What materials can a laser engrave, cut and mark?
With Trotec laser machines, you can laser-cut, engrave or mark many materials, including: plastics, wood, rubber, leather, metals, textiles and many others. In the table below, you can see details about the material processing capabilities of our laser engraving and laser cutting machines. The list of materials is structured according to processing type (cutting, engraving, marking).
List of materials
|Metal foils up to 0.5mm |
(Aluminum, Brass, Copper, precious metal)
|Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)||⚫||⚫||⚫|
|Acrylic/PMMA, i.e. PLEXIGLAS®||⚫||⚫||⚫|
|Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)||⚫||⚫||⚫|
|Polycarbonate (PC) up to 0.5mm||⚫||⚫||⚫|
|Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)||⚫||⚫||⚫|
|Polyoxymethylene (POM) -i.e. Delrin®||⚫||⚫||⚫|
|Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)||⚫||⚫||⚫|
|Foam (PVC free)||⚫||⚫||⚫|
* List of materials is based on a Trotec flexx laser. Flexx lasers combine a CO2 and a fiber laser source in one machine.
For more details on the cutting, marking and engraving capabilities of our CO2 lasers or a fiber lasers, see this reference sheet.
Material testing on Trotec laser systems
You are not sure whether your material is suitable for laser processing? Are you looking for information on a material that was not on the list? The list gives you a general overview of which materials can be processed with the laser. We would be pleased to check special requirements for your laser application in a material and application test.