For Advertising Technology, Signs, Displays and much more.
Acrylic (PMMA) is ideal for laser processing projects such as illuminated advertisements, acrylic signs, point of sales displays and more. Without any additional post-processing, the laser cuts result in shiny, flame polished edges. Panels up to 25 mm thick can be cut efficiently and cost-effectively. Acrylic can be engraved to create a matted finish with the C02 laser, or marked to create a color change with the fiber laser.
Suitable materials for laser cutting and engraving
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The laser beam is the universal acrylic laser cutter “tool” for acrylic processing regardless of the shape and material thicknesses. The advantages of laser cutting are undisputed in the plastics and advertising technology sector.
Shop and exhibition stand construction
Architectural model construction
Outdoor and indoor signs
Laser cut acrylic panels
Whether it’s perspex laser cutting or plexiglass laser cutting, achieve flame-polished cutting edges without additional post-processing of materials. Due to significantly lower processing costs, acrylic processing with laser technology is up to 88% less expensive than processing with a milling cutter (processing time for tensioning and post-processing of the material, tools).
Function and advantages of laser technology
Flame-polished cutting edges without additional post-processing
No tool wear
Characteristic and productive engravings
Cast PMMA is cut without burrs
Simple digital manufacturing
Lasers are a great way to create engravings and markings on anodized aluminum. Depending on the color of the layer, a C02 laser produces great contrast and a nice, bright engraving, and a fiber laser is a highly effective way for laser marking metal and to mark anodized aluminum. The MOPA laser can also be used for markings in different shades of gray up to a rich black. The surface is not stripped in the process. The result is comparable to the annealing marking on steel. Used on natural anodized aluminum, in particular, a MOPA laser creates a clearly legible, high-quality marking, that can be applied to smartphones and other items.
Suitable materials for a marking laser include:
Natural anodized aluminum
Anodized layers in all colors
Depending on the requirements and application, anodized aluminum can be engraved or marked.
Typical applications for laser marking anodized aluminum include high-quality smartphones, promotional items such as ballpoint pens and USB sticks, and industrial applications such as data plates or casings in many other industries.
Promotional items and gifts industries
Electronics industry (smartphones, tablets, etc.)
Sheet metal processing (casings)
What is the point of buying a laser for the laser engraving and laser marking of anodized aluminum?
Dasermarking promotional key usb stick
Fast, flexible and variable laser marking metal and anodized aluminium
With the laser, you have countless options for marking anodized aluminium. Depending on the batch size or number of units, you can find the ideal flatbed system or Galvo laser to meet your requirements. The marking laser is also very flexible in marking all types of content such as serial numbers, data matrix codes or other variable content. Not only can you engrave anodized aluminum (which removes the anodized layer), you can also produce black markings on the anodized layer. Natural anodized aluminum, in particular, can be marked in all different shades of gray to a rich black.
Function and advantages of laser technology
Black marking of anodized aluminum
Flexible, dynamic data can be marked
Create precise markings
Diverse design possibilities
Boost production efficiency
Laser technology in model making – a great advantage
For laser cutting and laser engraving architectural and house models a wide range of materials are used: textiles, synthetic materials, wood, veneer, MDF, PMMA, cardboard, paper, foam, polystrene, foils and films, acrylic, plastics, and many more.
Laser technology offers unbeatable advantages for model making and modelling. From house models for model railways, scale models or architectural models: Draw your designs in a CAD program, and the laser will cut with maximum precision and detail. The cuts are precise and clean
— no subsequent processing is required.
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As production time for laser cutting the individual components is significantly reduced, using laser cutting machines can help you save up to 80% compared to manual production.
Attention to detail and individuality characterise your products and decorative items. With a laser engraver, virtually any design can be engraved onto a wide variety of materials. Lettering, ornaments, logos, images, gifts and even photos: lasers are as easy to use as printers are, and decorate your artwork in no time.
Suitable materials for laser processing:
Acrylic and Plexiglas
Application examples of laser-engraved handicrafts
With laser engraving systems, you can apply valuable, individual ornaments onto a single piece or an entire series of items. Whether you or another workshop created the design, you combine long-standing tradition with innovative technology.
