Laser marked circuit boards

Printed Circuit Boards

Electronics manufacturers are turning to laser technology for marking and depaneling printed circuit boards. Mark identifiable information or singulate boards with machine vision.

  • Marking: Safe, non-contact etching for printed circuit boards
  • Depaneling: Laser depaneling and singulation for complex circuit boards
UV depaneling tiny printed circuit boards

PCB Marking and Depaneling

PCB marking—including etching codes, numbers and logos onto circuit boards—is necessary for inventory control and tracking. Laser marking is efficient, highly precise using machine vision, and can adjust to various board sizes.

PCB depaneling and singulation laser systems are gaining popularity—especially as circuit board complexity and component ratios continue to rise. Microelectronics and medical device manufacturers require close tolerances and minimal debris—this is where laser technology shines. 

PCB Laser Applications

Laser marking PCBs is an integral part during the production of electronics. Boards often require 2D and UID codes, part numbers, serial numbers and logos for traceability reasons. Lasers are the best choice when it comes to marking this information and can be integrated into existing SMT lines or used as a standalone system.

  • Permanently mark FR-4, CEM-1, Phenolic paper, ceramic substrates and solder mask
  • All laser sources available—depending on applications lab testing results of the material type, desired quality and speed
Laser marked printed circuit board with barcodes and text

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