Term of the Week: Air Assist

The Term of the Week is a weekly feature where A&E turns to industry experts to define common tools, processes, language, etc. used in the awards, engraving, and personalization industry, including terminology within the business realm. Contact Printwear's digital content editor, Marley Jeranko, if you're interested in contributing and for an opportunity to be featured in our daily eNewsletter. 

Air Assist is a setting on engraving machines that protects the optics and improves cutting results. It also prevents combustion of flammable materials and helps direct debris and fumes towards the exhaust and vents.