Black Marking Anodized Aluminum Nametag with MOPA

Learn how you can make black markings on anodized aluminum with a MOPA laser, using this name badge as inspiration.


Required material
  • anodized aluminum
  • magnet
Machine used
  • SpeedMarker 700
  • 20 W MOPA laser
  • F254 lens

You can use any other machine of the SpeedMarker series, Speedy fiber or Speedy flexx.


You might need other parameters when marking glossy aluminum.

Creating a black marking is only possible with the MOPA laser. This is the only laser that colors anodized aluminum black through short pulsing. The conventional fiber lasers in the SpeedMarker Series, Speedy Flexx or Speedy Fiber Laser, can only create white marking.



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Step by step

Step 1

Step 1: Design

Import our template or create your own design. Import the PDF with layers into SpeedMark and assign parameters and fillings to the object.

Important: If texts are imported from a PDF, they have to be converted into curves before. Otherwise SpeedMark Software does not recognize them as Text. Alternatively, you can produce the text directly in SpeedMark.

Filling for Fill style Line distance [mm]
Logo cross lines (bidirectional) 0.03
Name Bidirectional 0.001
Title Bidirectional 0.001
Step 2

Step 2: Laser process

Now enter the parameter settings. They can differ depending on the laser machine used and laser power available.

Laser parameter Process Power [%] Speed [mm/s]
Logo Marking 50 2000
Name Marking 50 1500
Title Marking 50 1500
Laser parameter Frequency [kHz] Pulse width [ns] Passes
Logo 60 100 1
Name 200 8 1
Title 200 100 1
Step 3

Step 3: Post processing

Fix the magnet on the back of the nametag.


Try different colors of anodised aluminium and sizes to add another element to your offer.

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