Applied Laser Engineering Ltd formed in 1990 is the World leader in the design and manufacture of Laser Engraving Systems used to engrave high resolution 2 and 3D graphics into the surface of cylindrical and flat substrates for use in various printing, texturing, security and embossing applications.
All of our machinery is supplied from Walton-On-Thames to a worldwide customer base with 95% of our business being exported. Design, development, production, testing and sales are all carried out in-house.
Our range of Laser Engraving Systems are special purpose machinery involving a high precision machine bed integrated with novel mechanisms and optical instrumentation together with specialised electronic, optical, computerised and laser equipment.
Machines range from 0.6m-6m roller length capability and up to 1m diameter. Laser type and wavelength is application or material specific. Materials processed include metals, ceramics, rubber, natural and synthetic polymers. Engraving systems for ceramic anilox are a speciality and we are constantly developing our range of products to increase productivity, reduce production costs and to meet specific customer driven requirements.
Applied Laser Engineering features Functional Topography at DRUPA 2016
Laser engraved Functional Topography describes a surface that has functionality provided to the surface by the laser. This functionality could be to hold ink, for Flexo, Gravure or Anilox rollers, or to create a surface used for embossing or imprinting a substrate. Printed electronics, optical films, anti-microbial and low-friction surfaces are further examples of Functional Topography.