Laser Marking Metal

Laser marking and laser engraving are established processes for placing permanent, high quality brands, marks, or logos onto metal surfaces. Almost all types of metals can be marked accurately and quickly, including soft metals such as aluminium, as well as steel and very hard alloys. Metal products are marked with lasers in a wide number of industries, including electronics, automotive, engineering, and jewellery.

Laser marking is a clean and precise method of marking key information in the highest resolution and many metals can be laser marked without any pre- or post-processing. Metal is complex and can be conductive, or reactive, or contain alloys or chemicals, so the method of laser marking or engraving will depend on the type of metal.

The Metal Matters

  • Aluminium
  • Bare
  • Anodised (soft & hard)
  • Brushed
  • Painted
  • Powder Coat
  • Gold Iridite
  • Hard Coat
  • Cast
  • Steel
  • Carbon
  • Hardened
  • Cadmium Coated
  • Chrome Plated
  • Nickel Plated
  • Oxide Coated
  • Black Oxide Coated
  • Galvanised
  • Spring Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Surgical Steel
  • Untreated Steel
  • Others
  • Copper (bare)
  • Copper (nickel coated)
  • Cast Iron
  • Brass (bare)
  • Brass (coated lacquer)
  • Bronze
  • Cobalt
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Palladium
  • Titanium
  • Hasteloy
  • Waspelloy
  • Molybdenum
  • Inconel
  • Kovar

The above is not an exhaustive list – please speak with our member of our team to discuss your specific requirements.

Delivering the Right Solution

Metals can be found in almost every environment and used for almost any task. They range from medical apparatus that must be kept sterile, to marine equipment that can be submerged underwater for sustained periods and exposed to the elements. There are numerous applications where the use of laser marking or engraving on metals is common.

Promotional items or gifts such as keyrings, storage drives, travel mugs, or watches.

Engineered parts or components.

Barcodes, data matrix codes, and serial and batch numbers.

Precision instruments and tools.

Machine identification panels.

Due to the vast number of types of plastic and their use in varying environments, the use of laser marking or engraving of plastics has developed and offers many benefits.


Lasers can be precisely adjusted to achieve absolute precision on the respective metal.


Regardless of volume, laser marking can be completed with incredible speed and accuracy.


Even the most intricate markings can be achieved in high-contrast and total clarity.


The laser marking process leaves the component surface virtually unaffected.


Laser markings on metals will not fade or rub off, remaining legible for many years.

Energy Saving

Modern laser machinery has a low energy consumption and operating cost.

Environmentally Friendly

Laser marking does not require the use of chemicals or inks and doesn’t produce waste.

Our team can provide professional advice on the best laser marking or laser engraving solution for your project.

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Get in Touch...

To discuss how we can help you with engraving QR codes, serial numbers and bar codes, speak to our highly experienced team on 01462 816623 or email Or alteratively fill in the form below and we will get back to you soon as we can.