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Laser Etching / Laser Ablation

WHAT IS LASER ETCHING?

Laser etching (also known as laser ablation) is a form of engraving in which very little material is displaced. Marking depth for a laser etching application can be as little as 0.0001 of an inch. Usually, the process removes a coating layer from the base material, such as an anodized layer from metal. If the material and coating are different colors, laser etching will create a contrast mark that can be very appealing and easy to see. 

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Laser Etching

What types of material can be laser etched?

Laser etching is best done on bare or plated metals, lacquer-coated material, and special layering films.

WHAT TYPE OF LASER SOURCES ARE USED FOR LASER ETCHING?

Fiber Lasers and CO2 lasers are the best options for laser etching.

WHICH INDUSTRIES OR APPLICATIONS USE LASER ETCHING?

The high-contrast, minimum-depth marks of laser etching is commonly used for logos and tracking and serial numbers in many industries including automotive, aerospace, electronics, firearms, and packaging.

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Our in-house design and engineering department has a full range of services and support to ensure that your marking application is successful.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Why GT SCHMIDT?

At GT SCHMIDT, we design, build, and implement marking solutions that help manufacturers leave a lasting mark on their products, their companies, and their industries.

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