Laser marking is a versatile technology used to create contrasting marks on all types of materials. From engraving intricate designs on metal to etching serial numbers on miniature semiconductors, laser marking has emerged as a go-to solution for precise and durable marking. Our laser marking systems utilize advanced optics to focus the beam within microns of the desired location, resulting in a highly accurate and repeatable marking process.
- Deep engrave, etch, or surface mark parts
- Mark graphics, text, logos, barcodes and more
How Laser Marking Works
Laser marking is a high-speed, non-contact process that uses a focused beam of light to slowly heat or quickly vaporize materials. By focusing on a specific area, the concentrated beam enables the laser marking machine to generate sharp, high-quality, high-contrast marks that can be easily read or scanned on almost any surface.
Our laser marking machines can use vector drawings or raster images to mark almost any pattern onto your parts including text, custom graphics, barcodes and 2D data matrices.
Unlike traditional part marking processes, laser marking doesn’t require masks, inks or custom machining bits—reducing operating costs and changeover time between parts and designs.
From Galvanized Steel to Coated Synthetics, We Can Mark It.
Part marking with lasers provides an efficient and permanent marking process for all types of metals, including rare earth metal. Our fiber laser marking machines are capable of deep engraving serial numbers to surface level annealing of data matrix codes. Create high quality marks in aluminum, steel, zinc, and even highly reflective metals like gold and copper. Our laser technology can also be integrated into existing production lines for static marking or on-the-fly processing.
- Types of laser marking include annealing, ablation, deep engraving, etching, and paint/layer removal
- Typical applications include bearings, valves, gears, surgical tools, sensors, golf clubs, industrial tags
Laser marking plastic components offers a permanent solution by photochemically altering the surface of the plastic. Although, not all plastics are able to be marked without some type of additive like titanium dioxide.
- Plastic marking methods include foaming, carbonization, ablation, melting, bleaching, and chemical alteration
- Typical applications include medical devices, electronic control panels and PCBs, backlit buttons, product housings, extruded tubing
Laser marking or etching glass is a common technique used in the automotive and glassware industries, as well as many others. This process is typically done with either a CO2 or UV laser.
- Types of laser marking available: Surface-level frosted markings, sub-surface etching, internal 3D etching, glass nucleation
- Typical applications include windshields/mirrors, beverage glasses, appliances, ampoules/vials, tubes, syringes
Laser marked ceramics can appear black as if the surface was burnt or a marking that appears to have melted the surface. Laser technology is used extensively through the ceramics industry to mark serial numbers or a logo without removing a significant amount of material.
Laser marking wires is a high-speed on-the-fly process used for marking manufacturing information with product identification. This laser marking process is typically done with an ultraviolet laser, however other wavelengths are suitable for this process depending on the properties of the wire insulation. Most plastics require some sort of additive for the laser to react with to produce high contrast marks within the insulation. Our wire and cable marking solutions offer high-speed capabilities for marking a wide range of wire colors and sizes.
- Typical applications include basic wires, coaxial cables, wire conduit shielding, aerospace wires
- This technology can also adapt to heat shrink wrapping and shares the same technology as our extrusion line machines.
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