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Conical Ballnose Engraving Tools for Standard and Reverse 3D Engraving Applications Are Now Available.

Conical Ballnose Engraving Tool
Conical Ballnose Engraving Tool

Conical Ballnose Engraving Tools for Standard and Reverse 3D Engraving Applications Are Now Available. News Release: Friday, September 21, 2007 12:00pm EST Source 2L inc. - Hudson, Massachusetts - 2L inc. announced today that it is accepting orders for its' high performance, Conical Ballnose Engraving Tools. The Conical Ballnose Engraving Tool offers dual functionality. It may be used for standard engraving projects and for 3D profiling and surface machining. "Testing has demonstrated that the 2L Conical Ballnose Engraving Tool can withstand higher cutting forces than standard Ballnose Endmills or tapered Ballnose Endmills," noted the company spokesman. "For example, a 0.010" Radius Conical Ballnose Engraving Tool was able to withstand plunging 0.010" deep at 55,000 RPM and 300 IPM in aluminum and make at least 200 passes over the surface while a similar diameter standard tapered Ballnose Endmills broke almost immediately." "This added strength makes the tool ideal for today's demanding 3D profile work in difficult to machine materials," added the spokesman. "Machining numerous passes at small depths of cut and high speeds yields products with fine surface finishes that would be unobtainable using standard tools." Conical Ballnose Engraving Tools are similar in style to the well known and used Standard Conical Engraving Tool, but with a radius tip which produces a cut with a rounded bottom. The tools are available in shank diameters of 1/8", 11/64", 3/16" and 1/4" with lengths varying from 2" - 6.5", Tip Radius of .005", .010" & .020" and included angles of 30 and 60 degrees. The Conical Ballnose Engraving Tool can be used with the patented 2L Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholder, CNC milling machines, Hand Held Engraving Machines, and Industrial Marking Equipment. The 2L Engraving and Cutting Tool product line continues to grow, offering a wide variety of high quality, precision made solid carbide engraving, cutting, milling, and burnishing tools. Orders can be placed by contacting 2L at (978)567-8867 or by visiting www.2Linc.com.


Vac-Vise Vacuum Chuck System with Adjustable Workstops and the 2L Oilless Electric Vacuum Pump for Workholding
Vac-Vise Vacuum Chuck System with Adjustable Workstops and the 2L Oilless Electric Vacuum Pump for Workholding

The Vac-Vise Workholding System can be used as a Vacuum Chuck or Pallet System simultaneously to hold a wide variety of workpiece shapes and sizes. It can be used as a stand-alone workholding solution for typical machining or used in a multiple pallet configuration for large parts or high volume production. The Vac-Vise workholding system allows the manufacture of parts quickly without spending the time or money on custom fixtures. It has been designed so machinists can create easy repeatable procedures. Part locations are numbered and easily identified across multiple pallets allowing for fast and easy set up, and consistent positioning of your workpieces when used in high production machining. 2L's patent pending Adjustable Hex Workstops and Edge Clamps can be used with the Vac-Vise system to achieve maximum flexibility. Their unique design provides the ability to hold most workpiece sizes and shapes, including thin or small parts, corners, and odd shaped parts that are typically difficult to hold. Their low profile design allows for optimal tool clearance and protection. When using the Vac-Vise Vacuum Chuck, the vacuum can be created by using the 2L Oilless Electric Portable Vacuum Pump System, or a 2L Venturi Vacuum and a standard shop air compressor. The combined use of the Vac-Vise Vacuum Chuck and Adjustable Hex Workstops and Edge Clamps will effectively hold difficult workpieces and support an easy repeatable set up. The heat treated steel for the Adjustable Edge Clamps ensures long-term durability when machining.


The Spring Loaded Engraving Tool is now available in a Mini Size for Smaller CNC Machines.
The Spring Loaded Engraving Tool is now available in a Mini Size for Smaller CNC Machines.

