Laser Engraving Brass

Laser systems are widely used for marking and engraving a wide range of materials, including brass. Known for its durability and attractive appearance, brass is an alloy made up mainly of copper and a small amount of zinc and is used across a host of industries for many different purposes. Let’s explore the properties of brass, what it’s typically used for and explore some of the key applications of laser engraved brass…

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The Properties of Brass

Durable, strong and with a unique finish whether treated or untreated, let’s explore some of the key properties of brass to find out what makes it such a popular material…

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Strong & Durable

Because it is an alloy metal, meaning it is a mixture of other metals (mainly copper and zinc), it is known for its strength as well as its pliability. Not only is brass strong and durable, it also doesn’t rust.


Compared to other metals, brass is relatively simple to mould. This makes it an ideal choice for decorative items because it can also be easily engraved with intricate details.

Resistant to Corrosion

In general brass is resistant to corrosion, but particular from seawater. This makes it the perfect choice for maritime and outdoor applications that are often subject to harsh weather conditions.

Good Electrical Conductivity

Although it’s not as conductive as copper, brass still offers good electrical conductivity which makes it ideal for use in certain electrical components.

Visual Appeal

Brass has a unique yellowish-gold colour that be polished to create a high-shine finish. If left untreated, it can develop a natural patina which gives it a highly sought-after aged look, used widely in interior decoration.

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Typical Uses of Brass

Thanks to its strength, durability and attractive finish brass is used in a wide range of products and applications, let’s explore some of them…

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Because of brass’ natural resistance to corrosion, it is often used in plumbing for valves, pipes and fittings.

Mechanical Components
Brass is often used in mechanical components such as gears and bearings where low friction and good machinability is required.

Because it has a good electrical conductivity and is highly durable, brass is often used in connectors, terminals and other electrical components.

Home Décor
Because of its attractive finish both treated and untreated, brass is often used as a decorative finish around the home for items such as door handles and light fixtures. It is also often used to make jewellery.


Applications of Laser Engraved Brass

The beauty of laser engraved brass is that the markings will stand the test of time. Whether you’re engraving logos for branding, serial numbers for traceability or adding a decorative touch to jewellery, using a laser system to engrave this material ensures precise, permanent markings. Let’s take a look at some key applications…

Branding and Customisation

Thanks to the control and precision a laser machine offers, businesses can use laser engraving to add logos, company names and other branding elements to brass products for marketing collateral.

Industrial Marking

Whether it’s serial numbers, part numbers, QR codes or other essential information, laser engraving machines aid in traceability and quality control, making them an essential part of production lines.

Awards and Trophies

A quick and efficient way of engraving brass trophies and awards, with a laser engraving machine you can add personalised messages, names and dates to awards with ease.


Whether you’re adding a wedding date to a ring or initials on a locket, laser engraving enables the user to add intricate personalised details to a wide range of jewellery items.



Whether you want to create branding items for your business or unique pieces of jewellery, laser engraving brass transforms ordinary items into extraordinary pieces, and we’ve got the right solutions for you and your business.

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

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

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