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FAQs about Laser Engraving, Cutting & Marking

Here, you will find an overview of our Frequently Asked Questions on laser engraving, laser cutting, laser marking and general laser processes. You will also find laser instructions and manuals, and all of your laser 'know how' in our thoroughly covered topics below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between laser plotters and galvo lasers?

This comparison shows the factors determining when a laser plotter vs a galvo laser should be used. [more information]

What materials can be laser cut, marked and engraved?

Discover the many materials that can be laser cut, laser marked and laser engraved on a Trotec laser machine, including plastic, wood, rubber, leather, metals and many more. [more information]

Does Trotec also sell used laser machines?

Trotec lasers are known for their quality and long life. Therefore, they also enjoy great popularity as used laser systems. [more information]

Which materials are unsuitable for laser cutting or laser engraving?

There are many materials suitable for laser processing, however there are also a number of materials that are not suitable. [more information]

Can a Trotec laser machine engrave and mark metal?

Yes. You can label different types of metal with Trotec marking laser and laser engravers. Find out more about the different methods of metal marking. [more information]

Can I arrange for a demonstration on my premises?

We are happy to organise an on-site demonstration of our laser machines. Depending on the size of the required laser machine we will come to you or you can visit one of our locations. [more information]

How does a laser cutter work?

"LASER" stands for "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation". Lasers amplify light by absorbing and radiating energy. The laser radiation is generated by a laser source. Lasers are used for many different applications and industries including medicine and electrical industries [more information]

How to laser cut

Laser beam cutting with Trotec machines outperforms conventional cutting systems in terms of speed, throughput and productivity. [more information]

What is the maximum dimension for laser engraving using a rotary attachment?

Rotary attachments come in various designs and sizes which are designed to fit your laser. In this table we present the maximum workpiece length and weight for Trotec's rotary attachments. [more information]

The basics of laser engraving and laser etching

Learn all about laser engraving including the basics, technical terms and advantages. Plus, we look at how laser engraving machines work. [more information]

How to laser mark with Trotec laser machines

During laser marking, the laser beam modifies the optical appearance of the material surface that it hits. Generally laser marking is used for marking or labeling of workpieces and materials. In this regard, different processes are distinguished, such as laser engraving, removing, staining, annealing and foaming. [more information]

Laser Safety

Laser machines are classified according to different safety classes based on the injury risk for the user and the laser power and wavelength. [more information]

A Comparison of the Different Laser Types

The laser machines available in the market mainly differ by the laser source they use. We mainly talk about CO2 lasers, fiber lasers and vanadate lasers. [more information]

The optimal environment for a Trotec Laser System

Create the perfect conditions for your Trotec laser machine - regardless of the season [more information]