The image on the right shows the basic principle of 3D laser engraving.
With 2.5D and 3D laser engraving, the surface of the workpiece is removed to a certain depth in a software-controlled process. The material is evaporated layer by layer so that the desired structure gradually appears.
High-precision depth removal in three dimensions is made possible with the AC LASER Software and laser machining centers by ACSYS.
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2.5D and 3D engraving differs from deep engraving in the extent of software-controlled depth removal. This way, predefined edge angles for dies can be realized as easily as complex three-dimensional surface textures / structures on coin minting stamps or applications for mold and die production.
For further examples please see under applications.
One area of micro laser engraving and 3D laser engraving is the production of step chip breakers on tools.
In general, it is either very time-consuming or simply impossible to create the structure mechanically, for example by milling, because of the small size and high resolution of the structural elements.