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Laser Marking

Benefits of Laser Marking & Engraving

Laser Marking & Engraving allows your company to customize and enhance the aesthetics of your parts.


  • High precision: Laser marking and engraving offer exceptional precision and detail, allowing for intricate designs, small text, and fine graphics. The laser beam can be precisely controlled to create accurate and consistent marks.


  • Versatility: Laser marking and engraving can be applied to a wide range of materials, including metals (such as stainless steel, aluminum, and titanium), and more. This versatility makes it suitable for various industries, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, jewelry, medical devices, and promotional items.


  • Non-contact process: Laser marking and engraving are non-contact processes, meaning there is no physical contact between the material and the laser beam. This eliminates the risk of damage to delicate or sensitive surfaces.


  • Permanent and durable: Laser markings are highly resistant to wear, fading, and corrosion. The laser’s heat or energy alters the material’s surface, creating a permanent mark that withstands harsh environments, including exposure to chemicals, UV light, and extreme temperatures.


  • Customizability: Laser marking and engraving offer great flexibility for customization. Designs, text, barcodes, serial numbers, logos, and other graphics can be easily programmed and engraved with precision. This allows for product personalization, branding, and traceability.


  • Speed and efficiency: Laser marking and engraving are rapid processes, capable of marking multiple items quickly. The speed depends on the complexity of the design, material, and laser power. The efficiency of the process makes it suitable for high-volume production lines.


  • Eco-friendly: Laser marking and engraving produce minimal waste compared to traditional methods like chemical etching or ink printing. They do not require consumables like inks or solvents, resulting in a more environmentally friendly process.


  • Automation and integration: Laser marking and engraving systems can be integrated into automated production lines, enhancing efficiency and reducing manual labor. They can be programmed to mark different designs sequentially without the need for tool changes.


  • Quality control and traceability: Laser marking enables the addition of barcodes, serial numbers, or unique identifiers, facilitating easy tracking and traceability throughout the manufacturing process. This aids in quality control, inventory management, and counterfeit prevention.


  • Cost-effective: While laser marking and engraving systems may have a higher initial cost compared to traditional methods, they offer long-term cost savings. They eliminate the need for consumables, reduce maintenance requirements, and increase productivity, making them cost-effective over time.


  • Annealing: Dark surface marking. Used primarily on uncoated steel and aluminum.
  • Etching: Very light engraving – small removal of material.
  • Engraving: Removal of material to depth. Used primarily for steel and aluminum. Limited use for plastics.
  • Ablation: Removal of coating like anodize
  • Color change: Used mostly on plastics to produce a contrasting mask
  • Foaming: Suitable for some plastics, the laser causes localized melting, creating bubbles that quickly cool to create the raised marking.
  • Bleaching: Used only on Hardcoat anodize (primarily black). Creates a white marking by altering the dye. Does not remove anodize.
  • Masking: Used to remove anodize in specific areas for grounding purposes.
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