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Product design: laser texturing for molds

The Touch & Feel division is the core business of ML Engraving. Textures are the new frontier of product design and laser engraving is at the forefront in order to create exclusive and brand new finishes on molds for silicone, plastic or rubber products. Laser texturing improves the aesthetics and functionality of design products for a touch and feel experience. Seeing, and touching, is believing.

ML Engraving has revolutionized the world of textures thanks to D.R.E.® - Design Rendering Engineering. By means of this innovative production system our Company is able to laser engrave exclusive 2D and 3D textures on the metal surfaces of the molds for silicone, plastic or rubber goods.

The name Touch & Feel is due to the exclusive sensation to the touch of the engraved finishing that brings an authentic multisensorial experience of sight plus touch.

Surface textures: the revolution of ML Engraving

One of the most remarkable advantages of laser texturing is the change of perception of the moulded material: once you touch the surface, it doesn't seem silicone, plastic or rubber, but smooth leather, rugged wood or even fabric. This unique effect is guaranteed by the laser beam, because the infinitesimal removal of metal can assure accuracy and attention to the details.
The 3D geometric textures with a anti-slippery effect on surfaces are the most appreciated: the grip effect for Enduro saddles engraved for Acerbis and the antislipping patterns for the “Superpole” saddle of Ducati are prestigious examples that show the potentials of laser photoengraving.

The realistic reproduction of patterns coming from nature is finally possible by means of the D.R.E.® - Design Rendering engineering: ML Engraving catalogue counts a great variety of snake leather, crocodile leather, ice-like, wood or even rock textures.

Your ideas, our challenges

Style Offices and designers can finally free their creativity: every idea, every draft, every piece of physical sample can be turned into a texture file  to be engraved by CNC laser machine, thanks to the D.R.E.® - Design Rendering Engineering.

ML Engraving dialogues directly with designers in order to achieve brand new and original textures. That’s why the texture catalogue of ML Engraving enriches day by day with 2D, and above all, 3D textures to be engraved onto metal surfaces in order to create outstanding design products.

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