Tray Engraving

For corporate and promotional gifting, an award tray may be engraved with the details of any success to become a personalized gift. The silver award trays feature a variety of styles from silversmiths like Reed and Barton, Cunill, and Salisbury Silver. Add our innovative diamond tipped engraving pen for retirement, anniversary, wedding, and birthday celebrations to capture the moment for a lifetime. We also carry the best selection of non tarnishing pewter trays available. Silver Gallery's engravers expertly personalize award trays with promotional details and company logos.

Choose the perfect engraved tray or platter for your special occasion from our collection of customized pewter plates. Our Signature Platters and Trays are made from highly polished, recycled pewter alloy and can easily be signed by your guests at any special event using our Signature Engraving Scribe.

Each of our platters is made by the traditional craft of foundry sand molding. It's a detailed process, where sand molds are filled with molten metal, cooled and hand-finished one at a time. Minor differences add to the unique characteristics of each piece.

Each pewter platter made with recycled pewter-aluminum-based alloy, making it ideal for cooking and entertaining. The finish of each piece is polished similar to silver yet does not require polishing and will not tarnish. Our products are also very durable and will not crack, chip or dent under normal usage. Each product is a solid piece of metal.

Application in Molds

Mold Cavity Deep Laser Engraving

The major benefit of laser engraving solutions is that it will work wherever there is line of sight to the point to be marked. If you need to put identification marks at the bottom of a tool for making a plastic pin, it's a relatively simple task to mount the mould in the laser and make the laser engraving. Deep laser engraving can be used for small and complex parts that are impossible to reach with mechanical engraving equipment.

Comparable Processes

A significant benefit of using lasers for engraving moulds is that it works equally well on hardened steel surfaces. In this context, it has similar properties to EDM, also known as spark eroding. However, it's generally faster, easier to set up, and requires no expensive consumables such as electrolyte and electrodes.

On the other hand, if the volume of material to be removed is significant, then conventional CNC milling may be faster and or more effective.

Benefits of Laser Engraving

Deep laser engraving can reduce costs and expand the scope of work performed by tool and die makers. Some of the benefits of laser engraving include:

Replace milling and EDM machines: Laser engraving can replace conventional machining methods for small cavities and reduce overall mould costs.

Long life: Laser components last longer and require less maintenance than EDM and CNC milling machines.

Surface finish: Laser engraving gives a better surface finish that usually does not require hand polishing.

Heat-affected zone: Laser engraving has a lower impact on the surface hardness of moulds and avoids the risk of micro-fracturing that exists with EDM.

Cost: Running costs are much lower.

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