The Versatility of Engraving Aluminum

Marking aluminum is one of the most common applications for a fiber laser marking system. This is because laser marking aluminum with a fiber laser provides many opportunities to make unique and interesting permanent marks.

engraving-aluminum.jpgBoth uncoated and coated aluminum substrates can be made to yield attractive marks with a fiber laser, and nearly any image, text, logo, etc. can be marked onto an aluminum surface. Essentially, any image that can be reduced to a set of vector lines or text can be marked.

Common Laser Marked Aluminum Applications

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Electronics
  • Firearms
  • Metal Fabrication

How is Laser Engraving Accomplished?

Laser engraving vaporizes the material and creates a mark that goes deeper into the material, several thousandths of an inch. Engraving is typically achieved with increased laser power and lower marking speeds, usually 5-10 inches/second, utilizing multiple passes.

The marks left after engraving aluminum are durable, permanent marks making engraving ideal for parts with a long service life or a lot of wear.

Want to know more?

You can learn more about laser engraving aluminum in our free resource, Laser Marking Aluminum: Common Applications and Marking Specifications. This free download includes information about:

  • Common applications
  • Types of mark and how they are made
  • Laser marking equipment specifications

Click the button below to download your free copy of Laser Marking Aluminum!

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