Skip to content

Laser Engraving

Suitable for many substrates, laser engraving produces marking and coding with high wear resistance on metals, glass, plastic, wood, acrylic.

Request a Quote


Quality You See and Feel

The laser beam removes a thin layer from the product surface, creating a visual and tactile marking that increases supply-chain traceability, meets coding requirements, and reduces counterfeiting risk.

Common Coding Applications

  • 1-D Barcodes and 2-D QR codes
  • Logos and other branding
  • Contact information
  • Serial numbers
  • Part numbers
  • Lot numbers
  • And more
Laser etching
Laser engraving

Fast and Friendly

Eco-friendly laser marking offers numerous benefits compared to coding with inks, including greater precision and permanence.


Benefits of Laser Engraving

  • Better legibility
  • No drying
  • Long term durability
  • Resistance to high-temperature sterilization
  • Eco-friendly


Laser engraving and laser etching are similar processes with some differences.

  • Laser engraving creates much deeper markings than laser etching. This is ideal for high wear parts requiring durability.
  • Laser engraving also generates more heat than etching, making it less compatible with thinner or more sensitive materials.

Some of the benefits for laser engraving and etching include:

  • Better legibility
  • No drying
  • Long term durability
  • Resistance to high temperature sterilization
  • Eco-friendly

Laser engraving locally vaporizes surfaces creating a visual and tactile code. Since laser engraving and etching do not involve particle blasting, there is a significantly reduced chance of surface damage or deformation. The markings produced are also more legible than other engraving methods.

Some of the more common laser engraving uses include:

  • Barcodes and QR codes
  • Logos and other branding
  • Contact information
  • Serial numbers
  • Part numbers
  • And other identifying marks

Our laser engraving processes utilize three different marking systems to meet the needs of your specific project.

  • UV, or ultraviolet lasers produce shorter 355nm wavelengths and can be used for non-thermal processes including color changes.
  • Green lasers produce a 532nm wavelength that allows for extremely precise, high speed engraving of plastics and metals.
  • YAG lasers produce a 1064nm wavelength for engraving metal and harder plastics.

Your Single Source of Total Solutions

We look beyond today to increase efficiency and serve your business.

Technician weighing pills


Learn about Medical

We finish your materials within tight tolerances to meet exacting quality and regulatory demands.

A soldier saluting


Learn about Military

Defense contractors rely on our anodizing, laser-marking, descaling, and other services to meet military specifications.

Aerospace technician with a turbine engine


Learn about Aerospace

We offer a range of finishing services for aerospace components and maintain NADCAP certification


Precision Manufacturing

Learn about Precision Manufacturing

CNC manufacturers rely on our services to complete final finishing.

Pharmacy tech checking data


Learn about Pharmaceutical

We innovate processes in the science and art of finishing precision-engineered pharmaceutical components.

Water treatment facility

Water Purification

Learn about Water Purification

Our services for finishing water-system components include cryogenic deflashing, passivation, and laser marking.

Automotive factory


Learn about Automotive

Our precision capabilities handle high-volume jobs for automotive OEMs.

Server room


Learn about Computing

We offer anodizing and laser marking of components and enclosures for computers and audio equipment.

Technician soldering components


Learn about Electronics

Our finishing services meet critical tolerances for metal and plastic parts made for consumer electronics.

Food service conveyor

Food Service

Learn about Food Service

Our cleaning and finishing services meet strict regulatory requirements while enhancing performance and longevity.

Hydraulic machines


Learn about Hydraulics

Our deburring, deflashing, and other services optimize the operating life of hydraulic equipment.

Field stripped colt 1911 firearm.


Learn about Firearms

Our suite of capabilities delivers precise results producing the highest quality finishes.

MSFJSA logo (Mass Finishing Job Shops Association)
MPMA - Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association
Nadcap Administered by PRI Accredited
TUV logo
Finished in America (American flag) logo


Finished Means Finished. Done

We eliminate the need for your parts to go elsewhere.

A conveyor belt carrying unfinished parts through a box with the Arrow Cryogenics logo, and when after the parts pass through, they are deburred and clean.