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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. Read more …

ULS Raster Performance Comparison Test

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. Read more …

ULS Vector Performance Comparison Test

Modular Architecture

With hundreds of thousands of materials suitable for laser cutting, engraving and marking, our modular architecture enables customers to build a solution that can easily be reconfigured at any time to meet the needs of each application. Additionally, through our modular architecture, customers can take advantage of patented technologies only offered from ULS: Rapid Reconfiguration, Dual laser Configuration, SuperSpeed, Multi-Wavelength and MultiWave Hybrid. Laser powers ranging from 10 to 150 watts can be user installed in seconds (no technician required).

Contact us and we will help you configure the most optimal solution to meet your needs in more than 1,000,000 different ways.

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Universal Laser Systems

ULS has been advancing the application of modern CO2 laser technology since 1988. Their R&D efforts have resulted in numerous patents, with several pending, in continual pursuit to develop and enhance laser systems that benefit the customer. Their R&D philosophy is to create highly modular platforms that can be easily configured with interchangeable laser power cartridges and field upgradeable system options. This robust system configuration capability, unique to Universal, gives customers the flexibility and investment protection to optimize laser systems as their business evolves.

1-Touch Laser Photo is an innovative product for converting digital photographs (BMP, JPEG, PNG or TIFF formats) into bitmap files that can be used to indelibly mark or engrave the image into materials such as hard wood, stone or metal to create high value products.

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Laser Technology Benefits

  • 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.

Uniquely Universal Features

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.

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. Download 30-day Free Trial

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. Read more …


The 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.

Additionally, the Materials Library highlights considerations for your laser system configuration necessary to process a given material as well as how ULS technology innovations can be leveraged to obtain the best possible results.

This library is an evolving resource with updates made on a regular basis.