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What materials can a laser engrave, cut and mark?

Cut, mark and engrave using a laser

With Trotec laser machines, you can laser-cut, engrave or mark many materials, including: plastics, wood, rubber, leather, metals, textiles and many others. In the table below, you can see details about the material processing capabilities of our 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


Aluminum    ⚫  ⚫
Aluminum, anodized    ⚫  ⚫
Chromium    ⚫  ⚫
Precious metal    ⚫  ⚫
Metal foils up to 0.5mm
(Aluminum, 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 (colored)

* List of materials are 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

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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