Laser Marking in Machine Tool Industry

Lasers are ideally suited to metal marking because they can be easily automated, are non-contact, and utilise no consumables, making them more environmentally friendly than ink based marking. Lasers can be used for a diverse range of metal marking applications within the electronics, automotive, tools, aerospace and medical devices industries.

Pulsed Fiber Lasers have the ability to produce marks of varying sizes and complexities from simple serial alphanumeric codes to more intricate vector or bitmap images. This application insight looks at marking metals with a Pulsed Fiber Laser and focuses on black anneal marking and anodized aluminium marking, and the benefits of Pulsed Fiber Lasers against other technologies.

Laser Marking in Machine Tool Industry

Our marking systems are present:

  • In production: marking of components during the manufacturing cycle
  • On the production site: marking at the end of production to facilitate their identification

Tubes, metal structures, pumps, drilling systems, tools, various components, data marked on each part allowing its tracking throughout the life of the product:

  • Variable data: serial numbers, batch numbers and VIN numbers etc.
  • DataMatrix code and text readable manually
  • Coding: date and time and shift code etc
  • Fixed data: technical characteristics, manufacturer’s name, certification symbols, measurement values and standards met etc
  • Marks: logos, symbols, diagrams, CE marking etc