2L inc.'s Patented Spring Loaded Engraving Tool, for engraving flat, curved and uneven surfaces is now available with 1/4", 1/2" or 3/4" shanks for CNC machines which have limited distance between the spindle and the workpiece table. 2L has expanded its' Spring Loaded Engraving Tool product line to offer two additional size Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholders to meet the engraving requirements of operators using smaller CNC Engraving or Milling Machines. The new Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholders can be used in a CNC Machine with either a 1/2" or 1/4" collet or end mill holder and engraves using 3/16" diameter toolbits. The Standard Spring Loaded Engraving Tool is designed for use in a 3/4" collet or endmill holder for maximum rigidity and for high-volume, high speed production. Its' integrated collet holder allows quick changes of engraving tools in diameters from 1/8"-1/4". The new Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholders offer a significant opportunity for machine shops and businesses with smaller tabletop CNC Machines to take advantage of the Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholder's benefits. The Spring Loaded Engraving Tools bring high speed production marking capabilities to shops with smaller tabletop machines. The 2L Spring Loaded Engraving Tools simplify engraving and marking on flat, curved and uneven surfaces when engraving using a CNC milling machine. The patented design of the Spring Loaded Tool provides constant pressure to the engraving toolbit as it moves over the surface being engraved, while allowing the toolbit to float within the toolholder and compensate for uneven surfaces in the engraved material. The use of the 2L Spring Loaded Engraving Tool has been shown to significantly reduce engraving cycle times up to 84% in high production. Savings are also realized in setup times because the precise location of the workpiece surface is not critical as it is when using a rigid toolholder. Each Spring Loaded Engraving Tool Kit includes the Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholder, one 2L Solid Carbide Engraving Toolbit, Free Engraving 2L Software and a light tension spring for general purpose engraving.

Company Profile

2L is a manufacturer of Engraving Tools and Carbide Cutters. Our engraving tools and cutters are used by customers on a large variety of: table top machines and CNC machines. We also manufacture a comprehensive set of Workholding Systems and several Industrial Products. These are specifically designed to make work in your shop quicker and easier. Our product lines include: Engraving Tools and Engraving Cutters: • 2L engraving tools and cutters are made of the highest quality sub micro grade carbide in lengths of 2", 4.5", and 6.5: with diameters of 1/8", 11/64", 3/16" and 1/4". Our diamond tip engraving tools are especially suited for scratch/drag engraving glass and ceramic surfaces. We keep engraving cutters IN STOCK. • The Spring Loaded Engraving Tool makes complex engraving with your CNC or milling machine simple. Its' patented design engraves curved, uneven and flat surfaces without requiring the removal of the workpiece from your machine. • The Engraving 2L Software converts text in any font or size into standard g-code for programming cnc machines. It is an exceptional costs savings alternative for engraving logos, pictures and drawings and creating incremental serial numbers. Workholding and Fixturing: • 2L offers two complete vacuum workholding systems. The Electric Vacuum Vac-Vise System and the Venturi Vacuum Vac-Vise System. Each system saves you significant set-up time and can eliminate custom fixturing. • Our patent pending Adjustable Workstops and Edge Clamps securely hold a large variety and range of part sizes including small, thin, corners, or the oddest shaped workpieces. Industrial Products: • Variable Speed Oil Skimmers remove coolant contaminates from cnc machines, lathes, oil drums, tanks and part washers. They are compact in design and can fit inside a 55 gallon drum 2" bung hole. • No-Clog Air Exhaust Silencers quiet air exhausted from pneumatic air tools, industrial air guns, blow molds, air cylinders and other air/pneumatic systems by as much as 12 - 27 db.

Product Categories of 2L inc.

  • Chamfering Tools
  • Chucks, Vacuum
  • Clamps & Fixturing Devices
  • Collets for Toolholding
  • Diamond Tools
  • Drills
  • End Mills
  • Fixturing Systems
  • Identification Systems
  • Marking & Engraving Machines
  • Marking Tools
  • Oil Filtration & Treatment Equipment
  • Software, CAD/CAM
  • Tool Holders & Adapters
  • Workholding, Custom

