Laser marking is a process involving marking parts using laser technology. A laser beam hits materials, and then the energy reacts and leaves a permanent mark. The laser beams' power, speed, and focus on the material lead to various laser processes. There are other options: laser etching, laser engraving, laser ablation, or laser annealing.
To mark your parts successfully, it’s essential to select the right laser configuration and technology. To do this, you must determine the laser configuration and technology. This includes the part size, material, geometry, the production process, and available marking time. Read through to find out more.
At Dongguan base automatic technology co., Ltd., we specialize in designing and manufacturing automated mechanical research and development, mechanical machine, and other core accessories. There are three main lasers used in laser marking: carbon dioxide lasers, fiber lasers, and UV lasers. The laser machines are all built similarly but differ in specific power ranges; hence each is used to cut through different materials.
They are commonly used in alcohol, drug, and food packaging, electrical appliances, integrated circuits, microchips, electronic components, and mobile communications. Because of theirwavelengthsCO2 laser marking achieves the best marking result on materials like leather, paper, wood, and plastic polymers. They are also perfect for glass marking.
Fiber lasers can be used in annealing, color marking, carbonizing, foaming, and night and day marking.
UV's biological and chemical effects are wider than heating and other UV applications because of organic molecules. Solid-state lasers, gas lasers, and diodes are used to make machines that emit ultraviolet rays.
UV lasers are designed in 355 UV laser marking wavelength marking various materials. They are suitable for cold marking applications where lasers that produce heat are not used. UV laser machines mark ceramics, glass, plastics without any additives needed. Because of its high-quality beam, UVs can micro-mark microchips, circuit boards, and electronics. They are also perfect for use on solar panels and medical equipment marking.
Other known laser marking machines includes Green laser and Mopa laser machines.
When selecting your ideal model, the following elements are essential for consideration.
Various laser systems give different results because of varying power and wavelengths. The results are different depending on the speed used during parts production. High line speed production requires high wattage markers to mark the in-process parts effectively.
Moving/stationary marking surfaces
If you need a machine to include a processing line for more models and parts that accords the part marking of the moving parts, it's a perfect choice due to its high in-process efficiencies.
Laser marking machines can work on metal and non-metal surfaces. However, the market type used relies on marked materials that have to be worked on. You'll get fiber lasers perfect for metals, whereas CO2 lasers are suitable for non-metals.
Some laser marking machines have low speed and, therefore, may not be efficient with high workloads. For instance, it's more cost-effective to use fiber lasers than CO2 lasers for marking metals.
Some machines are susceptible to environmental conditions like vibrations, dust, shock, and more. Other machines are robust enough to withstand these harsh conditions.
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Setting up a machine can be difficult. Though most laser marking machines need low maintenance, finding a supplier with the expertise and instance assistance is essential when selecting equipment to buy.
Dongguan base automatic tech co., Ltd is a leader in designing and manufacturing mechanical machines, automated mechanical research& development, and other core accessories. With our excellent R&D team, quality laser marking machines is guaranteed. Get a quote or find out more on our website.
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