Advantages of Using Industrial Laser Marking
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Advantages of Laser Marking Technology
Traditional applications for product marking include: operating instructions, date of manufacture, part number, and logos. In the past, this was produced by pen, press labelling, and ink-stamp marking, with certain advantages and disadvantages. Take for example label markings, which are not permanent, or ink marking, which while very legible and permanent, tends to involve imprecise and time-consuming steps.
In terms of cost and resources expended, laser marking, engraving and etching is praised for the highly precise results achievable via laser technology on any material that can be manipulated manually, including (but not limited to) metals such as: platinum, silver, titanium, aluminum, stainless steel, carbide, copper, and other materials, such as: ceramics, glass, wood, leather, painted surfaces and photographic emulsions, and medical-grade alloys and plastics.
In terms of medical device marking, lasers are renowned for their high-temperature resistance and durability (essential for devices that must remain traceable after years of repeated use). The other value-added component is that lasers do not require exposure to toxic solvents, inks or acids used with hand engraving, ink jet, and dot-peen marking.
Common Advantages of All Laser Marking Techniques:
1) high efficiency and low operation cost
2) high quality and permanent marks
3) non-contact marking
4) doesn’t require a special working environment
5) good accessibility, even with irregular surfaces
6) easy automation and integration
7) precise beam positioning and a highly localized energy transfer to the surface
8) high speed and throughput
9) high reproducibility