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Industrial ID Lasers:
What are they and who are they for?

The N-Lase - Our flagship range is equipped for any task, no matter the size or environment. Perfect for laser marking, etching, ablating, foaming, engraving or cutting a plethora of materials.

Our laser systems offer an out-of-the-box solution for engraving metal, coated metal, plastic, glass, ceramic and organic products, making the machines a cost-effective and time-savvy manufacturing solution. We work with clients every day to carefully assess their application requirements and help them choose the right laser; allowing for reliable, precise results every time.

The N-Lase Range

Meet our Industrial ID lasers

N-Lase Desktop

The N-Lase Desktop is our entry-level laser marking system for industrial identification applications, perfect for marking, etching, engraving and annealing all metals, coated metals, plastics and some organic materials.

The Desktop is the ideal solution for low to mid-volume throughput and is an affordable alternative to more traditional methods of marking, such as dot peen, electrochemical etching or hand marking. Despite being entry-level and affordable we haven’t sacrificed on quality or efficiency; our N-Lase Desktop comes with either our 20 Watt or 50 Watt MOPA fiber laser with a MTBF of 100,000 marking hours and a 3-year comprehensive warranty, as standard.

N-Lase Desktop Pro

The N-Lase Desktop Pro is the most popular laser in our N-Lase range. Designed for marking, etching, engraving and annealing almost all materials in mid to high-volume applications, the Desktop Pro is a full turnkey solution which includes an integrated All-in-One PC and an automatic door function to ensure maximum efficiency and simple operation.

The N-Lase Desktop Pro can be fitted with either our 20 Watt or 50 Watt MOPA fiber laser sources with a MTBF of 100,000 marking hours. Like all products within our N-Lase range the Desktop Pro comes with a 3-year comprehensive warranty, as standard.

N-Lase Benchtop

The N-Lase Benchtop is the ‘big cousin’ to the Desktop Pro. It has the same style and design but on a much larger scale, so maximum versatility for industries wishing to mark, etch and engrave big parts. As the name suggested, the Benchtop is designed to sit on a bench/worktop within existing manufacturing cells and processes.

Due to its larger footprint and modular design, the N-Lase Benchtop can offer a broad range of optional extras such as XY marking tables for increased throughput, large marking area lenses (up to 280mm x 280mm), big rotary attachments for circumference marking on large diameter parts and power sources from 20 watt up to 100 watt for maximum speed and depth.

With our 3-year comprehensive warranty, the N-Lase Benchtop is the ideal solution for the efficient and reliable etching of heavy-duty parts in industrial environments.

N-Lase Workstation

The N-Lase Workstation offers our biggest enclosure mounted onto a portable base to offer maximum flexibility. The Workstation can be located within an existing manufacturing process or operate as a standalone marking and traceability station. With an integrated PC and auto door function, the N-Lase Workstation is a truly turnkey solution; simply wheel into the desired location and start etching.

With such a large enclosure, the N-Lase Workstation can be fitted with a wide range of options to further increase efficiencies and offer maximum throughput. Options include XY marking tables to facilitate the loading of multiple parts, large marking area lenses (up to 280mm x 280mm), big rotary attachments for circumference marking on large diameter parts and power sources from 20 Watt up to 100 Watt for maximum speed and depth.

As with all our N-Lase range, maximum reliability and robustness is assured with our 3-year comprehensive warranty.

N-Lase Integrated

Designed for integration into production, manufacturing and assembly lines, our N-Lase Integrated models offer high reliability, speed and flexibility in a convenient form factor. A wide range of laser power outputs on our standard system allow marking on a diverse variety of substrates, whereas the Integrated Max is suitable for more powerful hungry applications and much larger laser modules. N-Lase Integrated systems are maintenance free and will provide you with years upon years of trouble-free operation

N-Lase Handheld

Laser without limits with the N-Lase Handheld. This model allows you to move the system to wherever (and whatever) needs to be marked. Ease and usability is at the forefront of the design, including a counterbalanced laser head to ensure safe movement and use. Whether it's a plaque on a wall or a plate on the floor, this model is ready for the challenge.

Laser Marking in your Industry

The Industrial ID Spectrum


For manufacturers of aerospace parts, a good traceability system is a vital part of quality monitoring. The use of a laser marking machine for metal ensures that these traceability marks are permanent and will remain legible – even when undergoing extreme heat and friction. A laser etching machine will ensure your aerospace assets are permanently traceable and identifiable.


The automotive industry is another industry that benefits from the use of laser engraving technology to comply with traceability standards. Every vehicle – whether it’s a car, bus, motorcycle, farm machinery, or construction equipment – needs to be marked with a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) once it leaves the manufacturing facility. The VIN is a 17-character serial number that is commonly marked at various components of the vehicle such as the chassis and the engines. Moreover, automotive manufacturers regularly make their own marks on their parts, whether to serve their own tracking system or simply to provide branding.

