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Laser engraving, cutting and marking - What materials can be processed

Trotec laser machines allow you to laser engrave, cut and mark a number of different materials for various applications. These materials include but are not limited to wood, rubber, acrylic and textiles. The tables below are structured according to the type of processing (cutting, engraving, marking) and detail the types of materials suitable for each process.

List of materials

Material cutting engraving marking


Aluminium    ⚫  ⚫
Anodised aluminium    ⚫  ⚫
Chromium    ⚫  ⚫
Precious metal    ⚫  ⚫
Metal foils up to 0.5mm
(Aluminium, 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 (coloured)



* This list is based on the processing capabilities of a Speedy flexx machine, which combines both CO2 and fiber laser sources in one machine.
For more details on what a CO2 or a fiber laser can cut, mark or engrave please read the below reference sheet.

CO2 and fiber laser reference sheet

Trotec laser machine material testing

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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