Engraving Plastic

Hi Team

Had a customer ask if I can engrave Plastic. (Unsure of the excat type)

The image will be a barcode. Has any one successfully engraved Plastic on a diode laser. What settings do you use?

Specifically for a barcode would you know if engraving a barcode be scanned?

Is there an easy way to generate a barcode through light burn?


Most plastics will engrave or cut, but stay away from Ploycarbonate (LEXAN & similr) Then give off NASTY fumes.

It all depends on the type of plastic. Most will just melt with a diode and won’t give clear images. Depends on the size of the barcode, I guess, as to whether you get a sharp image or not.