Working with glass or mirrors? The BRM laser machine is the machine that’s perfect for you. With the help of a BRM laser machine, very detailed images can be etched directly onto the surface. Engraved mirrors and marked items of glass make great personalised gifts for weddings, birthdays, births and many other festive occasions.
Laser engraving of tempered glass or mirrors is an excellent technique for drawing on these objects. The possibilities with the BRM CO2 laser cutter for glass and mirrors are infinite. In fact, what can be designed on paper is also transferable on the glass. Laser engraving of glass or mirrors is therefore often used in the decoration and souvenir industry. Laser engraving of glass is matting the glass surface. Glass and bottles, round and conical objects, can be wedged into a special unit in the laser engraving machine. The object to be processed rotates during the process.
By far the most glass we know is so-called float glass. It’s transparent, perfectly flat and available in various thicknesses, hardnesses and finishes. Coloured glass is also available. This is obtained by the addition of metals. Figure glass gets a machined surface by allowing it to pass through specific rolls after the oven. After cooling, the pattern remains visible. With wire glass, the metal grid is pressed into the hot glass by a roller. Opaline glass is clear glass with a thin layer of milk glass on it. Anti-reflective glass undergoes a treatment during the casting process, which negates the reflective effect of the glass.
A mirror consists of three different layers. On top is the glass layer. The second layer is responsible for the reflection. It’s a thin layer, that in most cases is an aluminium alloy. The glass layer protects the layer of aluminium alloy from damaging. The last layer is a thick cover layer with a black coating. That’s why you can’t see through a mirror.
The best machine to engrave glass or mirrors is the BRM CO2-laser. Each type of material reacts differently to the impact of the laser beam. So, there are hardly any regular guidelines for laser cutting or engraving with a laser machine. But the settings can be adjusted so you can achieve perfect results to meet your specific needs! No design is too complex for BRM laser machines.