blocks, ensuring that the item is centered and ready to be laser marked. A Cut Above The Rest SUPPLYING WORLD-CLASS CO 2 LARGE FORMAT LASER CUTTING AND ENGRAVING SYSTEMS • Metal Cutting Capabilities • K-Vision Camera Registration • Large Format Bed Sizes up to 80" x 120" • Laser Sources of 150, 250 and 400 Watts • KCAM Software Gives You More Control • Z-Axis Rotary Device • Process Acrylic, Sheet Metal, Wood and More Class IV (Open Bed) Laser System Class I (Enclosed) Laser System M O V I N G L I G H T | K E R N L A S E R S . C O M | 8 8 8 - 6 6 0 - 2 7 5 5 | M A D E I N T H E U S A

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