Logo and Barcode Marked Aluminum

Barcodes and logos are marked on bare aluminum using the CO2 laser. Before marking, existing coatings must be removed  and the aluminum cleaned with denatured alcohol. 

One cleaned, a thin layer of Cermark is applied, and the laser is then run over the top. After, the excess coating is washed off and a crisp, black marking remains permanently bonded to the metal.

In this example, aluminum was used and the laser was run at 100% power, 15% speed.

Metal marking with a laser can be done on many bare metals, even with the CO2 laser. 

  • MELD Workshop
  • 05 January, 2014
  • laser, engraved, metal, marking, aluminum
Intermediate Laser Operator

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