the process of
The process of laserengraving
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.
Advantages over other methods of marking
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)
Icons and Symbols
Types of engraving (materials that may be engraved)