Laser marking and engraving enables versatile, permanent and visible marking of products and materials in many industrial applications. A wide variety of codes, labels, calibration marks and even complex graphics can be applied to most materials used in industry in an automated and contact-free process.

The laser ablation phenomenon changes the properties of the surface to be processed in a definable way thanks to the laser beam, whether by means of cavitation or etching. To briefly define the subtle differences between marking and engraving, we can say that

– marking is a process of oxidation or carbonisation of the surface at the point of impact of the beam,

– engraving is a change in the geometric structure of a surface, typically between 5 and 25 microns deep

Laser beam engraving and marking is a non-contact process

Laser beam engraving and marking is a non-contact process. This eliminates possible damage that can be caused by mechanical processing. The machining effect is extremely accurate and repeatable, even in hard-to-reach areas.

Process adapted to various surfaces and materials

Fibre laser engraving and marking can be used on a wide variety of surfaces and materials including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, composites, plastics, ceramics, glass, wood or leather.

High productivity and process quality

Fibre laser engraving and marking is an extremely fast and efficient process that can be integrated into a robotic production line. It is also characterised by high quality and repeatability of the processing effect.

Energy efficient and environmentally friendly process

Compared to other processing methods, fibre lasers generate significantly lower running costs and are also more energy efficient. The process is much less harmful to health and the environment, as it does not generate any toxic and chemical by-products or waste.