Rotary engraving is the process of using a spinning cutter in a motorized spindle to cut into materials at a predetermined depth to create engraved grooves that form characters and graphics.
Diamond drag engraving is similar to rotary engraving in that we can use the same machine but we use a diamond-tipped, nonrotating cutter to cut into the material. This method is primarily used for engraving metal.
With diamond drag engraving, we have the ability to mark/engrave/personalize metal items. Using rotary engraving we can personalize just about any metal item, including off-the-shelf items. A partial list of rotary engravables would include Medic Alert bracelets, metal pens, die struck medals, Christmas ornaments, bridal cake knives, brass or aluminum plates, etc. If it’s uncoated metal, you can engrave it. If it’s coated, you can engrave it. Rotary engraving will work on precious metals, semi-precious metals, stainless steel, brass, pewter—you name it!