CerMark metal-marking mark metal engraving engrave product

Term of the Week: CerMark

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CO2 laser systems cannot directly mark bare metal components without first being treated with a metal-marking agent. CerMark is a metal-marking agent used extensively in the laser engraving industry and allows CO2 lasers to mark metal objects. Users spray a layer of CerMark on the substrate, let it dry, and then perform the engraving.