Why You Can’t Laser Engrave Stainless Steel | Laserax
Laser Engraving Stainless Steel Leads to Corrosion. Laser engraving stainless steel removes an important protective layer. In fact, any method that digs markings on the surface (deep or shallow) will remove this layer. This thin protective layer is composed of chromium oxide. Chromium oxide is formed naturally when chromium reacts with oxygen.