Laser Etching, Engraving & Annealing: What's the Difference?
All companies want the same thing:
- to deliver high quality products
- to prove to our customers that they can rely on us.
Today tracking is everything!
That's why most companies in the metal production value chain are tracking their products and have put in place traceability systems. You are probably already tracking your production with technology such as a pin stamp, industrial inkjet or stickers. But due to costs related to maintenance or consumables - or simply the poor reliability of your marking system or machines – perhaps you are looking at laser marking systems to replace your actual systems.
However, being a neophyte with laser marking technology means there are a bunch of new terms to understand. I think that one of the most common questions from our customers is: What is the difference between laser etching, engraving and annealing? Following are a glossary and videos that will help you to better understand each type of laser marking.