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Engrave heatshrink?
« on: December 05, 2016, 12:48:44 AM »
Anyone tried engraving heat shrink tube?

I've been accustomed to having access to a printer that does thermal printing on heatshrink tube for cable marking, but no more. So I though, well, I have a freckin laser..!

Tried various speeds and power levels, on yellow heat shrink (as it was what I had available after failed prints) - but it either left a faint imprint, or cut through the tube, with little charring or discoloration at all. And the faint imprint sort of dissapeared after shrinking the tube.

Edit, last picture with black print is the actual printed tube, just to show the difference in constrast.
« Last Edit: December 05, 2016, 12:50:21 AM by beikeland »

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Re: Engrave heatshrink?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2016, 02:41:16 AM »
Why bother  when can but numbered/lettered  tags  for ID'ing cable  by  putting over heatshrunk cabling covering...?

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Re: Engrave heatshrink?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2016, 05:34:26 AM »
Partly because the heat shrink can be shrunk and it says in place, partly its neater; and no risk of running out of 1s or 0s..

Heat shrinking labeled female dupont crimps is also quite handy for prototyping, and its a lot more compact than the usual 1P casing + label.

But mostly beacause I have a friggin' laser!

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Re: Engrave heatshrink?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2016, 07:53:59 AM »
But mostly because I have a friggin' laser!

Exactly... when I first got my CO2 nothing in the house was safe.

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Re: Engrave heatshrink?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2016, 12:01:25 PM »
Partly because the heat shrink can be shrunk and it says in place, partly its neater; and no risk of running out of 1s or 0s..

Heat shrinking labeled female dupont crimps is also quite handy for prototyping, and its a lot more compact than the usual 1P casing + label.

But mostly beacause I have a friggin' laser!

Not seen a frigging laser advertised..who sells it???
« Last Edit: December 05, 2016, 12:04:00 PM by ROSS »
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Re: Engrave heatshrink?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2016, 01:27:19 PM »
You can get it at GearBest. Goes with the friggin useless tech support.
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Re: Engrave heatshrink?
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2016, 02:16:58 PM »
I can guess what software it comes with  ;D

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Re: Engrave heatshrink?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2016, 12:23:44 AM »
have to agree there!!
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Lasers are wonderful machines..not ONLY  can they cut a finger off BUT  they can also cauterise it at the same time.....

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