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Engraving Anodized Aluminum with Boxzy

What settings to get the white on an anodized aluminum material?


Anyone know? Thank you!

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Like 50% speed? What shouls other settings be like the pixel clipping and if the anodize is black does the artwork need to be black or white png?

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Pixel clipping is not related to what you're engraving. It is a feature to remove light and dark pixels in the image you do not find useful. A white and black PNG is recommended for best results, but is not required.

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Then the etch power what percentage to what? Do you think is ..

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Definitely 100% etch power. 20% speed is a good starting point, but it completely depends on how the laser reacts to your specific part. Sometimes high speed and multiple passes works best, sometimes a single pass at low speed is the way to go.

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When you say 100%... i do 100% - 100% in both boxes? Sorry, I am super new to this.. or 0% to 100%...

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No worries. The first box is the lowest power for the first shade that is darker than pure white. This should always be more than 0. In the case of aluminum, only 100% is likely to mark at all, but you dont want white to cause the lasers to power up. So something like 50%-100% is the way to go. The laser requires testing to get the best results no matter what material you're engraving. Take a look here:

2.2 Laser Etching with BoXZY

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Completely depends on the anodizing type and surface. BoXZY's laser won't mark on all anodizing. Even black will not mark if the surface that was anodized was polished first. For any attempt, use 100% power and a low speed.

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