Can a LaserPecker Engrave Metal?

You may be wondering can a LaserPecker engrave metal. The simple answer would be yes but it’s more complicated than that. The LaserPecker has a 5W Laser Module which is not strong enough to directly engrave any metals. It just vaporizes the painted coating which leaves a mark on the metal.

The LaserPecker will only work on coated metals. The LaserPecker can mark coated metals including anodized aluminum, coated stainless steel, coated iron and coated bronze.

There are some factors that needs to be considered before deciding whether this Laser is the right one for you. First consider the types of metals you intend marking. For the coating you can use a marker pen or paint that is easily washable. You wont be able to mark gold, silver, copper and brass. For these materials we recommend a fiber laser.

If your main application is metal engraving then we recommend a fiber laser. Metal laser engraving with a fiber laser marker is a clean, fast and flexible processing method for most metals.

Below you will find detailed information on the LaserPecker 2 so an informed decision can be made on whether this laser is the right one for you.

About LaserPecker 2

The LaserPecker 2 is a powerful compact laser engraver with its 5W Diode Laser and engraving speeds of up to 600mm per second. The LaserPecker 2 is the second laser engraver project by Laser Pecker. It is one of the best commercial laser engravers on the market, thanks to its numerous upgrades.

What can the LaserPecker 2 Engrave and Cut:

What to remember when using the Laserpecker 2 on different materials

Glass and reflective materials like clear acrylic, glass and bare metals will reflect laser light so you will need to do some preparations when working with these materials. So for the Laserpecker to mark Metals, the surface will have to be painted with either a marker pen or paint that can be easily cleaned up afterwards.

You will need to adjust the correct laser distance for engraving which is 11cm. This can easily be done either on the app or with the button on the electric stand.

LaserPecker 2 can cut wood, paper, leather with a maximum thickness of under 5mm. You will need to set the power and depth to 100% and run engraving for a couple of times.

LaserPecker 2 Review

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Laser engravers on the market are either too big or too expensive to be good value. LaserPecker 2 was a game-changer, combining both versatility and affordability. In the LaserPecker 2, one of the best features is the fact that you can engrave whatever you want from wherever you are. If you need to pop out to engrave anything, you can do so.

In comparison to the LaserPecker Pro, the LaserPecker 2 offers a significant speed improvement of 600mm/s. Three engraving resolution levels – 1k, 1.3k and 2k – provide the ideal detail level at your fingertips. 

The LaserPecker 2 has a 5W laser, which means you won’t be engraving anything too thick or strong, but you may be able to do some interesting things with softer, thinner materials.

There are very few engraving options with conventional engravers, and they only offer flat engraving on a table. But what if you really need a portable, handheld engraving solution that can handle any job? With LaserPecker 2, you can engrave 360° to any cylindrical object or surface, regardless of its shape.

Features

  • 5W laser module
  • Easy to set up and works with either a smartphone or PC to transfer images
  • 100*2000mm engraving area
  • Up to 600mm/s Engraving Speed
  • 360° Rotating cylindrical engraving
  • Works on most materials

Pros

  • 360° rotating engravings
  • Portable, Strong and Lightweight Design
  • Safety Shield
  • Durable and Safe

Cons

  • It is costly

Whats Included:

  • LaserPecker Laser Unit
  • Electric Stand
  • Laser Shield
  • Power Cord / Power Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • Electric Rotating Device
  • Operation Manual

Final thoughts

The LaserPecker 2 is not only convenient, but it is also powerful. Unlike the previous model, this one has a cutting tool as well. A two-in-one package can be beneficial in many ways. As a whole, the LaserPecker 2 is a very exciting tool for ambitious hobbyists.

The well-thought-out extension with two rollers is equally good. The portability of it makes it unlike anything else on the market. In our opinion this is an excellent engraver if its within your budget. However for direct metal engraving we will always prefer a fiber laser.