Battery Technology

Laser marking provides a permanent and traceable marking solution for batteries. It is ideal for applications that require high-precision, high-quality and fast marking. Laser marking is also a non-contact process, so it can mark both high and low-contrast products without damaging the product itself. In addition, laser marking is durable and resistant to the elements, making it a suitable choice for labelling the components of batteries. Finally, laser marking is cost-effective and requires relatively little maintenance, making it a viable solution for mass production.


Laser marking provides a secure and reliable way for the defence industry to mark and track its assets. This technology can also be used to mark serial numbers and other information on a range of defence industry components, helping to ensure traceability and accuracy. Laser marking offers high-precision marking that is resistant to fading or abrasion, ensuring that military assets are permanently identifiable and traceable. Laser marking also offers a fast and efficient way to mark a wide variety of materials, from metals to plastics, ceramic and glass.


The demand for laser marking assets in the engineering sector has increased significantly and in some cases is a mandatory process for a range of industrial applications requiring the production of parts, from aerospace, medicine, automotive and the military.

For such industries, permanently and accurately marking assets with precise identification is essential for the regulation and tracking of these assets throughout their life cycle.


The energy industry uses laser marking technology because it offers several advantages. First, it is a permanent form of marking, as the laser marks are highly resistant to abrasion and extreme temperatures. As a result, important safety instructions and other messages can be marked on tools and other objects without fear of them fading over time. Second, laser marking allows for intricate designs and logos, making it easy to identify a particular piece of equipment without compromising on quality. Finally, laser marking can be done quickly and easily, allowing for faster and more efficient production cycles.

Medical & Pharmaceutical

Laser marking offers many benefits to the medical industry, such as fast and precise marking, flexibility in design, and the ability to mark on a variety of materials. It is also highly cost-effective and allows for permanent, tamper-proof markings. Laser technology is efficient requiring minimal maintenance and resulting in minimal waste. Additionally, laser marking is a non-contact process, meaning it will not damage delicate medical instruments or components. With these benefits, laser marking is an ideal choice for medical device manufacturers and medical service providers.

Oil & Gas Industry

The oil and gas industry commonly employs laser engravers to help with a variety of tasks, such as creating high-precision components with intricate shapes, labelling equipment and parts to ensure proper identification, and tracking and branding their products. Laser engraving is an incredibly precise and accurate way to produce intricate designs with very small dimensions and tolerances, making the technology ideal for the oil and gas companies that require the highest quality and accuracy in their components. Additionally, laser etching is permanent, allowing them to keep track of information, such as serial numbers, without worrying about the engraving fading or being removed. Laser engraving's quick turnaround times, as well as its clean and environmentally friendly process, make it the perfect choice for today's busy oil and gas companies.

PCB & Electronics

Laser etching has been used to create customised process control boards or PCBs. Laser etching technology allows custom PCBs to be manufactured rapidly and with pinpoint accuracy. In terms of speed, accuracy, and cost, laser etching trumps all other methods of PCB manufacturing. Aside from executing PCB designs, a PCB laser etching machine can also be used to mark various electrical components with critical information such as barcodes, part numbers, 2D and UID codes, QR codes, serial numbers, batch numbers, logos, and business information. These marks allow manufacturers to improve traceability, identify specific electrical components during warranty claims, enforce trademark protection and more.

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Get a custom branded laser machine that will look good, no matter where it is; in a shop front, in a demonstration area, in a workshop, on a production line etc. It's the perfect way to make your work space look coherent with the rest of your brand.

Industrial laser marking

Traceability, on all materials

A good traceability system for manufacturers of engineering parts is a vital part of quality monitoring. Using a laser marking machine for metal ensures that these traceability marks are permanent and will remain legible for a long time – especially important in automotive, aerospace and medical applications.

60+ years in industry

Heritage & market-leading knowledge

The Needham Group and its subsidiaries have been a part of the ever-developing coding and marking industry since 1962; identifying industry needs whilst simultaneously importing and developing exciting, practical and innovative products to suit.


Customer service at our core

Every day we share our passion and excitement for British manufacturing and innovation in laser technologies with each of our partners; from supplier and supply chain right through to end-user.

Short lead times

Delivery in weeks, not months

We design, develop and manufacture our lasers at our HQ in Shropshire; allowing for lean manufacturing, better efficiencies and speedy response times in our manufacturing, ultimately getting your products to you in weeks rather than months.

Made in Britain & Safety Regulations

We are proud to wear the Made in Britain badge, where all of our lasers are manufactured at our HQ in Shropshire. Combining over 60 years of company heritage with exquisite design and Great British engineering, we take great pride in our heritage and our commitment to producing quality products that represent the very best of British craftsmanship. Our loyal customers can be assured that when they choose us, they are investing in a product made with the utmost care and attention to detail.

The UK has the world's most rigorous regulatory requirements for laser safety.
We are proud to align our UK design and manufacturing with said regulations.
We are also certified members of AILU. -

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