Aluminium is widely used in industry for its lightweight, its durability and its high corrosion resistance. Aluminium 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 & constructions, 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 mechanical solutions perfectly adapted for this soft material. You can use our solutions to mark, engrave, cut, modify & personalise your parts.
Gravotech has a great deal of experience on aluminium engraving and can provide the best solution depending on your application:
Discover our range of lasers suitable for marking aluminium! 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 type steel. Rotary engravers are ideal for aluminium personalization in-shop, as they are compact, silent and very easy to use. Discover our large choice of jigs to hold any part easily.
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 create your customized engraving jobs easily. Unleash your creativity and conquer new markets.
With our lasers you can either laser etch aluminium or laser engraving aluminium: Our aluminium laser engraving machines provide a high-contrasted, permanent marking at a very short cycle time on the surface of the aluminium.
Thanks to the combination of high average power and high peak power, our Fiber laser and Hybrid laser are adapted to texture the surface of the aluminium part. Galvo Laser can be used to have a deep engraving on aluminium material. We can obtain localised thermal vaporisation of the material quickly as the melting point of aluminium is low compare to other metals. You just have to 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 aluminium :
See our aluminium laser engraving machines.
Gravotech offers 2 mechanical technologies for engraving texts, numbers and Datamatrix codes at a very high speed on aluminium: Dot peen marking machines allows a visible, high-speed and direct part marking that ensuring full & tamperproof traceability of your parts. We provide a full range of stylus to be able to realise 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 aluminium:
Aluminium engraving with rotary engraving machine is a very simple solution to install and use. Our Engraving Stations are great for personalization on aluminium products or small unit work. Our CNC Stations provide large format aluminium engraving and cutting for both unit work but also batch engraving and cutting on a single aluminium sheet.
Benefits of Rotary on aluminium: