Can all types of laminate be laser engraved?
Depending on the laminate being processed, some are best suited for laser engraving while others for use with milling machines, and only laminates manufactured for laser use should be laser engraved. Trotec offers a wide and expansive portfolio of high-quality engravable materials, designed specifically for laser engraving, marking, and cutting. Learn more.
What should be kept in mind when it comes to laminate engraving?
Using a vacuum table is recommended while laser engraving laminates, as it secures the material to the table while processing. Typically, laminate sheets with a thinner topcoat can be ablated faster.
Laminates – engraving from bottom to top
To avoid unnecessary post-processing, laminates should be laser engraved from the bottom up to ensure that any dust produced is extracted upwards, and there is no discoloration to the top layer. In JobControl® under “Plate" → “Set plate," the laser can be positioned as desired and the edge where the laser begins engraving can be specified.