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Materials for Laser Marking, Cutting and Engraving

Trotec laser machines can cut, mark and engrave so many available materials, including plastic, wood, rubber, leather, metal, textiles and more. The following table displays the material processing capabilities of our high-quality laser machines and what material can be either laser cut, laser engraved, or laser marked:

List of materials

Material cutting engraving marking


Aluminum    ⚫  ⚫
Aluminum, anodised    ⚫  ⚫
Chromium    ⚫  ⚫
Precious metal    ⚫  ⚫
Metal foils up to 0.5mm
(Aluminum, Brass, Copper, precious metal)
 ⚫  ⚫  ⚫
Stainless steel    ⚫  ⚫
Metal, painted    ⚫  
Brass    ⚫  ⚫
Copper    ⚫  ⚫
Titanium    ⚫  ⚫


Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
Acrylic/PMMA, i.e. PLEXIGLAS®
Polyamide (PA)
Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)
Polycarbonate (PC) up to 0.5mm 
Polyethylene (PE)
Polyester (PES)
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
Polyimide (PI)
Polyoxymethylene (POM) -i.e. Delrin®
Polypropylene (PP)
Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)
Polystyrene (PS)
Polyurethane (PUR)
Foam (PVC free)


Paper (white)
Paper (colored)

* This list of materials is based on a Trotec Speedy flexx laser. Flexx lasers combine a CO2 and a fiber laser source in the one machine.
 For more details on the cutting, marking and engraving capabilities of our CO2 lasers and fiber lasers, refer to this document:

**Cutting metal films up to 0.5mm thickness is potentially possible with a fiber or flexx laser system depending on the individual material. However we highly recommend individual tests are performed by our application engineers to confirm the suitability and the likelihood of success.

CO2 & fiber laser 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.

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