Roland DGSHAPE DE-3 Desktop Rotary Engraver

Available on backorder
An intelligent and intuitive rotary engraver
  • Fast setup
  • Intuitive and easy-to-use
  • Thoughtful automatic features
  • Precise and consistent outputs
When purchasing with us you get:
  • FREE Delivery
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Local U.S. Support
  • FREE training
We Accept Purchase Orders From All Educational Institutions and Eligible Business Customers
This engraver comes with:
  • Essential parts required to operate the machine
  • DGSHAPE Software
  • Setup Guide
  • All the necessary tools
The estimated lead time is 5-10 business days.

DGSHAPE DE-3 is a desktop rotary engraver from Roland DG. This intelligent device is engineered with open-source laser-point technology and a set of automated features to streamline the engraving process. Ideal for both rookies and seasoned users, the DE-3 is considered one of the most intuitive engravers currently available. It is capable of customizing a variety of products with high precision and speed.

An automatic depth regulation function immediately detects the material thickness preparing the machine for the job. A laser pointer identifies the origin point and projects a preview of the engraving path on the workpiece. The initial engraving position can be easily set using a one-click-button. In addition, a dedicated surface detection system and other automatic features provide you with a seamless engraving experience. The fully-enclosed operating chamber makes for clean and quiet operation.

DGSHAPE DE-3 has been widely used to engrave signage, giftware, industrial parts, and more. Its small footprint makes it a good fit for almost any office, workspace or classroom. Read on for an in-depth review.

An optional ADA signage kit lets you produce accurate ADA compliant signage like the one pictured below. 

You can also personalize promotional gifts and industrial tools getting professional-grade results.



  • Processing quality
  • Materials
  • Operating volume
  • Engraver controls
  • What’s in the box
  • Look and feel
  • Price


Processing quality

DGSHAPE DE-3 is a desktop-sized rotary engraver that performs like a professional engraving machine. It can engrave and scribe items with a software resolution of 0.004” (0.01 mm) /step and a mechanical resolution of 0.00125 mm/step. The advanced laser-point technology makes for precision engraving. Also, the additional nose cones reduce the risk of scratches delivering consistently accurate results.

The DE-3 relies on a 20,000 rpm DC brushless spindle motor and a 3-axis stepper motor. It can reach an operating speed of up to 60 mm/sec.



The DGSHAPE DE-3 can process brass, aluminum, copper, plastic, wood, glass, acrylic, and other materials.

The rotary engraver supports a maximum material thickness of 40 mm. When using the nose cone, the maximum thickness drops down to 38 mm.


Operating volume

The work area is 12 x 9.1 x 1.6 inch (305 x 230 x 40 mm). The company provides an optional center vise capable of holding products of up to 5.9 x 5.8 x 1.3 inch (150 x 147 x 33 mm).


Engraver controls

The rotary engraver ships with a handy panel control for quick operation. It allows handling a variety of machine options including spindle speed and cleaning.

You can comfortably send the job data from your computer to the controller and store them inside it. In this way, it enables standalone engraving. The device is also equipped with Ethernet and USB connectivity.

The open-source technology makes the DGSHAPE DE-3 compatible with almost any engraving software, standard tool, and media. Ready to operate out-of-the-box, the engraver comes integrated with Dr. Engrave Plus software. The program imports AI files, standard vector data, Excel and CSV files for quick engraving of variable data projects.


What’s in the box

  • DGSHAPE DE-3 rotary engraver
  • Nose cone unit
  • Nose unit set screw (fixing screw, spring)
  • Spare set screw 
  • Solid collet (∅ 3.175 mm)
  • Spanner wrench, hex wrench, hex driver
  • Adhesive sheet
  • Dust collector adapter
  • DGSHAPE Software Package CD
  • Setup Guide
  • USB cable
  • Power cord
  • Power adapter

For some items, package content may change. In case of any questions, please get in touch.


Look and feel

DGSHAPE DE-3 is available in dark gray with a transparent cover. Its stylish look makes it ideal for professional, educational, and home use.

The machine dimensions are 24.2 x 23.1 x 15.3 inches (616 × 587 × 390 mm). It weighs 75 lb (35 kg).  



To learn the current price of the DGSHAPE DE-3, click the "request the quote" button and fill in the form. We will contact you as soon as possible and send you all the details.

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