Aluminum is widely used in industry for its lightweight, its durability and its high corrosion resistance.
Aluminum alloys have been developed for decades to meet industry requirements, and they are nowadays indispensable for all markets including the automotive industry, aircraft and aerospace, building & construction, electronic and many more.
This versatile material can be processed in many ways: casting, extrusion, forging, sheet & foil and offers endless design possibilities.
Gravotech can follow you throughout your projects and provide laser and rotary solutions perfectly adapted for this soft material. You can use our solutions to mark, engrave, cut, modify & personalize your parts.
Gravotech has a lot of experience on aluminum engraving and can provide the best solution depending on your application:
Discover our range of lasers suitable for marking aluminum! This type of metal can be marked perfectly and quickly with our laser solutions.
Gravotech’s Dot Peen marking machine and scribing solutions offer non-contrasted, visible and deep marking obtained by making close impacts on the surface of several steel types. Rotary engravers are ideal for aluminum personalization in-store, as they are compact, silent and easy to use. Discover our large variety of jigs to easily hold any part.
The fastest pneumatic dot peen marking machine.
The most precise and consistent electromagnetic dot peen marking machine.
The quiet metal scribing marking machine.
Medium CNC engraving machine for flat and cylinder engraving on metal and plastic.
Large and extra large format CNC engraving machines.
Small and custom engraving machine for all purposes, from perfume bottle to small industrial signage.
Standalone dot peen marking station.
Small CNC engraving machine for label and small part traceability system.
Lasertrace™ facilitates the traceability and identification of all types of parts. Gravostyle™ allows you to easily create your customized engraving jobs. Unleash your creativity and conquer new markets.
With our lasers you can either laser etch aluminum or laser engraving aluminum: our aluminum laser engraving machines provide a high contrasted, permanent marking at a very short cycle time on the surface of the aluminum.
Thanks to the combination of high average power and high peak power, our fiber lasers and hybrid lasers are adapted to texture the surface of the aluminum part. Galvo laser can be used to have a deep engraving on aluminum material.
We can obtain localized thermal vaporization of the material quickly as the melting point of aluminum is low compared to other metals. Just repeat several passes to remove several layers and reach the desired engraving depths.
Additional settings like the vector filling angle can be modified between each pass to obtain smooth surfaces and a perfect marking rendering with cleaning and finishing passes can be added to remove melt ejections & obtain a higher contrast.
Benefits of laser technology on aluminum :
See our aluminum laser engraving machines.
Gravotech offers 2 rotary technologies for datamatrix marking, text and numbers engraving :
Dot peen marking machines allows a visible, high-speed and permanent marking that ensures full & tamperproof traceability of your parts. We provide a full range of stylus to achieve a light to deep engraving, mark from flat to uneven surface.
Scribing marking machines allow precise, deep and silent engraving. The stylus penetrates the material and then, moved from X to Y marks, it scribes the surface of the part and performs the marking. Benefits of dot peen/scribing on aluminum :
Aluminum engraving with a rotary engraving machine is a simple solution to install and use. Our engraving stations are great for personalization on aluminum products or small unit work.
Our CNC Stations provide large format aluminum engraving and cutting for both unit work but also batch engraving and cutting on a single aluminum sheet
Benefits of rotary on aluminum: