As government and industrial regulations for clearly legible, permanent marks on parts increases, laser marking, laser etching and laser engraving is rapidly growing in popularity. And Laser Services is responding. We use YAG and CO2 systems to professionally laser mark, etch and engrave metals, ceramics, plastics, Teflon, wood, medical tubes and surgically implantable parts. We also offer a wide variety of metal coatings and finishes for preservation.
These terms are often used interchangeably but they each offer different capabilities and results.
Laser marking is typically used for marking various metals needing serial or model numbers. Our alpha-numeric laser marking and bar coding is done via computer-controlled optics with rotary capabilities. This means we can mark any variation of flat, curved or round surfaces with sequential serial numbers, alphanumeric (including OCRA-A) variations, and bar codes.
Laser etching comes in handy when we need to etch away a certain material, such as laminates, ceramics, and plastics to create labels or other identifiers.
Laser engraving is also included in this category, but is mostly reserved for when we’re talking about wood, metal plaques and plates, jewelry, firearms, automotive emblems and the like.
Laser Marking is a clean and economical way to mark surfaces. This tech brief will inform you of the differences between laser marking and the more traditional screen printing, and help you make the right decision in your marking needs.
When it comes to marking a surface with a pattern such as a barcode, image, or text, product manufacturers can often choose between laser marking and screen printing...
If you’re looking to engrave a barcode, serial number, photograph, piece of artwork, a logo, or some decorative lettering onto a curved object, then laser rotary engraving is likely the best option....