Laser Engraving Applications

Laser engraving beyond a doubt is the most flexible and simple means of direct part identification or serialization available today. The ability to mark, deep engrave or cut  a host of different materials by simply changing various parameters, offers an unsurpassed control, flexibility, quality and speed versus other types of marking methods. Z-Tech Advanced Technologies fiber pumped, Direct Diode, solid state N:d YAG diode, YV04 diode,  MOPA and lamp pumped laser engraving systems are available with an average power from 10W-300W with or without CDRH class 1 enclosures, motion integrated controls, or OEM kits.

Several factors are employed to produce certain look on a finished part such as power output, number of passes, number of pulses and, frequency.

Surface mark: It is ideal when marking on coatings without penetrating through, such as chrome, nickel, gold, and silver etc.

Surface coloring: Most common when marking on titanium or stainless steel.

Deep engraving: Utilizing a high power laser this process vaporizes a material to engrave into the base metal. most common in plastic injection molds, Jewelry making, and stamping dies.

Laser Cutting: it is ideal to cut intricate designs in all metal alloys including precious and non-precious alloys, firearms slides, lower receivers, medical devices and endoscopes.

Ablation: Removing surface treatments (i.e. plating, and coatings of paint) to create translucent back round without damaging the base material, widely used in backlit material processing such as backlit buttons.

Z-Tech Advanced Technologies’ entire laser marking systems are capable of marking in 3D, 2.5D, 2D data matrix codes, bitmap photos, serialization, graphics, OCR codes, security codes, lot codes etc…

Our laser engraving machines are capable of engraving on the following materials…

  • Acrylic
  • Aluminum
  • Anodized Aluminum
  • Backlit Button
  • Bearings
  • Brass
  • Carbide
  • Ceramics
  • Chrome
  • Copper

  • Film
  • Foam
  • Gold
  • Graphite
  • Kovar
  • ID Tags
  • Leather
  • Monel
  • Nickel
  • Platinum

  • Palladium
  • Plastic
  • Rubber
  • Silver
  • Stainless Steel
  • Steel
  • Titanium
  • Tool Steel
  • Vinyl
  • Marble