Can a fiber laser marking machine engrave wood?-Jill

Can a  laser marking machine engrave wood?

laser marking machine engrave wood.If you’re looking for a powerful technology.Which we can use it to create high-contrast permanent marks for identification and trace ability. Fiber laser engraving machines are the way to go. Their advantage is high peak power and superior beam quality. This make them ideal solutions for marking and engraving on a wide variety of materials. Their versatility and other benefits are why we use fiber lasers  across industries. From automotive and aerospace to electronics and medical device manufacturing.

But can a  laser marking machine engrave wood?

Like many of our customers, you may want to expand the use of your fiber laser.And “get your money’s worth” by using it to engrave wood. Or for your wood’re looking for an industrial engraving solution.  Either way, you want to find the best machine for the job at hand.

However, don’t (I repeat, don’t) use a fiber laser to mark wood. It can pose a serious fire hazard.

There are many other ways to safely use lasers to engrave – or even cut or weld – materials. But xt laser does not recommend.It is not safe to use a fiber laser for wood applications.

Reasons not to use a fiber laser to engrave wood

1.Fire=fiber laser marking machine engrave wood

Using a fiber laser on wood is essentially like starting a campfire.

The fiber laser  wavelength is 1064nm. Laser transmits partially through organic structures .(like wood) .It needs shorter wavelength. This is why we use 1064nm for medical procedures .Such as  laser eye surgery.where the laser beam travels through skin or eye tissues to do its work non-invasively at a deeper level.

Unlike the human eye. when the beam travels into wood,we can not control its absorption. This is because of the variances in the wood material. Heat builds up, and eventually the wood will ignite. This creates an extremely dangerous situation. The fire will spread quickly with the wood acting as fuel for the intense heat.

2.Fiber lasers create poor marks on wood.

The goal of any engraving project is to create a mark that is readable, either by human or machine. Uncontrolled absorption, however, results in an uncontrolled mark on wood. This looks uneven, with some places charred and others barely identifiable.

The bottom line: Fiber lasers + Wood = Dangerous conditions and Poor marks.

When they’re used correctly, fiber lasers can be highly effective and profitable machines, and there are plenty of fiber laser videos that showcase the abundant capabilities of this versatile technology.


So,how do u use a laser marking machine engrave wood?

There is another type of industrial laser engraving machine that can be a valuable tool to mark or engrave your wood products.

A CO2 laser will successfully mark wood without the safety risk of starting a fire. Its 10600nm wavelength is 10x larger and is easily absorbed by organic materials, reacting with wood like a true cutting tool.

The results are clean and controlled marks, free from charring and campfires. CO2 lasers are compact and cost-effective, making them popular solutions for companies upgrading from ink-jet or labeling part identification methods. With the capability to produce high-quality marks at high speeds, these lasers often help operations save costs and improve cycle times.

Many of our customers have used the CO2 to successfully add branding marks or trace ability information to their wooden products, including gun stocks, floor planks, pallets, barrels, and furniture.

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Jill from XT LASER
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