This smart and intuitive rotary engraver has many useful features, like a built in laser pointer and advanced surface detection, that make setup and operation simple. The Ethernet connection allows you to remotely operate multiple DE-3s at one time. The easy to use panel control lets you directly manipulate things like spindle speed and axis positioning without having to connect a computer. You can even send job data and keep it stored in the controller after the computer is disconnected. Dr. Engrave Plus software is included, and the open source technology works out of the box with all popular engraving software packages.
The DE-3 can be used for a variety of tasks on materials like gold, silver, brass, copper, aluminum, plastic, acrylics, laminates, wood, composites, glass, PCB circuit boards and more. You can use it to engrave things like names, graphics, and serial numbers onto items like gifts, plaques, signs, nameplates, trophies, awards, badges, jewellery, tools, promotional items, industrial products and others to personalize them and add value. The DE-3 is capable of engraving on flat and curved surfaces in a work area of 12” by 9”. Nose cones can be quickly installed on the spindle unit to prevent scratches on delicate materials and deliver a consistent depth of cut.
The base package DE-3 uses an adhesive sheet to hold items while they’re engraved. Additional accessories can be purchased that give other possibilities for work holding. For example, a center vise is available that will hold objects up to 5.9” (X) by 5.8” (Y) by 1.3” (Z). There are also extra options like the ADA Starter Kit and the Roland R-Wear Studio software that can be used with the DE-3.