Some materials by composition are softer than others and these are prone to surface scratches when being handled and loaded onto the bed of the laser. Deep gouges refer to significant indentations or cuts in the sheet metal surface. These gouges often appear when on thicker materials where a forklift is required due to the weight, we do have trained forklift drivers that do their best to limit issue. Light scratches are superficial marks on the surface of sheet metal. They are usually shallow and do not penetrate deeply. While light scratches may affect the aesthetic appearance, they do not pose significant structural concerns and depending on the secondary process applied afterwards, they wouldn’t be noticeable to the eye.