Laser Alliance LLC offers one of the best laser etching and marking services in the industry.
We provide laser etching services with quick turns to permanently mark various metals using precision laser technology.
We can laser mark (score single lines or outlines) or etch (burn the entire image) on surfaces of aluminum, anodized aluminum, ceramic, brass, chrome, pewter, steel, stainless steel and many other metals.
Coated or painted metals have always been easily marked with our laser systems, provided there is a contrast in color between the outer and underneath colors
Anodized aluminum products have always been a popular material for laser etching because the laser bleaches the pigment, giving it a nice contrasted mark, without interfering with the anodizing process.
Maximum working area is 32" x 18".
What is laser etching?
Laser etching mostly refers to laser engraving on metals with the assistance of marking chemicals.
As laser heats up the marking chemical, the image is fused onto metallic surface. Laser etching produces a solid matt black color.
Laser etched images on metals are permanent. Weather, chemicals, solvents or salt water do not affect the laser etched details.
We can laser etch any vector artworks with precision and intricate details.
Laser etching can be done on both metals and non-metallic surfaces.
The technique is technical and complex as a computer system is used to drive the movements of the laser head. The technique does not involve tool bits, which contact the material surface and wear such surface out. This is considered an advantage over alternative marking technologies where bit heads have to be replaced regularly.
How does the laser etch?
The laser is like a pencil - the beam emitted from it allows the controller to trace patterns onto the surface. The controller controls the direction, intensity, speed of movement, and spread of the laser beam aimed at the surface. The point where the laser beam touches the surface changes the surface of the material under the focal point. It may heat up the surface and subsequently vaporize the material, or perhaps the material may and flake off the surface. This is how material is removed from the surface to create an engraving. A laser can remove material very efficiently because the laser beam can be designed to deliver energy to the surface in a manner which converts a high percentage of the light energy into heat.
What material can be etched?
Laser Alliance LLC offers laser engraving on many types of materials:
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