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Modular Vac-Vise Vacuum Chuck System is Available in Multiple Pallet Configurations - Modular, Vac-Vise Vacuum Chuck Systems are available in preconfigured Multiple Pallet Vacuum Chuck Kits to accommodate many size workpieces. The patent pending 2L Vac-Vise Vacuum Chuck Workholding System is now available in four preconfigured multiple pallet kits. These quick to order kits take advantage of the building block, modular concept of the 2L Vac-Vise Vacuum Chuck, to easily create the size Vacuum Chuck needed per job, without the need of a custom vacuum chuck or set up. The Vac-Vise Vacuum Chuck is a modular vacuum chuck that allows the machining and marking of workpieces quickly without spending excessive time or money on custom size vacuum chucks, or custom workholding fixtures. A single Vac-Vise Vacuum Chuck can be used, or several chucks can be combined to create a larger or custom shaped vacuum workspace area with minimal effort. In addition, machinists can create easy repeatable procedures for machining and marking. Each location on the Vac-Vise Vacuum Chuck is numbered and easily identified across multiple pallets. This allows for fast and easy set up and consistent positioning of workpieces when used in high production machining. Four Vacuum Chuck Pallet Kits are now available. - Single Vac-Vise Vacuum Chuck System: can be used for smaller workholding applications and offers a pallet size of 8" W x 12" L. - Two Pallet Vac-Vise Kit: offers a combined pallet size of either 16" W x 12" L, or 8" W x 24" L. - Three Pallet Vac-Vise Kit: produces a total pallet size of either 8" W x 36" L or 24" W x 12" L. - Four Pallet Vac-Vise Kit: achieves a larger pallet workholding area with a vacuum pallet area of 16" W x 24" L. Each of the Multiple-Pallet Vac-Vise Kits can be broken down or added to, for additional size layouts. Each Vac-Vise Pallet can be used as an individual Vacuum Chuck, configured in a variety of layouts for additional flexibility of workspace, or additional pallets can be added to further increase the vacuum workholding area. When using the Vac-Vise Vacuum Chucks, the vacuum is easily created by using the 2L Oilless Electric Portable Vacuum Pump, or a 2L Venturi Vacuum and a standard shop air compressor. Use of the Vac-Vise and Electric Vacuum pump is ideal for high production, as it offers maximum flexibility and the portability of the pump allows for minimal impact of noise in the plant. The Vac-Vise and Venturi Vacuum are ideal for use in short runs where a dedicated vacuum pump is not necessary. The Vac-Vise Vacuum Chuck Kits, Oilless Electric Vacuum Pumps, and all additional vacuum accessories are in stock and ready to ship.

Mini Spring Loaded Engraving Tool is now available with 1/4", 1/2" or 3/4" shanks for CNC machines. - The Spring Loaded Engraving Tool is now available in a Mini Size for Smaller CNC Machines. 2L inc.'s Patented Spring Loaded Engraving Tool, for engraving flat, curved and uneven surfaces is now available with 1/4", 1/2" or 3/4" shanks for CNC machines which have limited distance between the spindle and the workpiece table. News Release: Wednesday, May 16th, 2007, 12:00pm EST

Conical Ballnose Engraving Tools for Standard and Reverse 3D Engraving Applications Are Now Available. - Conical Ballnose Engraving Tools for Standard and Reverse 3D Engraving Applications Are Now Available. The Conical Ballnose Engraving Tool offers dual functionality. It may be used for standard engraving projects and for 3D profiling and surface machining. Testing has demonstrated that the 2L Conical Ballnose Engraving Tool can withstand higher cutting forces than standard Ballnose Endmills or tapered Ballnose Endmills. A 0.010" Radius Conical Ballnose Engraving Tool was able to withstand plunging 0.010" deep at 55,000 RPM and 300 IPM in aluminum and make at least 200 passes over the surface while a similar diameter standard tapered Ballnose Endmills broke almost immediately. This added strength makes the tool ideal for today's demanding 3D profile work in difficult to machine materials. Machining numerous passes at small depths of cut and high speeds yields products with fine surface finishes that would be unobtainable using standard tools. Conical Ballnose Engraving Tools are similar in style to the well known and used Standard Conical Engraving Tool, but with a radius tip which produces a cut with a rounded bottom. The tools are available in shank diameters of 1/8", 11/64", 3/16" and 1/4" with lengths varying from 2" - 6.5", Tip Radius of .005", .010" & .020" and included angles of 30 and 60 degrees. The Conical Ballnose Engraving Tool can be used with the patented 2L Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholder, CNC milling machines, Hand Held Engraving Machines, and Industrial Marking Equipment. Orders can be placed by contacting 2L at (978)567-8867 or by visiting www.2Linc.com.

