Why use a laser?

  • Software Controlled – The laser can be controlled by any software with a print function.
  • Multi-Material – Process an endless number of materials available today and in the future.
  • Multi-Process – Cut, engrave, mark, and produce photo images in one step.
  • Non Contact – Modify material without applying any physical force.
  • On Demand – Produce everything you need in real time, without waiting for hard tooling.

How does laser processing work?

Who uses lasers?

What materials can be processed with a laser?

The ULS Materials Library is the world’s premier source for information on laser material processing. It provides information on the types of materials that can be laser processed and the processes (laser cutting, engraving and marking) that are possible with a given material.  Click to view.

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Universal Laser Systems is an innovator in the field of laser engraving, laser cutting and laser marking equipment. The laser material processing systems ULS manufacture are the product of decades of experience and a commitment to research and development. ULS laser systems deliver everything you have come to expect from a high quality product—including excellent precision, performance and reliability—but they also offer several exclusive features unique to Universal. These patented, proven laser processing innovations were designed to make laser processing more effective, productive and profitable. And you can only get them from Universal Laser Systems.

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Uniquely Universal Features

ULR Laser Sources

ULS Tube

Universal’s patented air-cooled free-space gas slab lasers produce an excellent quality beam with even power distribution and good near and far-field characteristics, making them ideal for laser material processing.

High Power Density Focusing Optics™

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High Power Density Focusing Optics (HPDFO) allow the laser beam to be focused to a much smaller spot, making it possible to engrave smaller text and produce sharper images at tighter tolerances.

Laser Interface+™

Laser System Interface

This materials-based driver automatically determines the optimum processing settings for your target material. Just select the material type, enter the material thickness, and start the laser system.

1-Touch Laser Photo™

Camera Alignment

1-Touch Laser Photo is a proprietary software package that makes it quick and easy to produce photographic images on nearly any material.

Rapid Reconfiguration™ of Lasers

Laser platforms with Rapid Reconfiguration can be reconfigured with new laser sources in seconds, without tools. This allows you to configure your laser system to suit the task at hand, increasing quality and throughput.

Dual Laser Configuration

Dual Laser Configuration

The Dual Laser Configuration optically combines two ULS laser sources into a single beam for additional power and flexibility.


SuperSpeed is suitable for raster image applications and requires Dual Laser Configuration. This component allows two lines of a raster image to be produced simultaneously. For vector cutting, the laser beams can be combined to take advantage of higher power.

Multi-Wavelength Technology


This new Multi-wavelength platform is engineered to support our new laser sources which produce 1.06 micron fiber wavelength light and 9.3 micron CO2 wavelength light as well as our traditional CO2 lasers producing 10.6 micron wavelength light.

True Class 4 Material Pass-Through Mode

ULS Pass Through

When used in conjunction with an approved work environment, our versatile ILS platform is designed to accommodate laser processing of continuous materials, such as long sheet goods or rolled materials.

Universal's Camera Registration (UCR)

Camera Registration

Universal’s Camera Registration is a combination of a camera mounted inside the laser system that locates and determines the exact positions of registration marks on printed materials and software that adjusts a predefined cut path to fit the material.

Advantages of Metal Core CO2 Lasers

Metal Core Laser
There are several types of materials used to construct laser sources. The main body of a laser, containing the critical laser gas mixture, is referred to as a core. They can be made of metal, ceramic or glass.

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ULS Ecosystem

Rapid Laser Tube Reconfiguration

Intelligent Rotary

1-Touch Photo Engraving

Configurable Pin Table

Brand Comparison

Raster Performance Comparison Test

Raster performance, also known as raster mode, is mainly used for engraving and photo imaging. In this test, a single graphic element was used to compare raster performance. Settings were selected on each laser system to minimize production time while achieving comparable, acceptable output quality.

Vector Performance Comparison Test

Vector performance, also known as vector mode, is mainly used for cutting and single line engraving and marking. In this test, 12 graphic elements were developed to test different aspects of vector performance when laser material processing. Settings were adjusted on each laser system in the comparison to maximize performance while achieving comparable and acceptable quality for the PLS6.150D (ULS) and two competitor systems, System E and System T. 

Build Your Laser System

Universal Laser Systems offers a wide range of modular components that can be configured into more than 1,000,000 different laser system configurations, giving you the ultimate flexibility to build the best solution to meet your needs.

Start building your unique laser system configuration by using our 4-Step guided process. This process suggests the best platform and laser power for you based on your answers to questions about how you will use your machine (also known as laser cutter, laser engraver, or laser marker) and the materials you will process. You will also be able to select desired options in order to complete your laser system.

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