Laser marking offers a flexible, durable way to mark a medical device part that is metallic, plastic or various other materials with a high contrasted part number, bar code, or other shapes such as logos or trademarks. This marking can occur on flat or curved surfaces and even cylinders where a rotary axis may be required.
With laser marking no material is removed and the part is not damaged or weakened. Laser engraving does remove some material but the depth of removal is controlled very precisely.
On top of all of these features this type of Laser Marking is very fast and can be applied to large quantities of parts very economically.
Product laser marking is one of the most common industrial applications of lasers. The laser marking systems may be used to mark an almost endless list of materials including metals, plastics, ceramics, glass, wood and leather as well as painted surfaces.
As you know, information such as part number, operating instructions, date of manufacture, logos, etc., is needed for typical quality control monitoring.
Laser marking is superior in quality and flexibility to traditional marking techniques; it leads itself to automation and integrated production techniques.
Common advantages of all laser marking techniques:
- Permanent, high quality marks.
- High efficiency and low operation cost.
- Good accessibility, even on irregular surfaces.
- Non-contact marking and no special working environmental needed.
- Easy to automate and integrate.
- Precise beam positioning and a beam highly localized energy transfer to the work piece.
- High reproducibility, high speed and throughput; and Contamination free.