Laser etching a laptop


#1

What would I use to laser etch the back of my aluminum laptop?


#2

Google Cermark and Cerakote


#3

+1 to Cermark,

however if your laptop is anodized or has an intentionally built up oxide layer you can laser that directly off just like other materials.


#4

Search on Talk for Cerakote and Cermark, there are a few threads.

You can also etch a design on some materials with Molybdenum spray (“Moly”) as in https://www.evilmadscientist.com/2013/laser-moly/

I strongly recommend testing anything that is potentially destructive on scrap material before going live. With pretty much anything - painting, dyeing, cutting with a new tool . . .