Laser Marking & Engraving Machines

Laser marking and engraving technologies offer precise and permanent solutions for marking various materials including stainless steel, titanium, anodized aluminium, brass, and copper. A laser marking machine utilizes advanced laser technology to imprint enduring marks, designs, or patterns onto diverse surfaces with exceptional speed and accuracy. Widely employed across industrial and manufacturing sectors, laser marking ensures permanent, non-contact markings without compromising material integrity.

By selectively altering surface properties using a focused laser beam, this cutting-edge process delivers clean, durable, and highly legible markings suitable for a wide range of applications. Whether for product identification, branding, or traceability, laser marking and engraving provide unmatched versatility and reliability in direct part marking solutions. Pryor recognised the benefits a high-speed Laser could bring to marking very early in its evolution, and we have been building laser engraving machines and marking machines in Sheffield, UK ever since.

Pryor Laser Marking machines are controlled using Pryor’s own software called Traceable IT. Traceable IT has been developed over a number of years by Pryor’s in-house team of software developers. Our standard traceability software is a comprehensive, powerful application. Traceable IT started as a fairly simple program to run our marking machines via a Windows interface, but we quickly realised that combined with a marking machine it was capable of so much more.  Today our software is used to tie together the different aspects of the marking process and, increasingly important, to integrate the marking equipment into a manufacturing execution system (MES).

We are proud to be a member of Made In Britain and all of our marking machines, including laser engravers are made at our Sheffield HQ. Because we build our machines inhouse our lead times are often much shorter than when laser have to be shipped from outside the UK.

Pryor Laser Markers are available direct from our Sheffield, UK Head Quarters. Any website enquiries are delivered to our dedicated sales team to help you with your enquiry. We also have Subsidiaries in the USA and France and a range of Partners in many countries around the world. Our range of laser products can be found above.

The combination of precision, speed, versatility, and durability makes fiber lasers an excellent choice for both laser engraving and laser marking applications across diverse materials and industries. Their advanced technology has contributed to their widespread adoption in modern manufacturing and production processes.

In essence, the primary difference lies in the depth of material modification. Laser engraving involves physically removing material to create noticeable depth, making it suitable for decorative and detailed applications. On the other hand, laser marking modifies the surface without significant material removal, making it ideal for identification, traceability, and applications where a subtle mark is preferred. Both processes leverage the precision and versatility of laser technology to achieve their respective outcomes.

Laser marking is highly accurate, offering precision down to micrometers. The focused laser beam enables intricate designs, small characters, and detailed markings with minimal margin of error, making it ideal for applications requiring high precision.

Yes, laser marking is well-suited for high-volume production. Its non-contact, fast processing, and consistent results make it an efficient choice for industries with large-scale manufacturing needs, contributing to increased productivity.

Absolutely, laser markers can be seamlessly integrated into automated production lines. Their computer-controlled precision, rapid processing, and reliability make them well-suited for integration, enhancing overall efficiency in manufacturing processes. Pryor have integrated machines across a wide range of manufacturing production lines including some of the biggest companies in the Automotive and Aerospace sectors

We use a Fiber Laser which is suitable for marking a range of surfaces.

Laser marking is a rapid process, with speeds depending on the complexity and size of the marking. It can achieve high-speed marking, making it efficient for applications where speed is crucial to meet production demands.

Yes, laser markers can handle curved or irregular surfaces. The flexibility of laser systems, including the use of scanning heads, allows for accurate marking on three-dimensional and non-flat surfaces, enhancing versatility in various manufacturing applications. Pryor offer a number of fixtures which interface with our Software, Traceability IT to work in conjunction with out Laser Marking Machines.

Laser marking can mark a wide range of information, including serial numbers, barcodes, logos, alphanumeric characters, and 2D codes. It's adaptable to various materials, allowing for versatile applications in product identification and traceability.

The cost considerations for implementing laser marking technology include initial equipment costs, maintenance expenses, and training. While the upfront investment may be higher, the long-term benefits, such as reduced consumable costs and increased efficiency, often justify the expenditure for businesses focused on precision and high-volume production.

Laser engraving on metal is permanent because the material is vaporised away, this changes the features of the surface. The marks are resistant to fading, scratching, and wear.