Laser marking is a precise, durable and quick method of marking materials. A PC-controlled laser beam is used to either discolor the surface of a part or to engrave it by vaporizing material. The laser's position can be very accurately controlled; this allows a variety of detailed effects to be achieved including text and images (logos, lines, etc.). Processing can be done on a wide variety of materials, including metals, plastics, ceramics, wood, and coatings. With laser marking, the laser never comes into contact with the material it is working on - only its beam does. This avoids damage such as touching, dragging or tearing a material's surface caused by mechanical marking methods.
Typical Applications Include:
- Bearings, Bushings and Valve Bodies.
- Electronic parts.
- Aircraft and aerospace parts.
- Automotive & Motorsports parts.
- Medical implants.
- Hand tools.
- Sports Equipment.
- Dials and gauges.
- Wood products.
Advantages Over Other Marking Methods:
- Cost effective
- High Resolution / Detail
- Non-contact (no clamping required)
- Curved surfaces can be accommodated within limits.
- Permanence / Durability - resistant to most cleaning processes