With over 65 years of combined industry experience, TYKMA Electrox is proud to offer a large selection of laser marking workstations for diverse industries and applications. This includes systems that have the capability to create detailed laser engraved tile.
Want to learn more about our offerings as your premier laser marking equipment supplier? If so, check out our definitive guide or contact our team today for assistance.
What to Know About Laser Engraved and Laser Etched Tile
An Overview of Laser Engraving
The process of laser engraving ceramic tile includes removing the top layers of your surface to create an exposed cavity that matches your predetermined image or design programmed into the system. Throughout the process, the material is vaporized with each pulse of the laser, and more defined marks can be created with several passes.
A Look at Laser Etching: A Subset of Laser Engraving
As opposed to laser engraving, the process of laser etching takes a slightly different approach to creating permanent markings, incorporating a melting aspect. Etching, which is considered a subset of laser engraving, melts the surface of your material, and the melted material then expands and creates a raised mark.
It’s important to note that though laser engraving and laser etching are similar in some respects, the marking depth achieved is different, with laser etching typically removing no more than 0.001” of the material, and engraving removing anywhere from 0.0001 – 0.005”. This can be a key differentiation point when deciding which technique is best for your application.
What materials are commonly used when producing laser etched or laser engraved tile?
Though our systems are compatible with ceramic tiles, as stated previously, they’re also capable of accommodating the following tile types:
The type of material that you use for either laser engraved or laser etched tile can alter your approach and may necessitate different types of laser systems. For more information on which systems might be best for your application, feel free to reach out to our team of experts!
FAQs About Laser Engraving Ceramic Tile, Marble Tile, and More
When creating laser engraved or laser etched tile, what designs can be marked?
One of the main benefits of working with a high-quality laser marking system is that you have the ability to create simple or complex designs that align with your project requirements. Some examples of these designs include the following:
- Serial numbers of barcodes
- Date codes
- And more!
How long does it take to laser engrave tile?
The amount of time that it can take to produce laser engraved or laser etched tile can depend on both the size of the tile and what you are wanting to permanently mark. For example, if you’re looking to mark on a 4” x 4” ceramic tile, it might take up to a couple of minutes to complete the full process, while tiles with a larger surface area could take a little longer than that. The intricacy of the design will affect duration as well.
Can I laser engrave on a hand-painted tile?
Yes! When laser engraving ceramic tile, porcelain tile, or any other type that has already been painted, our systems can remove the top layer of paint, as well as the material underneath the paint, without disrupting the structural integrity of the tile as a whole.
Achieve Clear and High-Contrast Laser Engraved Tile with TYKMA Electrox
Our team is dedicated to providing you with unmatched customer support when laser engraving ceramic tiles, marble tiles, and more. Additional benefits of choosing TYKMA Electrox systems include the following:
- Systems with air-cooled, solid-state, maintenance-free designs
- Industry-leading warranties
- Up to 100,000-hour product lifespans
- Compact machine footprints in simple modular designs
- Simple setup, programming, and marking
Contact Our Team for More Information
If you need a comprehensive workstation that’s capable of creating clear and high-contrast laser engraved tile, know that our team is readily available to provide you with exactly what you’re looking for.
Have any questions? If so, please contact our team today.