Laser Marking

Laser Etching: Everything You Need to Know

By Jerome Landry on August 04, 2020

Because of its speed and durability, laser etching is the process that we recommend for most marking applications.

Laser Etching & Laser Engraving: Which One Should You Choose?

By Guillaume Robert on July 30, 2020

If you are relatively new to laser technology, you are probably wondering what’s the difference between laser engraving and laser etching. And more importantly, which one is right for you?

How Does Laser Engraving Work?

By Jerome Landry on January 13, 2020

Laser engraving is a process that vaporizes materials into fumes. The laser beam acts as a chisel, incising marks by removing layers from the surface of the material. The laser must hit localized areas with massive levels of energy to generate the high heat required for vaporization. In this article, you’ll find in-depth information on how laser engraving works

How Does Laser Etching Work?

By Jerome Landry on December 16, 2019

Laser etching is one of the most popular marking processes. But most people don’t really know what it means to etch a surface, and how it actually works. Let’s go step by step to understand how the surface melts, and how bumps and colored markings are created.

How Does Laser Marking Work in 5 Steps

By Jerome Landry on September 17, 2019

Laser marking is the process of marking parts or workpieces using laser technology. A laser beam hits the material, and its energy creates a reaction that leaves a permanent mark.

Why You Can’t Laser Engrave Stainless Steel

By Jerome Landry on August 13, 2019

You can’t laser engrave stainless steel. Here’s why this metal alloy is different, and what's the alternative.

Marking and Uncoating of Metals with Laser Ablation

By Normand Lemieux on May 09, 2019

Metals have a tendency to get dirty, to corrode and to have unexciting surface finishes. To solve these issues coatings may be applied to metals. Aluminum gets anodized, steel gets painted and...

What Is Laser Ablation?

By Normand Lemieux on April 18, 2019

Laser ablation is achieved when a very localized area of a material, which is targeted by the focused beam of an industrial laser, undergoes either fusion or sublimation. The fused material is...

How Does Laser Annealing Work?

By Normand Lemieux on March 19, 2019

Laser annealing does not remove anything from a metal surface. In fact, the marking does not change the surface roughness of the metal surface. It is particularly interesting for applications in which...