DGSHAPE DE-3 Engraving Machine




Product Overview

Roland continues to break new ground in rotary engraving with the DGSHAPE DE-3. Featuring laser-pointing technology, ethernet connectivity, automatic depth regulation and other intelligent enhancements, the DE-3 is the smartest, most intuitive desktop rotary engraver on the market.

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Precise. Productive. Profitable. Meet the DE-3.

The automated features of the DE-3 offer a simplified set-up and operation to quickly and precisely engrave delicate and tough materials.

DE-3 Applications:

  • Wedding
  • ADA Signs
  • Picture Frames
  • Hardware
  • Award
  • Electronics
  • Ad specialties
  • Hobby
  • Medical
  • Education
  • Funerary
  • Stationary
  • Desk accesories
  • Labeling
  • Watch/Jewery
  • Wood working
  • Cosmetics
  • Eyewear
  • Fashion
  • Cannabis
  • Sporting Goods
  • Boat MFG
  • Toy MFG
  • Fast Production
    Advanced surface detection enables quick and simple set-up, while a 20,000 rpm DC brushless motor engraves at top speed.
  • User Replaceable Spindle
    Easily-applied nose cones avoid scratches to delicate materials and deliver consistently precise results.
  • Ethernet Connection
    Machine operation can be managed remotely—offering LAN network connectivity for multiple machine engraving.
  • Laser Pointer
    Automatically define the origin point and view a path preview for accurate personalization and engraving every time.

Discover More Applications with DGSHAPE Engraving

Customize brass, aluminum, copper, engraving plastic, wooden items and more, with the speed, precision and ease of the powerful, compact DE-3.

Example building signs made with the DE-3Example DE-3 engraved lighterNameplate and Award output from the DE-3

Open Architecture and New Software

The DE-3 works out-of-the-box with popular engraving software, industry standard tools, and materials. It also features Dr. Engrave Plus software that offers new user advantages.

  • Supports AI files and standard graphic/vector data.
  • Import Excel and CSV files for nametags, serial numbers, and other variable data projects.
  • Enables standard engraving as well as surface levelling and hole drilling.

Handy Panel Control

Without the need for computer setup, users can store job data and perform machine operations.

Reliability and Support

DGSHAPE DE-3 Accessories

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.

Included Accessories

Vacuum adapter, character cutter, solid collet, hex screwdriver, two wrenches, nose unit, nose cone, spring, retaining screw, Dr Engrave Plus (not shown). Optional accessories: center vise, 3.46 collet, replacement spindle, nose cone.

As a business owner, you’re always looking for the next best thing to grow your business, attract new customers and increase profits. The DGSHAPE DE-3 by Roland offers the perfect opportunity to expand your business into the rapidly growing segment of on-demand product personalization and customization.

This opens up many lucrative opportunities for those looking to make custom-engraved products, either as “one-offs” or in a production environment. Imagine a client walks into your store, picks up a blank widget, and wants to enhance the item with a design or initials. This kind of scenario enables you to add value to your product offering (and charge more for it) with minimal effort and cost. It’s what makes on-demand personalization/customization so attractive as a new revenue source.

The DE-3 is not only a great engraving machine for the award and sign industry, but it has also crossed over into the less obvious realm of retail and micro home-based businesses. Online stores have become a norm in today's market, and this state-of-the-art engraver is ideal for B2B or B2C business models within both the cyber and brick-and-mortar worlds.

The DE-3 is perfect for the retail, commercial, tech, and education markets. Its versatility and small footprint allow it to fit easily into virtually any on-demand product personalization/customization environment. Whether you’re a new user or a seasoned veteran, you’ll find the DE-3 simple to operate as well as easy to set up and install. The DE-3 is also ideal for industrial and manufacturing companies looking to automate and produce high-quality engraved objects.

More Information

Work table size
Width x depth: 305 x 230 mm (12” x 9”)

XYZ operation stroke
305 mm (X 12”) x 230 mm (Y 9”) x 40 mm (Z 1.57”)

XYZ axis drive system
Stepping motor, three axes simultaneous control

Operating speed
XY axis: 0.1 mm to 60 mm / sec, Z axis: 0.1 to 30 mm / sec

Software resolution
0.01 mm / step, or 0.025 mm / step

Mechanical resolution
XY axis: 0.0025 mm / step, Z axis: 0.00125 mm / step

Spindle motor
Brushless DC motor, maximum 50 W

Spindle rotation speed
5,000 to 20,000 rpm

Tool Chuck
Cutter holder, collet type

Thickness of the installable workpiece
Up to 40 mm (maximum 38 mm when using a nose unit). Up to 40 mm (maximum 38 mm when using a nose unit) 1.57”


Accessibility function
Origin setting by a laser pointer, the preview function

Control command

Power supply
AC100~240V ± 10%、50/60Hz, 1.3A, 127W

Operating sound
Operating: 60 dB (A) or less (uncut), standby: 40 dB (A) or less (according to ISO 7779)

External dimensions, weight
Width x depth x height: 616 (2’02”) x 591(1’9”) × 393 mm (1’2”), Weight 34 kg (75 LBS)

Installation environment
Operating environment: Temperature 5° to 40° C, humidity 35 to 80% (no dew condensation) Environmental pollution degree: 3 (according to IEC 60664-1)

Power cord, power plug adapter, USB cable, nose unit (metal, plastic nose cone), solid collet (∅ 3.175mm), wrench unit, hexagonal wrench, hexagonal screwdriver, hexagonal screwdriver, hexagonal screwdriver, handy panel, sticky clothing (stainless steel spring), spare set screw (for cutter holder) Sheet, dust collection adapter, character cutter, DGSHAPE Software Package CD-ROM, user's manual, setup guide (booklet)
manual, setup guide (booklet)

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