Metal engraving laser

Laser metal engraving can generate a wide range of grey levels from white to black on metal surfaces. It can also create coloration by properly varying the laser parameters.

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Why use a laser for metal marking?

Fast and reliable technology

Laser metal engraving allows efficient and rapid marking of an identifier on metal surfaces,even in harsh environments where the material temperature is over 800 degrees Celsius.

Robust and permanent markings

Laser marked identifiers on metal surfaces can withstand high temperature annealing, heavy salt spray testing and intense UV exposure.

Low maintenance, no consumables

Laser marking systems for metal are very low maintenance and consumable free, thanks to the fiber laser based technology.

Repeatable high contrasts marks

Laser markings on steel allows the generation of a high contrast through an optimized process that generates black marks and white backgrounds.

Laser metal engraving

Laser metal engraving of an identifier on metal can be done with two different processes: Annealing and ablating. 

Laser metal annealing allows the localised heating of the material. Depending on the temperature attained, the subtopical oxidation of the material takes place.

This process can produce different colors on pixels at the targeted surface.

Laser annealing maintains a constant surface roughness because no material is removed from it. 

Laser metal ablation is done with higher pulse energy and leads to melting or removal of material from the surface, in order to change its appearance.

With this process, the ablation of a precise thickness of metal from the surface is possible. Black markings on a white background can be created.

Blackened and whitened surfaces don't scatter light the same way. The whitening is produced by surface texturing using laser light waves of a small amplitude. This creates a diffuse reflection and the surface will appear paler to an observer. The blackening is produced by surface texturing using laser light waves of greater amplitudes, resulting in the absorption of more of the light hitting the material. These other surfaces will look much darker.

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3D Autofocus Fiber Laser With Imaging Scanner (LXQ 3D Vision)

3D Autofocus Fiber Laser With Imaging Scanner (LXQ 3D Vision)

With the patent pending LXQ 3D Vision Series, Laserax brings to the market the first adaptative traceability laser engraver that offers the joint benefits of laser engraving and 3D imaging.

LXQ 3D Vision

3D Focus Fiber Laser Marking System (LXQ 3D)

3D Focus Fiber Laser Marking System (LXQ 3D)

This 3 axis fiber laser system permits industrial laser marking on various part geometries. This industrial laser marking machine will perform fast and reliable laser etching on various part geometries.

LXQ 3D

2D Fiber Laser Marking System (LXQ)

2D Fiber Laser Marking System (LXQ)

With an output power up to a 100W and certified IP67 class protection, the LXQ series is the most efficient and reliable industrial laser marking machine on the market.

LXQ

Industrial IP66 Turnkey Laser Marking System

Industrial IP66 Turnkey Laser Marking System

This integrated version of our fiber laser marking systems series is ideal for projects requiring limited integration efforts. Its IP66 protection class and vortex cooled system allows installation in all types of work environments. The system’s configuration is done on a custom basis to ensure seamless integration with your PLC brand and Communication protocols.

LXQ IP66

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