Flexx Technology: CO₂ & Fiber Laser Sources in One Machine

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Maximum Flexibility with Two Laser Sources in One Laser System

Trotec's patented Flexx Technology™ integrates two laser sources (CO2 and fiber) in a single machine machine, allowing a variety of materials to be processed in one operation. The CO2 laser source is ideal for engraving and cutting plastics, wood, rubber, leather and many other materials. On the other hands, the fiber laser source is the right tool for marking metals and staining plastics.

Processing Different Materials in One Laser Job

The patented Flexx function permits the user to alternatively activate both CO2 and fiber laser sources during job processing. Manually changing the laser tubes, lens or focus is not required.

The laser sources are easily assigned at the touch of button in the JobControl® laser software. Every conceivable CO2 laser application, as well as metal marking and engraving, can be streamlined and seamlessly processed. This guarantees that you'll be able to increase production volume and efficiency.

Ready for Flexx

Every laser engraving machine in the Speedy series is “ready for flexx." This means that every Speedy can be retrofitted with an additional laser source whenever you are ready.


CO2 and Fiber Laser Sources: Overview of Material Compatibility

You are able to process a wide range of materials with a Speedy Flexx laser:

  Material CO2 Fiber
Non-Metal Wood  
  Glass  
  Paper  
  Textiles  
  Leather  
  Stone  
  Food  
  Ceramic  
Plastics ABS; PC; PA, PMMA ...
  Rubber
  Laminates
  Foam
Metal Aluminum  
  Anodized Aluminum
  Brass  
  Coated Metal  
  Chrome  
  Copper  
  Precious metals (Gold, Silver, Platinum)  
  High speed steel  
  Stainless Steel  
  Titanium  

NOTE: The metals listed in the table above can also be processed with a CO2 laser. However, this processing method requires an additional work step and the use of a laser marking compund.


MOPA Laser: More Possibilities for Laser Marking Metals and Plastics

With the introduction of the new Speedy 400, we are setting new standards for laser marking metals and plastics with flatbed laser systems. Recent advancements in our patented Flexx Technology™, which has been successful on the market since 2005, permit you to make higher-contrast markings on plastics and black markings on anodized aluminum. This is made possible by a MOPA fiber laser, which is integrated in the flatbed system (instead of a conventional fiber laser source).

In addition to higher-quality marking, productivity is another advantage of the MOPA laser. Markings or deep engravings of an equivalent quality can be made faster than with a conventional fiber laser.

The Advantages of a Conventional Fiber Laser Source Remain

Increase your productivity and processing flexibility with the MOPA fiber laser by achieving higher-contrast and more legibile markings.

Trotec's MOPA fiber lasers have the same benefits as a traditional fiber laser. Specifically, our MOPA lasers are:

  • Maintenance-free
  • Long service life
  • Air-cooled
  • Economic purchase price

Flexx Technology™ and the MOPA fiber laser are offered in the Speedy laser engraver series.