Galvo laser machines generally have smaller marking areas, which are optimized for specialized applications. Workstations can be configured in different ways such as with housings that have pass-throughs, with housings that have detachable side parts, or without housings altogether. Without housings, even large and bulky parts can be marked. The laser marking workstations with housings have marking areas of up to 12.2 X 12.2 inches (310 X 310 mm) for fiber lasers, and up to 19.7 X 19.7 inches (500 X 500 mm) for CO2 lasers. Mounting the galvo laser on an axle system (X, Y) of a laser workstation can increase the marking area to approximately 43 X 23.6 inches (1100 X 600 mm).
-Josh Stephens, Lasers Plus