Greeting cards and gift vouchers
Home and garden accessories
Wood or acrylic pendant
Decorative garden stakes
Gold and silver jewelry
In the metal laser marking and the automotive industry, complete clarity and traceability of protective elements should be ensured. Optimum readability of data Matrix codes or alternative alphamerical labels is a requirement for this application. Laser marking systems are a perfect tool to be able to reliably and quickly apply these codes and alternative contents to most materials that are used in the automotive industry while achieving a high-quality end.
Materials suitable for laser marking:
Plastics, such as polyamides, PP, ABS, etc.
;ball bearing laser marked
Serial number and code laser marked on bearing
Application examples in the automotive industry
Typical application areas for component marking and laser markings inside the automotive industry are for engravings of data matrix codes and various dynamic content for quality assurance and traceability on all automotive components manufactured from plastics and metals.
In addition to the laser marking of automotive elements and components, which are dispensed for quality assurance or traceability functions, laser marking inside the automotive sector is additionally performed for design functions.
Power window adjustment buttons in day & night design
Functional labels on components
Create recognition awards, personalise awards, trophy engraving, prizes or cases quickly and easily with laser engraving machines. Virtually any design including text, logos, images or photos can be engraved with the laser on a wide variety of materials and surface finishes in great detail. Impress clients with your own designs made from acrylic, laser etching and cuts made with a laser to produce a clear edge without the need for processing.
Materials suitable for laser engraving
Acrylic and Plexiglas@ Acrylic films
Application examples for trophy engraving
With the versatility laser systems, you can create valuable, recognition awards, individual trophies and honorary prizes as well as produce inexpensive signs for standard trophies.
laser engraving on acrylic trophy
Laser engraved Plaques
Marking ball bearings with a laser. Marking cutting engraving
Tremendous forces act on ball and roller bearings. laser marking is ideal for the creation of identification labels as they are extremely resistant to heat and mechanical stress. Even underneath the toughest conditions, laser markings on stainless steel, hardened and coated metals, plastics and ceramics remain permanently readable. they are utilized in production codes, lettering, logos or dimensions.
Materials suitable for laser marking
Stainless steel Hardened metals
Application examples for ball bearings
Typical areas of application for laser marking ball bearings are functional labels (logos and company names for anti-counterfeiting measures) as well as product information (type, size, date of manufacture, etc.).
Trademark protection, anti-counterfeiting measures
Line and 2d codes, like serial numbers, are already utilized in most industries, such as (e.g. the automotive industry, medical technology, or electronics industry), in order to create products or individual components traceable. The codes (mostly data matrix or bar codes) contain data relating to the components properties, production data, batch numbers and much more. Such part marking should be clear in a straightforward manner and partially conjointly electronically and have a long-lasting sturdiness. Here, laser marking proves to be a versatile and universal tool for a large variety of materials, shapes and sizes further as the processing of dynamic and dynamic data. elements are laser-marked at the highest speed and absolute precision, whereas wear is nominal.
Suitable materials for laser processing
Components, parts or products of all types of metals e.g.
Stainless steel, alloyed steels aluminum, anodized aluminum titanium, titanium alloys brass copper, other precious metals coated metals.
PA, PC, PE, PET, PMMA silicone or many other plastics.
Depending on requirements, metals and plastics can either be laser marked or laser engraved.
Application examples for laser marking with bar codes and serial numbers
Part labeling based on specifications:
In contrast to the planning of components in artistic industries, codes and serial numbers usually need to be applied to the product in accordance.
Barcode, serial number & qr code marking with laser etching equipment
with client specifications or legal requirements in business (e.g., the automotive and supply business, the electronics industry, medical technology, etc.).
The marking of the parts thus does not increase the profit. This means that the marking must be as cost-efficient as possible. Here, laser marking also offers unbeatable advantages, since no setup costs or elaborate and expensive preparatory work are required. No matter whether 1 or 1000 parts – the cost per laser marking is always at the same low level.
Automatic code and serial number generation with ERP connection
A marking laser is the ideal tool for laser engraving plaques and dataplates. Whether you need to install signs for warning notices or simply require serial numbers with product information, a laser allows you to label self-adhesive materials, plastics and metals.
It is equally suitable for standard sizes as well as unusual shapes or sizes.
Suitable materials for laser engraving
Coated metals, e.g. anodized aluminum
Stainless steel and much more
Laser marking dataplates and industrial plaques
Laser markings are durable and are resistant to abrasion, ultraviolet radiation, heat, cold, chemicals or alcohol. The precise laser beam makes it possible to apply fine details and even 1 -point fonts on material that are clearly readable without laborious pre-processing. If you would like to label one piece or several hundred, laser marking remains consistently low due to minimal maintenance and repair costs.
Information on trademark protection
Delrin is used for the production of embossing presses. Embossing presses are utilized by notaries, companies, engineers and government agencies to add relief embossings, additionally to a signature, so as to shield quality documents from being derived fraudulently. moreover, a sublime embossing adds a personal touch to stationery and invitations. whether it is a emblem, home address or something artistic, there is no limit to the quantity of attainable applications.
What is Delrin?
Delrin is a trade name for the material group polyacetal (POM). This material is highly suitable for laser etching, laser cutting or engraving because it can easily be removed by the laser beam.
Application examples for Delrin
Delrin is used in the production of embossing presses. Embossing presses use a positive and a negative relief to emboss paper. The positive relief (male) is created with white letters on a black background and the negative relief (female) is inverted and mirrored.
Producing printed products (such as flyers, brochures or business cards) has evolved from fine skill to industrial laser production. Whereas the paper finishing process is used for large order volumes, digital printing and laser perforation has become the norm at several print retailers and copy shops as a result of it can be used for tiny and medium-sized print runs (up to approx. 5,000 pages per order). The advantage is that no static printing is employed, creating the potential to print every sheet differently. Combined with a laser system, digital printing presents several new prospects for paper finishing, giving print service suppliers opportunities to make new business areas with high-quality perforating and products, making even tiny print runs profitable.
Suitable materials for laser processing
Materials that can be printed by digital printing:
mainly paper (paper finishing in all possible formats and strengths) acrylics plastics MDF
By using industrial laser systems in combination with digital printing you can design your products in a higher quality and perforation.
Digital printing with industrial lasers Advertising technology:
Advertising materials (such as brochure printing), flyers or high-quality packaging Copy shops:
Business cards finishing, greeting cards, invitation cards, etc.
Classic print shops:
Labels, packaging, folding boxes, picture books or book covers, among others.
Laser Machines yield inspiring laser technology application capabilities. Art and style laser cutting projects once thought to be far-fetched are now made attainable with our laser technology. In Fablabs and educational laser cutters are used for model making, prototyping, industrial design, and DIY.
DIY Projects Using a Wide Range of Materials
Materials used in prototyping can vary considerably from job to job, Acrylics being among the most commonly used. However, it can range from
Paper, Cardboard, Wood, MDF, Textiles, Synthetics Materials, Plastics, Polystyrene, Films and Foils, and more. All which are perfectly processed on a Laser Cutter Machine.
Application examples for laser cutting for FabLabs, universities and schools
Due to their flexibility and ease-of-use, lasers are an excellent tool for test setups and prototypes. Drawings and designs are often sent directly from the CAD or graphics program to the laser.
Industrial design digital production of 3D models DIY projects art projects design projects
Schools universities FabLabs
Products and electrical components in the electronics and semiconductor industry are mostly mass-market products that are fully produced automatically in large numbers. Many electronic components, such as SMD components, are very small and need to be labeled with a lot of information. For this purpose small, complex 2D Data Matrix codes are used, which must be easily and permanently legible. Due to these requirements, the electronics industry has already made laser marking a standard procedure.
Galvo laser systems allow for a trouble-free, quick, fully or semi-automated labeling process.
