Metal Modification

Most bare metals can be laser marked with the use of marking compounds. Anodized aluminum can be directly marked with a laser and the high contrast image produced is ideal for serial tags, identification plates and two-dimensional barcodes. Laser marking on metal delivers highly durable marks without sacrificing material integrity.

Metal Types
Alumamark, anodized aluminum, carbide, coated metals, brass, cobalt, copper, iron, nickel, pewter, stainless steel, steel, titanium, tungsten,



Metal Marking


Laser marked anodized aluminum water bottle
Laser mark tools and other high value assets with custom logos, artwork, ID and serial numbers, barcodes, UID codes and 2D matrix codes. Laser systems are great tools for etching anodized aluminum instruments and control panels, as well as consumer electronics like iPods and cell phones. Anodized military-style tags are great for personalizing. Some bare metals can even be marked directly with a laser system using Universal's High Power Density Focusing Optics (HPDFO)







Metal Marking Compounds

Most metals can be laser marked by first applying a marking compound to the metal surface. The laser beam fuses the marking compound with the metal, leaving behind a dark mark (almost black) that does not rub off and is not affected by cleaners and solvents.




Laser marked golf club


This information applies to the following laser cutter, laser engraver, laser marking systems:
Universal Laser Systems VLS2.30
Universal Laser Systems VLS3.50
Universal Laser Systems VLS3.60
Universal Laser Systems VLS4.60
Universal Laser Systems VLS6.60
Universal Laser Systems PLS4.75
Universal Laser Systems PLS6.75
Universal Laser Systems PLS6.150D
Universal Laser Systems PLS6MW
Universal Laser Systems ILS9.75
Universal Laser Systems ILS9.150D
Universal Laser Systems ILS12.75
Universal Laser Systems ILS12.150D
Universal Laser Systems XLS10.150D
Universal Laser Systems XLS10MWH
ULS VLS 2.30
ULS VLS 3.50
ULS VLS 3.60
ULS VLS 4.60
ULS VLS 6.60
ULS PLS 4.75
ULS PLS 6.75
ULS PLS 6.150D
ULS PLS 6MW
ULS ILS 9.75
ULS ILS 9.150D
ULS ILS 12.75
ULS ILS 12.150D
ULS XLS 10.150D
ULS XLS 10MWH