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Laser Engraving Metal - Application Guide

Metal engraving is one of the most widely recognized techniques in the laser community for its precise processing and bold, striking appearance. Here at OMTech, we understand that effective and efficient metal crafting is essential to enthusiasts and professionals alike. That’s why we’re laser-focused on providing expert knowledge and advice - to teach you how to engrave metal correctly. Do you own a small business? Are you a life-long hobbyist? Or maybe you’re just setting out on your DIY journey. For each chapter in your laser engraving story, we have a user-friendly guide to answer all your questions on metal and other laser applications. Once you know how to use a laser engraver for metal to its full capabilities, your inventive imagination can run wild with the endless options of metal masterpieces.

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Metal Type for Metal Application Example Picture - OMTech
Metal Types

So you want to become a master of metallic manipulation? Let’s find out which types of metal work best with our machines:

Stainless steel

Laserable Aluminum

Hardened metals

Alloyed steels

High-speed steels

Laserable Titanium

Laserable Carbides

Laserable Brass

Laserable Copper

Precious metals (gold, silver, platinum)

Coated metals

Application Usages

OMTech is where your creativity comes to cultivate new concepts - where ideas come to life! Our metal laser engravers open up a worthwhile world of multifaceted metal:

Clothing & Accessories: Personalize your style with flashy metal designs!

Decorations & Gifts: Surprise your loved ones with a one-of-a-kind present that will leave a lasting memory!

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Types of Metal Marks

Once you understand the different types of metal marking and the various appearances they can achieve, you can truly run wild with creativity and imagination!

Ablation: This marking vaporizes and removes the top coating of the application, exposing the inner-metal.

Annealing: This mark processes a high-temperature exposure that alters the metal, softening and recrystallizing the material to leave a high-contrast mark.

Polishing: A reflective mark achieved by heating the metal until the application changes its color.


Check out our FAQs on metal laser engraving with answers from laser industry veterans!

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What we Recommend

Desktop Engravers

A great machine for every day uses such as DIY, home projects, arts & crafts, models, and decorations.

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CO2 Cabinet Engravers

Our cabinet units are built to help craft what you need for your small business, start-up, or charity.

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Fiber Laser Marker

Designed for marking on a variety of metal and non-metal materials, and hard plastics.

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Good for those on a budget! It is worth the buy if you are looking to get started with a hobby...

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Really beautiful machine. I am very pleased about my purchase!

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