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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 a laser engraver and a laser cutter?

How does laser cutting and laser engraving work? What is the difference between the two processes? Find out more at Trotec Laser. [more information]

What is the difference between laser plotters and galvo lasers?

When is which laser system to be used? The comparison shows you the most important facts. [more information]

What materials can I engrave, cut and mark using a laser?

Trotec laser systems enable you to engrave, cut, mark many materials: Plastics, wood, rubber, leather, metals, textiles and many others. Discover the possibilities. [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 engraving?

In addition to many materials that are very suitable for laser processing, there are also a few materials for which this is not the case. [more information]

Can a Trotec laser machine engrave and mark metal?

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

Can I have a demonstration on site/on my premises?

We would be happy to organize 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 in your area. [more information]

How does a laser 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. [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 rotary engraving attachments?

Depending on the laser system, there are rotary attachments in various designs and sizes. The maximum workpiece length and the maximum workpiece weight are indicated in the table. [more information]

An overview of laser engraving methods and benefits

Laser engraving is a contact-free process. No fixation of the workpiece is required during machining. The laser machine itself is housed in a sealed enclosure, providing maximum safety for the user. [more information]

Laser Marking with Trotec Laser Machines

"Laser marking" stands for marking or labeling of workpieces and materials with a laser beam. In this regard, different processes are distinguished, such as 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 perfect environment for your laser

With a few tips and tricks, you can create the optimum conditions for your Trotec laser system... [more information]