Materials suitable for laser engraving
Plastics: Laser marking by means of foaming or color change
Metals: Marking by means of annealing
Application examples in the electronics industry
Electrical components and PCB boards are marked with permanent, solder resistant and easy-to-read laser markings. These labels serve as identification for traceability, internal quality assurance or trademark protection. Another application in the electronics industry is laser marking and laser cutting of flame retardant electrical insulating foils that act as separation between electronic components and printed circuit boards. In prototype construction, the C02 laser offers advantages over conventional methods, such as punching.
Cutting of insulation films
Circuit breakers and much more
Laser marker and laser marking systems are capable of permanently and quickly engraving most materials that are used in the electronics and semiconductor industry with a high-contrast finish. Depending on the requirements and piece numbers, they can be introduced as a stand-alone laser workstation or fully integrated into the production line.
Quickly and easily laser cut a variety of textiles to size with a fabrics laser cutter. Give your materials a high-quality finish with a tactile effect. Whether you use it to engrave felt, laser cut fabrics, cotton cuts or to cut extravagant shapes out of polyester, lasers offer you incredible design possibilities. Synthetic substances react very well during processing, the laser beam fuses edges on polyester and prevents fraying.
Textile suitable for laser processing:
Laser cutting textiles: For cotton, silk, felt and many more
When processing textiles, the laser produces products with precision and flexibility. The laser beam melts the material while cutting and results in clean, perfectly sealed edges. Laser engraving creates a tangible tactile effect. In this way, end products can be given a special finish.
Curtains, drapes Decorations
Arts and crafts
Lasers are increasingly gaining popularity among fashion designers and reaching more footprint in the fashion industry. Whether engraving velvet or laser cutting textiles almost any style can be processed with the laser cutting and engraving machine. With quicker processing speeds for individual graphic designs, each item can be distinctive even in series production. Laser cutting single-layer textiles is more productive than cutting with a knife or scissors. Lasering textiles additionally melts the cutting edges with synthetic materials. This results in clean, perfectly sealed edges, in addition to textiles and leather, alternative materials similar to wood, acrylic, stone or paper are often perfectly processed with the laser.
Laser materials for the fashion industry
EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate)
Fluffy materials (e.g. teddy bear materials, artificial fur)
Textiles can be cut and engraved with a C02 laser system. Synthetic materials (e.g. polyester or polyamide) are very well suited to laser processing. The laser beam melts synthetic substances during laser cutting in a controlled manner, which inturn prevents fraying. During laser engraving, the top layer is more or less removed, depending on the process, so numerous contrasts may be achieved.
Fashion industry applications
The laser is a very versatile tool for the fashion business. Laser cutting individual patterns in materials, creating patterns, processing finished garments or accessories a laser scores with precision and flexibility. The laser beam melts synthetic materials once cutting, so lint production is greatly reduced with fluffy materials. The results are clean, perfectly sealed edges. With laser engraving, an additional tangible haptic result can be achieved. this implies end products can be specially refined.
Cutting patterns Textile processing
Leather handbags Industries:
Plastic Film, Multilayer Film & Membrane Switch Cutting with a Laser marking cutting engraving.
The laser beam allows for controlled fusing of the foils and films and produces clear and sealed cutting edges. With the laser, you can cut even the smallest radii precisely and produce simple geometries at record speed. During laser cutting, no pressure is exerted on the foils or films by a tool, the entire process is contact-less and consequently, the end product will turn out perfect. Another plus: As opposed to working with a punch or a knife, laser cutting of the foil or film will not result in chipping of paint from the end product.
The benefits of a laser cutting machine: Faster than a cutting plotter, more precise than punching dies, and more economical for small series up to 1,000 pieces.
Laser cut foams in addition to industrial applications (such as luggage inserts or protection or for seals on machinery) also have a number of creative applications like souvenirs or picture frames. Foams that are suitable for laser processing such are those foams manufactured from polyester (PES), polyethylene (PE) or polyurethane (PI-JR). These foams are suitable for laser cutting and engraving.
Film materials that are suitable for laser cutting:
Why is laser cutting foam unique?
Laser cutting foam using a laser cutter produces clean and sealed edges. Because the laser is an extremely versatile tool that allows users to work directly from a design program, there is a lot that is feasible. Possible applications range from model construction to advanced applications such as series production. The laser in comparison to the advanced water jet cutting method is more versatile in efficiency and speed.
