Thursday, July 21, 2016

UC500 Wizard Tips

When using a Technifor or Propen micro-percussion machine you need to know how to navigate through the software on the UC500 control box. There is one special tool that can make your life easier, the Wizard. 

This Wizard helps the user in finding the coordinates of a marking block.
This function key is available for:

  • Linear
  • Radial
  • DataMatrix
  • Logo
  • Line
  • Circle
If you press F6 while in a radial marking block, you have access to a screen similar to the F3 ( Stylus movement ) screen. The firmware allows to move the stylus and to acquire 3 sets of (x,y) coordinates along the circle on which the marking is to be positioned. The first coordinate sets the beginning of the marking.

It then calculates the center and the radius of the circle, the start angle, and puts them back in the block parameters.


It allows the user to find radius and center when they are not known, especially with big parts and/or when the center of the circle is not in the marking area.

Happy Marking!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Engraving Idea‬ for Crash Test Dummies

#‎EngravingIdea‬ for crash test dummies! Using a rotary engraver and Gravostyle you are able to create precisely engraved scales and dials on many materials, including metal. It is critical these dummies are accurately engraved to ensure passenger safety.

The NEW Gravostyle 8

Gravotech, Inc. Duluth, GA is pleased to announce the anticipated arrival of GravoStyle™ 8 Engraving Software! Gravostyle™ 8 is the latest version of the most powerful engraving software on the market.
Some of the great new features include:

- New interface - Easy to use, customizable and modern. Simplicity and customer benefits lie at the heart of this development. Because it is chronological, it facilitates job composition.
- Matrix - The powerful new possibilities offered by the Matrix resolve the daily concerns of many customers. The wizard is simple to use and intuitive so it allows you to explore new possibilities.
- New license system - The license is now updated automatically, via the internet. Easier, more flexible and bringing real time savings.
- Laser CAM - Never-seen-before possibilities for deep engraving and logo engraving!
- 3D laser - The laser beam - narrower than the rotary - allows applied work and intricate detailing. It is an advanced functionality that will impress!

Diversify your engraving jobs with multiple functions specific for your laser engraving solution. 

·        - The interactive stamp assistant guides you in the production of stamps with of one of the numerous template models or a blank template.
·        - Thanks to the nesting function, the positioning of each stamp is optimized to minimize material waste and to limit the emission of dust.
·         - Photolase gives you a realistic preview of your photographs on your chosen material to optimize the various laser engraving parameters.
·         - Identify your products and encode data with the barcode, DataMatrix™ code, QR code, and unique identification number (UID) generator with variables management. 

Not only have we enhanced laser engraving, but rotary engraving functions have been improved. 

·         - The Computip function advises you on the correct engraving tool based on your material.
·         - Integrate Raster® Braille into your signage capabilities with the dedicated transcription function.
·        -  For experienced users, the composition and toolpath environments have been brought together. This offers you the option to modify your design when the toolpaths have been created. 

GravoStyle™ 8 is available in 6 different levels for you to choose the perfect functionality and capabilities for your business. Contact your local representative today to upgrade to GravoStyle™ 8 and create the finest engraving jobs on the market! 

Watch our intro webinar here:

Engraving Idea for Stadium Seating

#‎EngravingIdea‬ for stadium seating. Identification of stadium seating can be a tedious process. By using an engraving machine with a custom holding device, job set-up is quick and simple. Engraving on durable materials like Gravoply Ultra or Gravoxal allows the plate to look like new for years.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Tech Tip - Preventative Maintenance

A little preventative maintenance now can save you BIG in the future! Learn a quick spindle care trick to extend the life of your engraving machine

Gravotech wins the Innovation Award!

Gravotech is over joyed to have received the Innovation Award at an event held in Paris, France on November 27th. This would not have been possible without the support or our wonderful customers and world-class employees! Thank you to all for this honor!

....and of course...Gravotech engraved the awards...

Friday, June 14, 2013

Material of the Week - Let's start with the basics!

It's summertime - a time for cookouts with great friends, family vacations full of lasting memories, and a lot of time in the shop making ADA, university, small business and corporate signage...

Wait. Really? 

Yep! June, July and August are the months that we sell the most premium engraving plastics. From the basic satins, like Gravoply I, to the industry's best selling laser/rotary plastic, Gravoply™ Ultra, we ramp up production to meet your high demands.

However, one common question we get: What kind of plastic(s) should I buy to do XZY? Example: I have an indoor sign job... which indoor plastic is the best for my customer? 

Well, we want to help you make this decision making process easy. That's why for the summer months, we'll be releasing the Material of the Week on our blog!

You've got to know where you've been to know where you're going. That's why we're starting with the basics in this blog post. So we've put together this great "Choosing a Premium Engraving Plastic 101" video for you!

Look for more plastics info in next week! Until then, grill a hot dog for us... and make sure it's got some spicy mustered on it!