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What materials can a laser engrave, cut and mark?

Trotec laser machines can process a wide array of materials

Trotec laser engravers and laser cutting machines offer a broad range of material processing capabilities. You can use a Trotec laser machine to cut, engrave or mark many materials such as plastics, wood, rubber, leather, metals, textiles and many others. Below are details regarding the individual laser cutting, laser engraving, and laser cutting machines. The list of materials is structured according to processing type (cutting, engraving, marking).

List of materials

Material cutting engraving marking

Metal

Aluminum    ⚫  ⚫
Aluminum, anodized    ⚫  ⚫
Chromium    ⚫  ⚫
Precious metal    ⚫  ⚫
Metal foils up to 0.5mm
(Aluminum, Brass, Copper, precious metal)
 ⚫  ⚫  ⚫
Stainless steel    ⚫  ⚫
Metal, painted    ⚫  
Brass    ⚫  ⚫
Copper    ⚫  ⚫
Titanium    ⚫  ⚫
       

Plastic

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
Acrylic/PMMA, i.e. Plexiglas®
Rubber  
Polyamide (PA)
Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)
Polycarbonate (PC)
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)
       

Miscellanious

Wood  
Mirror  
Stone    
Paper (white)
Paper (colored)
Food
Leather
Fabric  
Glass    
Ceramics  
Cardboard
Cork

* List of materials is based on a Trotec flexx laser. Flexx lasers combine a CO2 and a fiber laser source in one machine.
 For more details on the cutting, marking and engraving capabilities of our CO2 lasers or a fiber lasers, see this reference sheet.

CO2 and fiber laser reference sheet


Material testing on Trotec laser systems

Looking for information on a material that is not on the list? Our applications lab can perform a material test to determine if your material is suitable for laser cutting or laser engraving.

Request a free material test


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