Is it a requirement to have the foam flat on the working surface?
Laser Cutting Foam and Filter Materials
During the cutting of foam, the laser does not exert any pressure on the foam throughout the process. It is for this reason that material clamping or any other fixed placing of material is not required. To save time and money throughout the material preparation, simply place the foam inside the laser machine and begin the cutting process.
Laser engraving on glass achieves simple and precise results. Using a laser engraving machine ensures a superior finish. Etched glass produces a matte effect when done with a laser. Extremely fine details and contours can be lasered onto glass. Possible applications include photos, wording such as quotes or dates or logos. It is possible to add glass etching to wine glasses, champagne flutes, beer glasses and bottles with our rotary attachment. Flat items such as mirror or window glass are easily lasered. A personalised gifs for a special occassion or corporate presentation are memorable and make laser-engraved glass unique. As the mark is permanent it is the ideal choice for a window design.
Glass types suitable for using with a glass laser engraver
Container glass Mirror glass
Conical glasses and round glasses Drinking glasses, wine glasses.
Examples of glass engraving applications
The laser machine etches the top layer of the glass. This creates a “matting” effect on the material. With a laser cutting machine fine clear, white glass etchings are accurately applied to the material. A rotary attachment is recommended for glass etching and laser marking on glass items with a cylindrical or conical shape (e.g. beer glasses, vases or bottles). the rotary attachement turns your work automatically during the laser engraving process. This ensures it remains in the right position and maximises the engraving area. Glass cannot be cut in a laser engraver.
Automotive industry Personalised engraving Corporate Gifts
Personal Gift items
Drinking glasses and bottles Mirrors
Traditional crafts and modern tools
When manufacturing jewelry, a large number of various materials is used these days, particularly precious metals and alloys. Traditionally, the industry has always worked with various engravings ( produced mechanically) or with methods similar to glassetching
In the past, a crucial reason to supply gold inlay engravings on costly items was to individualise them or to add a significant inscription. These days creative designs of jewelry pieces, inlcuding the world of fashion jewelry, have become progressively vital.
With laser technology, precious metals similar to gold are often lasered as well as all other metals.
Suitable materials for laser processing
Precious metals such as gold, silver, etc.
alloys glass (e.g., spectacles)
Application examples for laser-engraved jewelry
With laser marking machines you can easily individualise and personalise jewelry pieces.
silver rings watches necklaces
various precious materials, e.g. gold (gold engraving) silver brass titanium etc.
spectacles spectacle frames and glasses
Laser engraving laminates are particularly popular for laser engraving, as they are compatible for both interior and exterior applications and offered in several colours, with several effects. Laminate sheets are typically used for signage, similar to data plates, lables, control panels or door signs.
What are laminates?
Engraving laminates are 2- or 3-ply laminate sheets. They are made of a core layer of modified acrylic, which has been coated with a thin top layer.
The engraving process reveals the color of the core material.
Laser engraving laminates and engraving materials.
Application examples for laminates.
With a laser you’ll be able to produce durable markings and engravings. Unusual shapes create your final product interesting and high quality. From an easy rectangular shield to advanced contours and signs, a single piece or a tiny series with a laser engraving everything is possible.
Door signs Data plates
Object sign postings
With a customised leather engraving machine, you’ll be able to simply offer leather a high quality finish. From synthetic leather wallets, alcantara purses, briefcases, suede bracelets, belts or shoes – with a etching laser leather is etched quickly and simply.
Types of leather suitable for laser engraving
Application examples for leather
Leather is used in the production of clothing, gift items and decorations. Laser engraving creates a tangible haptic effect on the leather surface. In this way end products can be given a special finish or customized.
