Marking Anodized, Coated, or Painted Materials
We have advanced experience in marking surfaces with a variety of coatings, including stripping anodized coatings from aluminum to create high-contrast marks or removing black oxide from tools and other materials.
In addition, CO2 lasers allow us to remove paint from items such as stainless steel drinkware without affecting the underlying material. Some coatings can even be bleached or modified on the surface without the need for removal.
Anodized, Coated, or Painted — It’s Not a Problem
Anodized coatings are available in a variety of colors and this approach is a common method for coating aluminum surfaces.
- Ablate anodized aluminum coatings to create bright white marks
Black Oxide is a durable coating often used in tooling.
- Ablate black oxide to reveal the underlying metal surface
Cerakote is the world leader in hard protective coatings for a variety of products including firearms and outdoor products.
- Change the color tone of the Cerakote surface to provide contrasted decoration without removing the coating
Various types of paint are often applied to products prior to marking.
- Remove paint from stainless steel drinkware using CO2 lasers without disrupting the underlying metal
- Ablate paint from materials using fiber lasers
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How Do Our Lasers Engrave Paint
One of the most important aspects of a TYKMA Electrox laser marking system is its versatility. Our marking systems are capable of many different processes, but one of the vital processes for working with painted materials is something called ablation.
Want to Add Color Another Way?
Color laser marking, or color laser engraving as it’s also known, is the process of adding color to an object that is being marked. “Marking” is the more apt term since engraving removes a portion of the material’s surface, creating a cavity, while marking merely “stains” the surface.
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