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Laser Marking

Laser Marking & Engraving

Enabling Part Identification & Traceability for Manufacturers

Laser engraving or marking is highly readable and leaves a permanent mark that enables effective traceability. Lasers are used in a dynamic, highly adaptable process for a range of marking applications:

From top left to right: High-speed characters, Logos, Graphics, Bar codes2D Data Matrix marking

Marking Capabilities

SMARTmark® Laser Marking Systems provide a range of solutions for marking on a wide variety of materials, using methods such as:

Our Applications Page explores these different methods in depth, explaining when to use and which product can accomplish each technique.  You'll also find links to videos that show the marking in action.

Laser Source Types

Choosing for your material

Depending on your application, you may require a fiber, CO2, or diode-pumped laser.

Wide Variety of Metals & Plastics

Laser marking various materials

Fiber Lasers use an optical fiber doped with rare-earth elements such as ytterbium.  They are versatile marking systems that mark the widest variety of parts, including:

  • Steel and Stainless steel 
  • Bare and Cast Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Titanium
  • Plastics

Plastics & Anodized Aluminum

For a lower wattage laser that specializes in brighter, crisper marks on plastics and aluminum, MECCO offers a unique diode-pumped laser with patented diodes pumping YAG Crystal.

This type of laser uses a higher peak power to removes paint, anodization and oxide 25-50% faster while brightening the base material significantly.

Organic Materials

The CO2 Laser is a carbon dioxide continuous wave laser that is ideal for marking wood, glass, plastic and rubber. 


See these marking applications in action in the MECCO Video Library, where our lasers demonstrate the marking of barcodes, text and logos on a variety of materials.

View Laser Videos