Flexibility in many dimensions
Turning, drilling and milling tools are subject to significant stress. The markings on these precision tools should also be able to withstand these stresses. laser markings provide some decisive benefits over alternative methods, similar to etching or stamping:
Consistent quality and readability of the markings with absolute sturdiness, depending on the process selection without changing
the workpiece properties
Clean processing strategies without consumables
Flexibility in several dimensions (marking content, element or tool shapes, material)
Low value per marking for individual items or mass production
Materials suitable for laser marking
Tool steel High-speed steel (HSS)
Drill bit laser engraved
Bolt lever laser marking
Aluminum part with laser marking
Laser engraving on drill bit
Metal cutter laser marked
Application examples in machining technology
When labeling machining tools using a laser marking tool, it is notably vital that the tool’s surface is not damaged. Here, the laser can fully execute
its advantages. throughout annealing, the tool’s surface end is not altered.
Logos and company names that serve as anti-counterfeiting measures
Product information (e.g. type, size, date of manufacture, etc.)
In mechanical engineering and machine construction, parts and components of resistant materials are usually used. Particularly once it involves guaranteeing traceability laser marking is ideal, as it is permanent and resistant – even to mechanical stress or weather influence. It can be used for all forms on nearly any material and consequently is a tool suitable to a large vary of components. The components marking with the laser is implemented on virtually any material and in all forms. It is thereby a universal tool in order to mark various components with a laser.
Suitable materials for laser marking
Parts and components of resistant materials metals hardened metals stainless steel coated metals aluminum anodized aluminum plastics.
Application examples laser marking and parts marking in mechanical engineering
The parts marking in mechanical engineering takes place due to 3 reasons:
Information regarding the technical function of the workpiece (product information)
Indications regarding the product or manufacturer for the traceability (variable data as e.g. batch number, production date, etc.) Permanent laser marking (e.g. logo) as counterfeit protection.
“Unique Device Identification” or UDI depends on ISO compliant customary codes, that ought to be fixed on technology in the medical sector and surgical instrumentation. During the scanning of the barcode and seriel numbers, users are able to acquire data the same as the manufacturer’s name, reference item or expiration date. This allows error-free documentation and aids in guaranteeing safety of the patients.
Laser markings are resistant to acids, cleaners or bodily fluids. As labeling is in process, the surface structure remains unchanged, allowing surgical instruments to be efficiently kept clean and sterile. The patient also remains safe throughout although the implants remain in the body for longer periods.
Suitable materials for marking lasers
Titanium and titanium alloys
Stainless steel High-alloy steel
Plastics (e.g. PEEK for implants)
Application examples of medical technology
Marking using laser systems is already a customary technology in the various sectors in the medical industry because of the various benefits it offers.
These device based characteristics on Unique Device Identification or Medical Device Regulation – are marked using a laser system. Examples are data Matrix codes that contain batch numbers, production dates, implants, serial numbers, manufacturer and product information, etc. as well as
laser markings serving as an anti-counterfeiting measure.
Orthopedic or trauma surgery implants
Laser marking on hearing aid
Laser marking bio-compatibility: laser markings are proof against acids, cleaning agents and bodily fluids. Depending on the labeling process used, the surface structure remains unchanged and germs cannot establish themselves on the instruments. Although implants remain inside the body for an extended period, materials from the label cannot detach themselves.
Traceability: The contents of the marking stay clear (electronically too) even after significant use and once many cleaning procedures have been done. This implies that the elements are usually clearly tracked and identified
For the processes of laser engraving and laser marking metals, the laser has been doing well for a long period of time. Using a laser marking machine, precise and clearly visible marking can be achieved on most metals from soft metals, such as aluminium to titanium or highly rigid alloys. With certain metals, such as steel alloys, it is likely to implement corrosion-resistant markings without damaging the surface structure by means of annealing marking. Laser marked products are marked with lasers in a diverse range of industries: These applications range from the marking of industrially produced series products for traceability to creating unique promotional items with logos or designs.
Suitable metals for laser marking and engraving:
Titanium, titanium alloys
Precious metals (e.g. silver, gold) Coated metals
Traceability Datamatrix codes
Metal Laser marking and engraving on metal: Steel, aluminum, silver
Marking of signs, promotional items and more
Directional signs, custom gifts and marketing materials are a few examples of metal engraving application ideas that can be personalised using a laser engraver.
Laser engraving metal application ideas:
Mugs, keyrings, etc.
