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Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Laser engraving is a popular technique for adding detailed designs, text, or images onto sterling silver items. Sterling silver is a highly versatile metal that can be used for jewelry, giftware, and other decorative objects, and laser engraving offers precise and intricate customisation options. Laser engraving can be used to create personalised pieces of jewelry, commemorative items, or promotional products, and it can also be used to add serial numbers or branding information to silver products. Additionally, laser engraving can be used to create intricate patterns or designs that are difficult to achieve through traditional engraving methods, making it a popular choice for high-end and custom silver items.

Sterling Silver in Retail Applications

Laser engraving machines have become an indispensable tool for many businesses and manufacturing houses that work with this metal. It is easy to laser engrave etch or mark sterling silver in seconds! What’s more, the precision of the laser beam is so accurate that a human worker or craftsman would find difficult to match.

Increasingly, shoppers want to make age-old gifts and products more special by adding an individual’s name or personal message. Businesses that offer to personalise their products on the fly stand to win in a competitive marketplace. The laser machine is perfectly suited for such personalisation tasks. Simply open the software, edit the text and press start to begin the laser process.

A laser engraving machine is a perfect fit for engraving sterling silver. The precision of the laser beam ensures that very little is wasted when engraving or cutting the material. With the cost of the metal being so high, any wastage can affect a business’s bottom-line. Therefore, manufacturers are increasingly utilising the power of the laser to reduce wastage and increase productivity. When working with precious metals ,the standard process for etching, engraving, marking is known as “annealing”. The annealing process is achieved by changing the colour of the silver metal by oxidation without any material loss. Since sterling silver is a relatively soft metal, a successful mark requires high-speed and limited power. The advantage of using such parameters means that a mark can be completed in seconds. 

Industrial Laser Marking Machine

Designed, developed and manufactured here in the UK. Our N-Lase products define our range of Industrial ID lasers which are perfect for assisting with coding, marking and trackability requirements. Get in touch today to find out how our lasers can help bring continuous improvement to your production and manufacturing environments.

Personalisation Lasers

Designed, developed and manufactured here in the UK. Our create. products define our range of personalisation lasers which are perfect for bringing next-level customer experience to retailers.

Personalise it. Brand it. Create it.

The Benefits

A fiber laser engraver offers unparalleled quality and reliability. It can create excellent engravings that are permanent and legible – even down to extremely small and thin lines. The N-Lase software allows creators to easily add text, barcodes or images and get a preview of the working area before engraving. The accuracy and reliability of a laser marker is highly valued when working with precious metals such as silver. The laser also leaves behind a smooth, polished finish that will not tarnish over time like other engraving techniques. Additionally, the laser can etch onto any surface without damaging the material itself, making it ideal for delicate pieces of jewellery.

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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