About Laser Engraving

Steel Engraving BusinessesLaser engraving is the practice of using lasers to engrave, etch, or mark an object. Using a beam of light as a tool, engraving by laser produces a non-contact mark which results in less wear and tear on tooling and associated costs. There is also less chance for product damage and/or deformation. There are also no consumables and no problems disposing of toxic by-products, as there may be with some methods.

Laser engraving produces a mark that is crisp, clean and permanent. Lasers are also faster than many conventional methods of product imprinting, providing greater versatility in material choices. Also, the same machine can cut through thin materials as well as engrave on them.

High precision markings are achievable on almost any type of material including gold, platinum, silver, titanium, tungsten, stainless steel, and aluminum. Hallmarks, trademarks, stone weights, personalized text, serial numbers, corporate logos, and digital images, or any individual process data, can be produced with laser marking.Laser Engraving on Tungsten Rings

Advantages over other methods of marking

  • Speed (cost effective compared to other methods of marking or identification)
  • Accuracy
  • Quality
  • Repeatability
  • Non-contact (curved surfaces can be accommodated)
  • Barcodes and other 2-D codes
  • Variable information (i.e. serial numbers)
  • Flexibility (changes to a mark can easily be made)
  • Permanence
  • High Resolution
  • Logos
  • Icons and Symbols
  • Special Fonts

Types of engraving (materials that may be engraved)