The Laser Process

What is Laser engraving?

Laser engraving, or laser marking, is a process of using lasers to engrave, bond or mark objects without physically touching them. This reduces damage to the object and removes the need to replace routing bits.

The laser can vaporize wood and synthetic compounds, leaving a relief effect engraving. It will make micro-pits in glass, leaving a classic frosted appearance. The laser can also be used to bond special patented materials to hard metals such as stainless steel and aluminium leaving a permanent black mark.

Specifications

Our machines are fitted with quality infra-red Carbon Dioxide Lasers with the following specifications.

The CO2 laser has a wavelength: 10.6 μm, and is primarily tuned for cutting and engraving organic and composite materials. The best suited materials are acrylic / Perspex, followed by wood and textiles such as paper and card. To find out more about which materials we cut and engrave please see the information under our services section.

We also permanently laser mark steel, stainless steel, and aluminium using a proprietary method that results in a black, high quality mark that is extremely durable and resistant to extreme heat and anything an outdoor environment can throw at it.

If you are unsure, or we haven't answered your questions here, please feel free to contact via the contacts page