DE-3 Desktop Rotary Engraver

For over 30-years, Roland has lead innovation in rotary engraving technology and continues to break new ground with the DE-3 DGSHAPE desktop rotary engraver. Featuring laser-pointing technology, ethernet connectivity, automatic depth regulation and other intelligent enhancements, the DE-3 is one of the smartest, most intuitive rotary engravers on the market.

  • Engrave onto a range of plastics and composite materials that include PCB circuit boards.
  • Scribe names and graphics onto glass and acrylics with the versatility of the DE-3.
  • Engrave onto gold, silver and other metals to create profitable personalised giftware.
  • Add text and graphics onto plaques and signs with crisp, clean precision, and without the surface burning that laser engravers produce.
  • Personalize industrial tools, nameplates and safety signs in metal, plastic, and other materials.
  • Create ADA compliant signage with the addition of all-in-one ADA Signage Kit.
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Laser Pointer

A laser pointer accurately defines the origin point and displays an engraving path preview on the media— set the engraving position at the touch-of-a-button for accurate engraving and personalization every time.

Precision Engraving

Easily-applied nose cones can be added to the spindle unit to avoid scratches to delicate materials and deliver consistently precise results.

Fast and Easy Production

Powered by a 20,000 rpm DC brushless motor, the DE-3 utilizes advanced surface detection and other automatic features to make set-up and engraving a quick and simple process.

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Ethernet Connection

Machine operation can be managed remotely on the DE-3— offering LAN network connectivity for multiple machine engraving.

Handy Panel Control

Without the need for computer setup, you can quickly select machine options such as spindle speed and one-touch machine cleaning. Engraving job data can be sent from your computer and stored in the controller after the PC is disconnected.

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New Software and Open Architecture

The DE-3 desktop rotary engraver is open source technology that works out-of-the-box with all popular engraving software, industry standard tools, and materials. Also included with purchase of the DE-3 is Dr. Engrave Plus software that offers new user advantages.

  • Now supports AI files and standard graphic/vector data
  • Levelling and drilling functions enable standard text engraving as well as surface levelling and hole drilling
  • Features automatic layout tool for importing Excel and CSV files for quick engraving of nametags, product serial numbers, and other variable data projects