Laser Ablation

Laser ablation is the process of removing coatings or surface layers from materials.

  • Ablation is a common technique for anodized aluminum.
  • Specialized layers and coatings can be removed from a variety of materials.

The Details

Laser ablation removes coatings or top layers from various materials and substrates. This usually results in a bright or white mark contrasting with the surface or coating. The underlying material is rarely affected to any great degree. Common applications include marking anodized aluminum, black oxide, painted materials, and more. CO2 lasers can be utilized to strip rubber, paint, and other coatings from metals. For electronics, ablation can be used to create current pathways or change resistance levels.

Best Materials for Laser Ablation

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

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