Laser Engraving

Anyone ever do any laser engraving into metal? Specifically gun metal?

I've been looking into it and I still don't quite understand how one would start doing this as a hobby/side gig. Basically, I'd like to be able to engrave my own stuff and then engrave for others to pay for the machine.

Any information or links to good sources would be appreciated.

 

 

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Look into San Antonio laser engraving. Not only are they masters they also offer traning services

Sogsteel -

Look into San Antonio laser engraving. Not only are they masters they also offer traning services

Sweet. Thanks.

You'd have to do a shitload of engraving to recoup your cost of the laser.

PatK -

You'd have to do a shitload of engraving to recoup your cost of the laser.

Understandable. I fully expect it wll since the onse I'm looking at are five figures. I was thinking of something along the lines of custom work for friends and family, but more like pre-engraved grips. Something that can be easily mass produced, sold, and shipped.


Right now I just need as much information to see if it's worth it.

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