80W CO2 Laser Engraving Slate
Laser engraving is the practice of using lasers to engrave an object. It use a laser beam to change the surface of an object.
When granite, slate, marble or any other stone is laser engraved, the type and density of mineral will dictate how the laser will react. It is possible to achieve all kinds of marks and graphics, from shallow etching for plaques and coasters, to deeper engravings for items such as house signs, to the photoengraving often found on headstones. In general, added paint or lacquer after engraving can get a nice coloured result. Cutting minerals is not possible with a CO2 laser.