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Long story short, fiber laser marking machine is good at metal engraving, and CO2 laser marking machine is more professional for engraving wood, leather, glass, acrylic, paper, plastic and other non-metal materials.

 Jun 15, 2016    1219 (2 Min Read)

A comparison between fiber laser marking machine and CO2 laser marking machine

Laser marking machine is also known as laser printing machine, laser engraving machine, it can be divided into fiber laser marking machine, CO2 laser marking machine and UV laser marking machine. The fiber laser marking machine and CO2 laser marking machine are the most common types you meet, but many people know a little about the differences between fiber laser marking machine and CO2 laser marking machine, STYLECNC will tell you the difference as following.

Applications Comparison

Fiber laser marking machine is used for engraving metal and a variety of non-metallic materials, high hardness alloy, oxide, electroplating, coating, ABS, epoxy resin, ink, engineering plastics, etc.. It is widely used in transparent plastic button, IC chip, digital product components, precision machinery, jewelry, sanitary ware, measuring and cutting tools, watch glasses, electrical appliances, electronic components, hardware accessories, hardware tools, mobile communications components, automobile and motorcycle accessories, plastic products, medical equipment, building materials, pipe and other industries.

CO2 laser marking machine is used for engraving paper, leather, cloth, organic glass, epoxy resin, acrylic, wool products, plastic, rubber, ceramic, crystal, jade, bamboo and wood products. It is widely used in all kinds of consumer goods, food packaging, beverage packaging, medicine packaging, building ceramics, clothing accessories, leather, fabric cutting, craft gifts, rubber products, shell plates, denim, furniture etc. industries.

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