Engraving of anodized or powdercoated metal?

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#1

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?


#2

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.


#3

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