Laser Marking

Laser marking is a versatile technology used to create contrasting permanent marks on all types of materials. Many industries widely use laser technology for accurate and long-lasting marking. It can engrave detailed designs on metal and etch serial numbers on small computer components. Our laser marking systems use advanced optics to precisely focus the beam, ensuring accurate and consistent marking.

  • Deep engrave, etch, or surface mark parts
  • Mark graphics, text, logos, barcodes and more
Laser marking system with a robot holding a titanium drill bit for marking high contrast bands
laser marking oxidation of metal sample

How Laser Marking Works

Laser marking is a high-speed, non-contact process that uses a focused beam of light to slowly heat or quickly vaporize materials. By focusing on a specific area, the concentrated beam enables the laser marking machine to generate sharp, high-quality, high-contrast marks that can be easily read or scanned on almost any surface.

Our laser marking machines can use vector drawings or raster images to mark almost any pattern onto your parts including text, custom graphics, barcodes and 2D data matrices.

Unlike traditional part marking processes, laser marking doesn’t require masks, inks or custom machining bits—reducing operating costs and changeover time between parts and designs.

From Galvanized Steel to Coated Synthetics, We Can Mark It.

Laser Marking Metal

Part marking with lasers provides an efficient and permanent marking process for all types of metals, including rare earth metal. Our fiber laser marking machines are capable of deep engraving serial numbers to surface level annealing of data matrix codes. Create high quality marks in aluminum, steel, zinc, and even highly reflective metals like gold and copper. Our laser technology can also be integrated into existing production lines for static marking or on-the-fly processing.

  • Types of laser marking include annealing, ablation, deep engraving, etching, and paint/layer removal
  • Typical applications include bearings, valves, gears, surgical tools, sensors, golf clubs, industrial tags

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What is the Difference Between Laser Marking & Engraving Metal?

Explore the terminology used to classify various types of laser marking and engraving processes and the distinct effects that each one offers.

  • Surface marks, etchings, deep engravings
Deep engraving with ultrafast picosecond laser marking system
Laser marked stainless steel medical wires with high-contrast bands

Laser Marking System for Stainless Steel Medical Wires

Discover the wire marking laser machine that was developed for Custom Wire Technologies to mark high-contrast bands on metal wires and how their throughput was improved by 550%!

  • Automated laser marking system for wires

Cold Marking with UV Laser Technology

Ultraviolet laser markers are the ideal choice for medical device manufacturers for UDI compliance. Learn about the unique capabilities of using UV laser marking systems.

  • Permanent and smooth to the touch
Laser marked UDI information on medical plastic lid

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Working with the entire Control Micro Systems team on our project was a pleasure. CMS was capable of meeting and exceeding our goals. They successfully designed and built a machine which increased our throughput by 550%! We are so glad we chose to move forward with CMS.

Jim B., Custom Wire Technologies, Inc.

In the three years ACR has owned the CMS laser, it has worked flawlessly. In the few instances where ACR needed support in programming, CMS was quick to respond.

Mike S., ACR Electronics, Inc.

CMS have been excellent partners in the development of new, complex equipment for our business. CMS built multiple machines for us. Each machine had a different purpose, however the CMS team worked openly & honestly with us to agree on optimal solutions for each one.

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