DE-3 Desktop Rotary Engraver | Roland DGA
Over 30-Years of Engraving Expertise in One Device

DE-3 Desktop Rotary Engraver

  • MSRP

    $6,995 US*

    * U.S. only. For Canada, Latin America and Caribbean pricing, please contact an Authorized Roland Dealer in your area

For over 30-years, Roland DG 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, automatic depth regulation and other intelligent enhancements, the DE-3 is one of the smartest, most intuitive rotary engravers on the market.

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Discover More Applications with DE-3 Engraving

Effortlessly scribe and engrave onto a huge range of giftware, signage, trophies, tools and industrial products. Personalize brass, aluminum, copper, plastic engraving blanks, wooden items and more, with the speed, precision and ease of the powerfully compact DE-3.

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. 

DE-3 Engraver

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.

Control Panel

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.
Dr. Engrave Plus

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

Additional Features

A desktop engraving machine that performs like a production class engraver
Optional center vise available that holds objects up-to 5.9” (X) by 5.8” (Y) by 1.3” (Z)
Small footprint machine with an ample 12” by 9” work area fits comfortably into offices, classrooms and workshops
Offers a safe and clean engraving solution with a fully-enclosed engraving operation
Roland 1 Year Warranty
Roland 1 Year Warranty

Reliability and Support

As the world leader in desktop rotary engraving devices, Roland DG offers users unmatched product performance and reliability, backed by industry-leading service and support. The DE-3 comes with a comprehensive One-Year Trouble-Free Warranty.

Roland DG’s international ISO certifications are a guarantee of exceptional quality.

At the forefront of advanced machine manufacturing for 37-years, Roland DG continues to provide practical and reliable technology with unmatched service and support.

DGSHAPE by Roland DG further builds on this reliability promise by improving user experience with fast and effortless engraving machines, designed for those just starting out and for engraving experts looking for a more intuitive solution.

Additional Information

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 Work table size  305mm x 230mm
12.0079in x 9.05512in
Maximum Work Area (Work Envelope) 12” (X) x 9.1” (Y) x 1.6” (Z)
305 mm (X) x 230 mm (Y) x 40mm (Z)
XYZ Axis Drive System Stepper motor, 3-axis simultaneous control
Operating Speed XY axis: 0.1 ~ 60 mm/sec.
Z axis: 0.1 ~ 30mm/sec.
Software Resolution 0.004” (0.01 mm) /step
Mechanical Resolution XYZ-axis: 0.00125 mm/step
Spindle Motor Brushless DC Motor
Spindle Speed 5,000 ~ 20,000 rpm
Tool Loading Cutter Holder, Collet Type
Maximum Material Thickness 40 mm(38 mm when using the nose cone)
Connection USB
Machine Language RML-1
Power Supply Voltage and Frequency AC 100V – 240V ± 10%、50/60Hz(Overvoltage category: Category Ⅱ, IEC60664-1)
Rated Current 1.0 A
Power Consumption 80 W
Operating Noise While Operating: 60 dB(or less)
Standby: 40 dB(or less)
External Dimensions 2'02" (W) x 1'9" (D) x 1'2" (H)
(616 mm (W) × 587 mm (D) × 390mm (H))
Machine Weight 75 lbs (35 kg)
Installation Environment Indoor use, altitude: 2000 m or less
Temperature 5 to 40 °C
Humidity 35 to 80% (no dew condensation)
Environment pollution degree: 2
Bundled Accessories "Power cord, power adapter, USB cable, nose cone unit (resin / metal components), nose unit set screw (fixing screw, spring), spare set screw (for cutter holder) , Solid collet (∅ 3.175 mm), spanner wrench, hex wrench, hex driver, adhesive sheet, dust collector adapter, DGSHAPE Software Package CD, Setup Guide"

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