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What are the Advantages of a Laser Etching Machine?
30th November 2020

Laser etching and engraving fall under the general category of laser marking, but the main difference is the depth to which the laser penetrates the surface. Laser etching is considerably faster than deep laser engraving — which may require several laser passes and therefore, more time. The speed can be increased significantly with higher laser powers too; however, it’s unlikely you will need a higher laser power than 100W for etching. 

Whether you’re considering investing in a laser etching machine to create robust product identifiers, wish to brand your products without fear of your logo diminishing over time or need to produce high-quality signage for your workplace, a laser etching machine can save you time and money. Below are several of the key advantages.  


With a high-quality laser marking machine, you can respond to almost any design request, with the ability to precisely etch a wide variety of materials (depending on the device) including metal, wood, foam, leather, ceramics and even fabric. As a non-contact process, the beam only affects the area that is being heated, without causing any abrasions or damage to the surrounding area of the material. Therefore, you’re guaranteed clean marks and a high-quality final product. 

Elevate safety

The laser marking process is very safe. For many businesses, this is the main reason for investing in such machines. You can immediately create a safer environment for workers, especially when all team members have been trained to operate the machines correctly and understand the precautions that must be taken for certain materials, allowing them to perform their duties safely and reliably for many years to come. 

Increased Development Speed

By moving away from tedious manual processes to laser etching, you drastically increase speed and shorten project times. In turn, this brings higher throughput, higher hourly profits, shorter lead times, increased capacity, higher competitiveness and considerable savings on capital expenditure. 
With the combination of laser and computer technology, the user can quickly and easily change the design at any time, so you’re also guaranteed a great deal of flexibility, aiding your manufacturing processes. Whether you need to etch stunning jewellery, produce architectural models or deliver educational and craft projects, a laser etching machine is a fantastic bargain for start-up businesses, hobbyists and education establishments.

Excellent Value for Money

Here at CTR Lasers, our etching machines represent excellent value for money. The compact machine footprint (compared to the working bed size) makes our machines an extremely attractive option. Each laser etching machine comes with:
Air assist pump
Sealed electronic water-cooling unit
Extraction equipment
Laser design software
On-site installation
Full operator training
On-site warranty
Unlimited support
To learn more about our products or to speak to us about laser etching machines, please call CTR Lasers today on 0844 800 4727. Alternatively, please send us a message and a member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.