FIBER LASER MARKING METAL
The LP9000F series of fiber lasers from Worldwide Laser are ideal for laser marking metal, and replace scribing and stamping operations. You can eliminate costly maintenance and supplies expense with the maintenance free and cost effective non contact fiber lasers from WLSC.

  1. CO2 laser marking and laser etchings of metal with lower powered CO2 laserand additives.
  2. CO2 laser marking and laser etching of metal at with higher powered CO2 without additives.
  3. CO2 laser marking and laser etching of metal that is painted, coated or anodized.

Laser marked chrome sockets

CO2 lasers are an excellent alternative to the traditional methods of engraving or marking metal, CO2 laser marking has substantial advantages vs. Nd:YAG laser marking in terms of speed, cost of ownership/maintenance, etching or marking metal with CO2 lasers provides many advantages over etching, engraving, and marking with contact implements like scribers or manual laser laden process like electro chemical etching.

CO2 lasers are very useful for engraving metal, etching, laser marking and laser etching of metals with CO2 lasers can be accomplished several different ways:

Co2 laser marking on aluminum

CO2 lasers at lower powers in the 10 to 30 watt range can be utilized to laser mark and laser etch uncoated metals if additives are applied, CO2 laser engraving, marking and etching with lowered powered CO2 lasers and additives achieves the marking results customers are looking for while keeping the costs of the system quite low CO2 lasers for laser marking and laser etching are available from $14,900.00 for a 10 watt CO2 laser system to $23,750.00 for a 40 watt CO2 laser system, the major disadvantage to laser engraving, marking and etching with lower powered CO2 laser systems and additives is the extra steps of applying the coating prior to use of the CO2 laser system for laser marking and then cleaning the coating off after the CO2 laser system has completed the CO2 laser marking or CO2 laser etching.

Anodized metal laser marked

CO2 lasers and CO2 laser systems can also provide excellent marks on uncoated or plain metals without any additives added if higher powered CO2 lasers and CO2 laser systems are used. A 60 watt CO2 laser or CO2 laser system with a shorter focus distance lens effectively and clearly marks and engraves uncoated metals, use of higher powered CO2 laser systems and CO2 laser for laser marking and laser engraving of metals has the advantage of eliminating multiple steps from the laser marking and laser engraving process, no additives are required to be applied to the metal prior to the CO2 laser and CO2 laser system making the laser marks and laser etching. CO2 lasers and CO2 laser systems from 60 watts to 100 watts for laser marking and laser engraving metals can be purchased for between $27,750.00 and $33,750.00. Effective laser marking and laser engraving of metal without additives can start with the 60 watt CO2 laser and CO2 laser system, by increasing the power of your CO2 laser and CO2 laser system to 100 or more watts deeper laser marking and faster laser marking or laser etching is achieved.

LP9020D 20 watt Diode YAG with 150mm lens

CO2 lasers and CO2 laser systems can also be used for laser marking and laser etching at any power levels if the metals are coated, painted or anodized. CO2 lasers and CO2 laser systems are ideal for laser marking and laser etching coated metals and the CO2 laser and CO2 laser system removes the dye or coloring when laser marking and laser etching takes place this CO2 laser and CO2 laser system process leaves the metal coated but provides an excellent highly readable laser mark or laser engraving due to color contrast, the CO2 laser and CO2 laser system leave the coated metal protected so rusting or damage from hostile environments does not take place, thus another advantage of CO2 laser, CO2 laser systems and laser marking or laser engraving.

  • CO2 laser marking on aluminum
  • CO2 laser marking on carbon steel
  • CO2 laser marking on knife blades
  • CO2 laser marking on Anodized metal
  • CO2 marking on Anodized industrial part
  • CO2 laser marking on chrome sockets
  • CO2 laser marking on metal automotive parts

CO2 lasers typically used for marking on metal

  • LP8010 10w CO2 for coated, painted & anodized metals
  • LP8020 20w CO2 laser
  • LP8030 30W CO2 laser
  • LP8040 40w CO2 laser
  • LP8060 60w CO2 can mark bare uncoated metals & painted/coated or anodized metals
  • LP8100 100w CO2 laser
  • LP8125 125w CO2 laser
  • LP8201 201w CO2 laser
  • LP8300 300w CO2 laser

For those applications where finer marking or smaller characters are required Nd YAG lasers provide an excellent method of laser marking and laser engraving.