2L Replaceable Vacuum Chuck Top Plate Allows Drilling Through Workpieces. - 2L Replaceable Vacuum Chuck Top Plate Allows Drilling Through Workpieces. Replaceable Vacuum Chuck Top Plate is now available for use with 2L Modular Vacuum Chuck Systems. News Release: Monday, February 25, 2008 12:00pm EST Source 2L inc. - Hudson, Massachusetts. 2L inc. announced today that it is accepting orders for its' new Replaceable Aluminum Top Plate for the Modular Vac-Vise Vacuum Chuck Systems. The precision ground Replaceable Top Plate works in conjunction with the 2L Vac-Vise Modular Vacuum Chucks. It covers the surface of the Vacuum Chuck to allow drilling through and milling around the periphery of workpieces without damaging the surface of the Vacuum Chuck. The hole pattern of the Replaceable Top Plate is identical to the Vac-Vise Vacuum Chuck for quick set up and consistent work piece placement. The Replaceable Aluminum Top Plate fastens securely to the 2L Vacuum Chuck with the included brass screws which can be machined without causing damage to the standard cutting tools being used to machine the workpiece. "We are very pleased to provide the lowest cost and highest quality solutions to our customers that face the challenge of manufacturing difficult parts while trying to contain costs and decrease manufacturing time." stated the company spokesman. "The 2L patent pending Vac-Vise Vacuum Chuck System offers the most comprehensive system for vacuum workholding of a variety of parts", added the spokesman. The modular vacuum chucks and accessories, such as the Replaceable Aluminum Top Plate, Adjustable Workstops and Edge Clamps allow for easy prototyping and fast and repeatable set up for production environments. 2L Vac-Vise Vacuum Chucks are sold in 4 pre-configured vacuum chuck kits for ease of ordering. Single Pallet Vac-Vise Vacuum Chuck Kit - for smaller workholding efforts (pallet size of 8" W x 12" L). • Two Pallet Vacuum Chuck Kit - (combined pallet size of 16" W x 12"L, or 8" W x 24" L). • Three Pallet Vacuum Chuck Kit - (combined pallet size of 8" W x 36" L or 24" W x 12" L). • Four Pallet Vacuum Chuck Kit - achieves a larger pallet workholding area (combined pallet area of 16" W x 24" L). The Vac-Vise Vacuum Chuck Kits, Oilless Electric Vacuum Pumps, and all of the additional vacuum accessories including the Replaceable Vacuum Chuck Top Plate are currently in stock and ready to ship. Please refer all inquiries to: 2L inc. 4 Kane Industrial Drive P.O. Box 105 Hudson, MA 01749 Phone: (978)567-8867 www.2Linc.com About 2L inc.: Since 1998, 2L inc. has been designing, developing, manufacturing, and distributing innovative Engraving, Workholding and Industrial Products. All of our products are proudly made in the USA. 2L inc. P.O. Box 105 Hudson, MA 01749 Phone: (978)567-8867 Fax: (978)562-8972 www.2Linc.com

