A process that has been developed by ACSYS for the exact replication of the “sandblasting” effect when laser frosting.
Another application is selective “frosting” of polished molded tools, for example minting dies for coins or medals. Unlike the process, in which paint or a similar protective coating is first applied to the die and then manually removed from certain areas that are to be frosted under the microscope using a scalpel before irradiation, frosting with a laser machining system requires considerably less effort. The entire process time is significantly reduced and the result no longer depends on an employee’s steady hand.
High-resolution camera preview for precise results
A high-precision dual-camera solution. The first camera captures the work area, whereas the second camera “views” straight through the laser beam, thereby providing a high-resolution image of the workpiece. The areas that are to be frosted can comfortably be defined on screen with the mouse using a high magnification. Also, lasers open up entirely new possibilities in terms of design, since – in addition to traditional frosting with the aim of producing a matt surface – an unlimited number of other textures with interesting visual effects can be applied.