Engraving of anodized or powdercoated metal?

I’m wondering if the Glowforge will be able to engrave through anodizing or powder coating to reveal the untreated metal, making for a higher contrast. If, for example, I were to powdercoat a part then engrave a logo, would the laser cut through the powdercoating?


I’ve done it a few times and it looks great! I can’t guarantee it’ll work for every process you could use on the metal but I’ve only seen good results so far, particularly anodizing.

I’ve had some success tonite with gold Anodized aluminum metal. This one is business card sized.


Hi there,
What settings would I use to engrave on them? I have a customer who wants me to make his business cards.