Laser cutting and engraving wood

for plywood, MDF, balsa and many other types of wood

wooden phone cover engraving

Wood types suitable for laser processing

With Trotec laser equipment, you can cut and engrave toys, arts, crafts, souvenirs, Christmas jewelry, gift items, architectural models and inlays. When laser processing wood, the focus is often on personal customization options. Trotec lasers can process a variety of wood types to create the look you like and can cut thicknesses up to 20 mm.

Wood types suitable for laser processing

  • MDF
  • HDF
  • Multiplex
  • Plywood
  • Chipboard
  • Natural wood, real wood
  • Precious woods
  • Solid wood, solid timber
  • Cork
  • Veneers


Application examples for wood processing


Lasers are extremely versatile instruments for wood processing. In the design industry, dark cutting edges and brownish or whitish colored engravings serve as exceptional design elements in wood products. Design new products for a wide variety of industries.

  • Arts and crafts
  • Toys
  • Furniture construction
  • Interior design
  • Shopfitting
  • School supplies
  • Decorations
  • Gift items
  • Christmas decorations
  • Architectural models
  • Inlays
engraving marking wood picture plane

Why should I buy a laser for engraving and cutting wood?

Laser engraving wood creates additional value through personalization and precision. Make each piece unique by engraving logos, names or images into your products. A precise laser cut creates custom-fit parts with a tenth of a millimeter precision even for fine shapes. Non-contact processing saves time and lets you process the thinnest materials.

Function and advantages of laser technology

Characteristic and productive engravings

  • Colored engravings as a decorative element
  • There is no need for time-consuming cleaning.
  • Unlike milling cutters, the engraving is achieved within seconds

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Speedy series: The fastest laser engravers available on the market with a maximum engraving speed of 3.55 m/sec and an acceleration of 5g.

Non-contact processing

  • No time-consuming fixating of material compared to milling cutters
  • No warping of the material

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Multifunctional table concept for easy handling

Simple digital manufacturing

  • Designs are created in your usual graphics program and sent to the printer via the printer command
  • Time-consuming programming is not required, unlike milling cutters

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • JobControl® laser software: Simply intuitive. Work efficiently.

Fine tools

  • Precise shapes can be cut

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Ideal optics and optimal beam performance

No tool wear

  • No wear of the laser beam from the material processing
  • No costs for new tools, unlike milling cutters

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • CeramiCore laser sources with a particularly long service life

No shavings

  • The wood is explosively evaporated by the laser. No shavings are produced like with other technologies.

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • The resulting gases are efficiently removed and filtered by the Trotec extraction systems.

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