In recent years, laser marking and engraving systems have evolved. Logos and part numbers permanently marked on parts are no longer a luxury and in fact, many industries require them.
More and more people are coming to understand the value and benefits of computer-aided laser marking systems. Laser markers can produce images and machine-readable codes that are unique, high quality, and far superior to the simple alpha-numeric markings we had in the past. Laser marking is suitable for a wide range of applications, such as jewelry, firearms, aerospace components, medical equipment, electronics, and many other parts which require marking.
Laser marking technology has many advantages
With time and technology, laser marking, engraving and etching using newer laser technology have outpaced the price and quality of the product to the point where the market for manufacturers is changing. Laser marking or laser engraving can be performed on a wide variety of materials, including gold, platinum, silver, brass, stainless steel, carbide, copper, titanium and aluminum, as well as a variety of medical-grade alloys and plastics.
Micro coded laser marks resistant to high and extreme temperatures (which means those tiny etched words won’t fade) are some of the benefits of non-contact laser marking. This biocompatible base-metal is not contaminated with toxic solvents, inks, or acids.Other methods of traceable marking, such as ink jet, hand engraving, and dot-pen marking, cannot always be relied upon not to fade, run, or become less detectable with time.Product engineers have become well aware of the wear and tear and time-affected corruption of markings that are not laser etched. So much so that laser marking is routinely used on products that require lifetime traceability.
Non-contact laser marking is changing how we engrave and etch today due to its inherent time-induced corruptibility.
Selecting the right laser marking equipment with the best capabilities is crucial whether you are looking to expand into new markets or maintain existing business. You can compete in today’s high value markets with a Fiber Laser Marking System from LaserStar!
Fiber Laser Marking Systems Can Do These Things:
According to FDA guidelines, mark titanium medical implants with highly contrasting black colored logos, part and serial numbers, and 2-D Matrix codes that can be read by machines.
You must meet or exceed the requirements of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. To permanently identify firearms and small arms components, laser mark part and serial numbers to a depth and size that is required.
Anodized aluminum parts with eye-catching graphics for the high-end aftermarket automotive industry. The dark, attractive markings that can be created into this material will actually enhance, rather than detract from the overall appearance of the product.
The laser engraves without touching any tools, so regardless of how hard or soft the material is, the character definition and depth will be flawless from the first serial number to the last. The cost of using a laser marking system is less than $1 an hour, and the systems are reliable and robust.
- The symbol of a company, a barcode, a serial code, or two-dimensional data matrix code
- Custom text, serial numbers, bitmaps, graphics, and CAD files (HPGL)
- In one cycle, marking and cutting of foils and light-gauge steel sheets (i.e., labels)
- Heat-sensitive materials for rapid marking on precious metals
- One machine does marking, polishing, annealing and etching
- Day and night design of plastic materials for products such as aerospace and automotive lighting components and mobile phone keyboards
- Create custom jobs easily and quickly.
Get a free no-obligation laser marking sample from LaserStar to evaluate the capabilities of the fiber laser marking system.