Metal Marking

At Minnesota Laser Engraving in Burnsville, we use a special process to create permanent marking on metals such as Stainless Steel,

a few certain types of aluminum and more.  Some metals other than stainless steel and anodized aluminum will need to be tested.

With our computerized engraving equipment and laser marking compounds like CERMARK – a chemical that when applied to some uncoated metals using CO2 laser engraver, creates a semi- permanent black marking. 

The precision, accuracy, and high efficiency of our laser engraving equipment allows us to produce consistent results, necessary for the metal marking, machining parts, medical device equipment and manufacturing industries. Our laser system has the precision to mark and engrave lot codes, dates, bar codes and serial numbers on a variety of materials without compromising the strength  or durability of the material or parts.

Metal Marking Applications:

Machine Parts

Medical Devices & Equipment Manufacturing

Manufacturing Industries

Laser marked serial numbering & barcoding

​Asset and Tool Marking

Stainless steel tumblers

Materials Suitable for Laser Engraving

  • Wood
  • Acrylic
  • Plastics
  • Stainless Steel (Laser Marking only)
  • some types of ceramic
  • Anodized Aluminum
  • Black Marble or Granite
  • Some types of leather

Large Volume Production Engraving

At Minnesota Laser Engraving we are equipped to provide high volume engraving services for your next big project.  

We create custom templates to fit your material or product.  This maximizes efficiency, keeps your costs down, while maintaining precision and accuracy from start to finish. Check out our youtube video below to see our method in action. We created a custom template for several hundred stainless steel drum keys. Machine parts, name plates, name badges, ID tags, key chains, stainless steel tumblers, glassware, corporate gifts, promotional products, and medical devices are some examples of large scale production runs we have had in the past. Contact us for a free quote on your next project! 

Promotional Products

  • Travel mugs
  • Wine glasses, beer glasses and flights
  • Key chains
  • Coffee mugs, coasters
  • Bread Boards
  • Pens
  • Flasks
  • Pocket Knives
  • Water Bottles
  • Stainless Steel tumblers
  • flashlights

Engraving Services

Welcome to Minnesota Laser Engraving where we take your project and deliver satisfaction. At MLE, we have over 20 years of experience in the light manufacturing arena and provide laser engraving and etching in Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs. From concept to completion, our design staff can help transform your raw ideas into finished product.

From laser engraving, etching and metal marking to custom cutting of 1 or 100,000 parts, allow MLE to be your partner in business. See us for your awards, serialized metal ID's, custom plaques, custom signs, business signs, store signs, nameplates, name badges  or any other surface in need of a logo or identity.

We also provide engraving on promotional products such as stainless steel tumblers, travel mugs, key chains, pen and pencil sets, portfolios, bread boards, glassware, wine glasses, coffee mugs, and more!

Contact us for a free quote!

Custom Signs

Make a lasting impression for your customers with custom and unique signage.  Choose from a variety of materials such as acrylic, wood, canvas, metal, and glass. Mix and match different materials and colors for a multi-layered effect.  We will work with you on a design that incorporates your logo or brand identity and gives your office a polished look. 

 Laser Engraving Anodized Aluminum

Anodized aluminum works great with a wide variety of laser engraving applications. Through the process of ablation, our CO2 laser engraver removes the anodized surface to reveal the bare metal or coating beneath the top layer. All materials vary and we will need to adjust our settings to find the right 'look' for your desired effect. If you plan on supplying the material, we ask that you provide a test piece to be approved prior to engraving the whole batch. Once approved, we will move forward with your project. A few projects we've done in the past include anodized aluminum tumblers, knives, awards, key chains, promotional items, flash drives, and pens.

Laser Engraved Wood Products

Our 12x18 inch laser bed is capable of handling a wide variety of wood engraving projects. We are equipped to handle both small and large batch engraving. Looking for a custom wedding gift? Our online store offers a beautiful line of bread boards, hand picked and laser engraved right here in our shop! We also offer custom BBQ Grill Sets, custom keychains, coffee mugs, and more. Visit our store!

We laser engrave plaques and awards and can do custom color-fill for your business logo. We are equipped to handle high volume work, so give us a call for an estimate on your next laser engraving project!