The Best CO2 Laser Engraving Machine Projects

by | 7 Oct '22

What is a laser engraving machine?

Laser engraving machines are specifically designed for cutting, etching, marking and engraving a vast array of organic materials, with the capability of producing professional quality laser cutting and engraving results.

They produce permanent, precise engravings that are perfect for a wide range of design, personalisation and industrial applications, such as signage, trophies and awards, part identification and even architectural model making. 

At Boxford, we believe we are the laser engraving experts, as it’s at the heart of what we do, so let’s dive in and talk about some of the best laser engraving machine projects we’ve created…

Personalised products

Personalisation is a great marketing strategy that makes people sit up and take notice. Research by Deloitte showed that more than 50% of consumers expressed interest in buying personalised products!

A laser engraving machine allows for personalisation of many different products, which could include, keyrings, rulers, wine glasses, coaters or even dog collars.

Items like these can make great gifts for friends and family or be used as merchandise by businesses for marketing purposes.

Here are some of our favourites:

Engraved ruler keyring:

A laser engraving machine will enable you to personalise items and make them your own. We designed and created this engraved ruler keyring to hand out as promotional items at trade shows and exhibitions. Try downloading the file and making it your own!

Using our BGL CO2 Laser makes creating fun, yet handy promotional items like this ruler keyring a breeze.  

Engraved wooden bookmark:

Creating an engraved wooden bookmark uses three different laser cutting and engraving techniques in one simple design: scan engrave, vector engrave and vector cut.

Our smallest and lowest power 50W BGL CO2 Laser, will cut 4mm laser plywood at 11mm/sec, meaning that creating an engraved bookmark like this is quick and easy.

Engraved jigsaw template:

An engraved jigsaw puzzle is another project we have explored at Boxford.

We implemented a variety of laser engraving techniques to create a personalised, heart-shaped jigsaw template – perfect for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, or just general amorous gifts!

The precision and level of detail afforded by laser engraving machines means you can engrave your item to say exactly what you want, making it extremely versatile and flexible.

So, we think this is one of our BEST laser engraving machine projects – simple but effective.

Create objects

Not only do laser engravers enable you to personalise objects, but they also allow you to create objects of almost any shape and design.

They are extremely versatile, being able to cut through paper, wood, cork, acrylic, foam and many more materials, so imagine all the types of things that can be created!

One of our favourite projects is this stylish and practical Living Hinge Pencil Pot, created with our BGL350 50W CO2 Laser.

Did you know that laser cutters can even create objects that are used within the medical, art and aerospace industries?

In these sectors, products require ultimate precision throughout the manufacturing process, which is exactly what laser cutters can help to achieve.

If you’d like to find more about laser engraving, our products, what they do and what they can create, then please do not hesitate to contact us!