What is fiber laser marking?

Fiber laser marking is used to mark the surface material of an object. When a fiber laser meets an object the surface material is removed to expose the material beneath, essentially “carving” by chemical and physical changes. These changes are caused by the light energy (photons) reacting in the target area.



What can I create with a fiber laser marking machine?

Ideal for personalisation, identification or branding, fiber laser marking machines are very well established in many industries and are found on manufacturing lines around the world. A common choice for traceability marks such as barcodes, QR codes and text, these machines are used in a range of sectors including medical, automotive and mechanical engineering. Plus, they are becoming increasingly popular in retail industries because of their ability to personalise items including phones, switches, tech devices and jewellery.

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Types of Fiber Laser

There are two common types of fiber laser, Q-Switched and MOPA. The main difference between these types of technology is the variety of pulse width and frequency.


MOPA Fiber

A MOPA laser is much more flexible than the Q-Switched fiber lasers, but not all MOPA systems are the same. Good MOPA systems have a wide range of pulse width and frequency adjustments available, this means they suit more materials and are less prone to creating unwanted deformations. However, quality and modulation versatility differ greatly between manufacturers, furthermore, machine stability and Z-Axis accuracy is critical.

Q-Switched Fiber

Q-Switched fiber lasers used to be the most commonly-found fiber laser source. They are typically not as efficient nor do they possess as wide range of pulse modulations as the MOPA laser, making them less flexible and much more prone to deforming different materials. That said, they are still excellent at a variety of simple marking tasks and are typically far more cost effective.



Whether you’re an industrial manufacturer, small business, school, or your looking to provide a service in your shop, we have the laser machine to meet your needs. From laser etching gin glasses to marking car parts, our laser machines are designed to do it all.

A true desktop laser engraving machine, nMeta has a 30% smaller footprint than leading competitors meaning it will fit on most work-surfaces. Ideal for engraving metals and plastics in workshops, jewellers and most industrial environments.

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2D (2-Axis) MOPA 30

We know of no other MOPA fiber laser marking machine on the market today at this price point that delivers the performance and functionality of µMeta. Built using the same high-grade components as the rest of the Meta line, just more compact, boasting x17 waveforms making it ideal for colour marking and difficult materials.

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2D (2-Axis) MOPA Fiber 30-60

First introduced in 2012 and now in it's 7th incarnation, the Meta-C MOPA fiber laser engraving machine is built for 24/7 use over decades, it has a track record of near zero failures over millions of flawless operations and features our latest 3D laser head (3-Axis).

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3D (3-Axis) MOPA Fiber 30-80

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Which materials are suitable to use?

Operating at the 1,064nm wavelength, fiber laser marking machines are very well suited to metals including stainless steel, aluminium and gold but can also operate on a much wider array of materials including marble, granite and some plastics such as ABS. 



Versatile Range of Applications

Operating at the 1,064nm wavelength, fiber laser marking machines are very well suited to metals but can also operate on a much wider array of materials.

Long Life and Maintenance-Free Period

Most fiber laser modules possess more than 100,000 operating hours before any maintenance is needed.

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Flexible and Easy to Use

A fiber laser marking machine can be easily adjusted to achieve greater depth depending on your needs.

High Electro-Optical Conversion Efficiency

Fibre laser systems require less power to effect a material, resulting in a low power consumption for a fibre laser marking machine.

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