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In Video: Traffolyte Engraving

A selection of Traffolyte engraving clips, detailing the process, and how Traffolyte signs are engraved

120V AC Warning Sign, created with Traffolyte engraving techniques

Just to recap, Traffolyte engraving is so-called after the birthplace of the method: Trafford Park Industrial Estate. The plastic was originally derived from phenolic plastic sheets. There are standard colours with, for example, a Traffolyte sign being made of a top and bottom red layer. Like a liquorice allsort or a strawberry split ice lolly, it has a ‘bit in the middle’. For arguments sake, this may be white. Text is die cut onto the top and bottom layers of the ‘sandwich’.

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Laser engraving head

In Video: Laser Engraving Clips

Sit back, relax, and watch our carefully curated selection of laser engraving clips

One of the great joys of laser engraving is its use in detailed work. A few minutes with a laser beam can be used to trace a photograph onto any material. The results are pleasing with the laser engraving as clear as the original image. Continue reading

Stainless Steel Pipes by Ravital

The Merits of Stainless Steel Work

The benefits of stainless steel engraving

There is something wonderful about stainless steel. Without which, our cutlery would be stuck in the Dark Ages. Our modern-day buildings would lack the sheen this material gives. At Able Engraving and Design, its absence would mean one less revenue stream.
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Laser engraving in action

An Introduction to Laser Engraving

Our easy-to-digest illustrated guide to laser engraving

Laser: originally an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation when built in 1960 by Theodore H. Maiman at Hughes Research Laboratories. Today, we see lasers used in several things. Compact Disc, DVD, and Bluray players cannot operate without them. In our industry, laser engraving is a revolution.
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