Laser Frosting

Laser frosting is commonly used on metals and results in a bright white mark.

  • Marks created with laser frosting require minimal surface penetration.
  • Frosting can be combined with other techniques to create high-contrast results.

The Details

Laser frosting creates a bright white mark on various metals and carbide with minimal surface penetration. By moving the laser at a high rate of scan speed, a very light surface disruption is created, resulting in the bright white contrast. Frosting works especially well on aluminum, steel, stainless, and carbide. Frosting can also be combined with annealed or burned marks to create a high contrast white background with dark marks over the top.

Best Materials for Laser Frosting

Our experience and tools allow us to create a variety of marks on many types of materials. Learn more about frosting different materials here.

Our Capabilities

Browse our extensive capabilities to learn about various laser marking techniques, materials and industry-specific information.

Our Facility

Located in southern Ohio, our 50,000 square foot facility is home to a team of engineers, laser specialists, and a state of the applications test lab.

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The TYKMA Minilase 20W fiber laser has been a great asset for us. We were able to quickly migrate our production from older laser technology to the Minilase. It produces a higher quality mark in less time.

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