Laser Marking vs. Engraving

Over the years we’ve gotten a lot of questions about the various marking techniques that can be accomplished with a fiber laser marking system. The terms “Laser Marking” and “Laser Engraving” are frequently used interchangeably but there is a difference. Generally speaking, Laser Marking refers to placing legible information onto the surface of a part with little or no penetration whereas Laser Engraving refers to placing information into a part with obvious penetration below the surface.  The same laser can accomplish either technique simply by changing settings within the laser marking software.

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