Ive been looking into some scanning lasers. We have a series of wooden (5mm birch) keychains and other smaller things that take FOREVER to engrave on our Nova 35, but they cut out really quick from that machine. Option one… we print onto the wood after cutting (we have a flatbed printer). It would work, but not give the same look / results.
Option 2, we pick up a $5K laser for the season, fiber one with a lens that will let us engrave 3" wide areas, and run them one at a time (and perhaps automate it).
Other bonus of the fiber is letting us engrave and mark metals too.
Anyone here have experience? Will Lightburn run that machine too?