ALE manufactures direct-laser engraving systems used to engrave high-resolution 2D and 3D graphics into the surface of cylindrical and flat substrates for use in various printing, texturing and embossing applications. Laser type and wavelength is application- or material-specific. Materials processed include metals, ceramics, rubber, natural and synthetic polymers. Engraving systems for ceramic anilox are a specialty. ALE has more than 350 machines installed worldwide for a variety of applications.