Significant Cycle Time Reductions Obtained When Engraving With A CNC Mill, The Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholder & The Tough Tip Engraving Tool - Decrease Engraving Cycle Times By 76% Using The Spring Loaded Engraving Tool, The Engraving Tool For CNC Milling Machines. News Release: Tuesday, March 20, 2007, 12:00pm EST Source 2L inc - Hudson, Massachusetts - 2L inc. announced today that its' Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholder and Tough Tip Engraving Tool significantly decrease cycle times and increase your tip life when engraving stainless steel using a CNC Mill. "The Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholder offers a considerable benefit to machine operators requiring decreased cycle times when engraving in high production environments" the company spokesman noted. "As more and more jobs are outsourced overseas, US companies are seeking proven ways to decrease their costs and production time to maintain a competitive edge; the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool can perform the engraving in one-quarter the time" continued the spokesman. The Spring Loaded Engraving Toolholder allows operators to engrave flat, curved and uneven surfaces using a CNC milling machine. Its' patented design allows the engraving tool bit to float over inconsistencies in the engraving material and to be operated at much faster feedrates in comparison to engraving with a rigid tool. Instead of slowly feeding into each engraving line as with a rigid tool, using the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool, the operator makes rapid moves into the material at the start of each engraving line; therefore the cycle time is decreased significantly. ENGRAVING CYCLE TIME COMPARISONS - Spring Loaded Engraving Tool vs. Rigid Tool RIGID TOOL CYCLE TIME EXAMPLE Material: Stainless Steel RPM: 3000 RPM Cutting Feed Rate (IPM): 6 Plunge Feed Rate (IPM): 3 Letter Height: .150" Clearance Plane (Rapid Height):.125" Depth of Engraving: .005" # of Characters: 25 Cycle Time per Part: 194 Seconds SPRING LOADED ENGRAVING TOOL CYCLE TIME EXAMPLE Material: Stainless Steel RPM: 3000 RPM Cutting Feed Rate (IPM): 13 Plunge Feed Rate (IPM): 250 Letter Height: .150" Clearance Plane (Rapid Height): .125" Depth of Engraving: .005" # of Characters: 25 Cycle Time per Part: 47 Seconds ===================================== Cycle Time Reduction: 147 seconds (2.45 minutes) per Part Using the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool. Time Saved: 76% less time engraving using the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool. ===================================== "As well, the combined use of the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool in conjunction with our newest patent pending engraving tool, the Tough Tip Engraving Tool, offers an additional benefit when engraving and marking harder materials" the spokesman added. "The Tough Tip Engraving Tool is designed to offer more tool strength and last longer when engraving Stainless Steel". He added, "Using both the Spring Loaded Engraving Tool and the Tough Tip Engraving Tool offers a collective benefit of decreased cycle times, longer tool life, and the ability to engrave difficult materials. Tough Tip Engraving Tools are solid carbide, in diameters of 1/8", 3/16", 11/64" and 1/4", lengths of 2", 4.5" and 6.5" and tip widths of .010", .015", .020", and .030". 2L provides a wide variety of in-stock Engraving, Workholding and Industrial Products available for same day shipment. Please refer all inquiries to: 2L inc. P.O. Box 105, Hudson, MA 01749 (978)567-8867 www.2Linc.com About 2L inc. Since 1998, 2L inc. has been designing, developing, manufacturing, and distributing innovative tools and product solutions for the manufacturing, engraving, and industrial markets.

Product Announcements Provided By 2L inc.

High Performance Engraving Tools and Cutters For Multiple Applications Available As IN-STOCK Items

Innovative Design Improves CNC Workholding and Fixturing

The Spring Loaded Engraving Tool is now available in a Mini Size for Smaller CNC Machines.

Variable Speed Oil Skimmer System Allows Flexible Removal of Coolant Contaminates

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CAD/CAM Engraving Software
2L’s PRO 3 CAD/CAM engraving software creates G-code programs for producing 2D data matrix barcodes on three- and four-axis CNC milling machines and multi-axis lathes.

Micro-Sized Engraving Tools
Precision Micro-Profiler engraving tools from 2L are designed for engraving and machining operations as small as 0.002″ in diameter. The tools are available with a 1 / 8 ″ diameter shanks, 15- and 30-degree angles and tip widths ranging from 0.002″ to 0.005″. Other sizes and widths are available, says the company.

Replaceable Top Plate For Vacuum Chuck
The replaceable aluminum top plate for the modular 2L Vac-Vise vacuum chuck systems covers the surface of the vacuum chuck to allow drilling through and milling around the periphery of workpieces without damaging the surface of the vacuum chuck. The hole pattern of the top plate is identical to the vacuum chuck for

Drill Through Workpieces With Replaceable Vacuum Chuck Top Plate

Conical Ballnose Engraving Tool For 3D Profiling

Engrave Flat, Curved And Uneven Surfaces

Engraving Tools