Logos, fotos, text
Thermos flask, hip flask
Pocket knife Key Fobs
Cellular phones, tablets, laptops
marking metal padlock
sign laser engraved
Advertising, promotions and gift industry
Sign and digital
Laser marking of metals in the industrial sector
Laser marking metal applications
Laser marked metal applications are typically used for marking products with traceability features and encryptions. These applications can be found in the electronics and electrical industry, mechanical engineering and tool production, in sheet metal processing, medical field, advertising materials, jewellery and in the locomotive industry.
Color marking on stainless steel
A special type of annealing marking on metals involves color marking on stainless steel. Based on the technical possibilities with the MOPA laser, reproducible colors on stainless steel can be marked with a laser. For manufacturers of stainless steel products, this provides them with the opportunity to create special color designations, such as a company logo or functional markings like the indication for hot and cold on stainless steel fixtures.
engraving on clockwork parts
Applications in the laser industry:
Product labeling as plagiarism protection
Practical laser marking e.g. size, diameter, etc.
Production data e.g. date of manufacture, batch number or serial number
Codes for lasting traceability
Data matrix codes for quality assurance Lasering nameplates etc.
Representative industries for colour marking.
Kitchen appliance manufacturers who would like to adorn the stainless-steel fronts of the appliances with their colour logo.
Producers of knives and cutlery who want to embellish their stainless-steel products with colour logos.
Engravers and job shops who want to enlarge their product portfolios using the new options.
Processors of stainless steel trim parts from other industries who want to diversify their offerings with colour markings.
Contactless, permanent metal marking:
The marking of metals using a laser engraving machine is a very precise and clean form of metal processing. Markings such as serial numbers, data matrix codes and logos can be added to products and components in the highest resolution. The metal marking or engraving is done by the laser, without contact, and requires no pre- or post-processing. The annealing marking ensures a permanent, acid-, chemical- and corrosion-resistant laser marking without damaging the metal surface.
Permanent and cost-efficient metal engraving and marking
Using artistic text, logos or any other artwork; industrial applications, marketing materials and signage can be efficiently and permanently marked using a laser marking machine. The marking and laser engraving of pure and treated metals is a clear and neat form of processing metal. During the process of laser marking metal, cleaning is not needed as the laser is contactless with the material. A chemical- and corrosion-resistant marking can be achieved whilst the metal surface remains undamaged.
Foods that are suitable for laser marking
(organic) fruits, such as apples, bananas, pineapples, etc.
(organic) vegetables, such as cucumbers, squash, potatoes, etc.
baked goods (bread) meats and sausages many other types of foods
Natural branding can be done used on almost all food products. Direct laser labeling is done contact-free, so it has no impact on the quality, taste or shelf life of the food.
Areas of application for laser marking food
Environmentally friendly natural branding of (organic) foods:
Particularly within the organic fruits and vegetables sector, natural branding is quickly gaining in quality. Direct lasering of fruits and vegetables eliminates the necessity for environmentally damaging plastic packaging. With natural branding, the manufacturer’s or dealer’s brand is typically applied.
Food labeling with product data:
With laser technology, foods may also be directly marked with variable content. Food producers will quickly and simply add product data (date, origin, harvest or production date, etc.) with text, numbers and codes.
Food marking for advertising functions
Whether an apple is labeled with a corporate emblem and distributed at a trade fair or expo, Easter eggs are engraved, or a loaf of bread is embellished with the baker’s brand — with laser marking, branded foods can also be used for advertising purposes. The possibilities are just about endless.
Why should I buy laser for laser marking food?
Environmentally friendly, durable, flexible
Natural stigmatisation offers several advantages for food manufacturers and retailers:
The marking is sturdy, in contrast to stickers that do not adhere well and may be removed easily.
With direct food labeling, no plastic packaging is required — much to the delight of the atmosphere and customers.
All types of labeling are attainable using the laser: logos, text, images, serial numbers, codes (including with dynamic content).
Flexible from prototype construction to small series
From prototype construction to tiny series, the laser is the versatile tool for packaging design. laser cutting machines from impress users in the packaging industry due to their detail, speed and adaptability.
One laser cutter for many materials
Laser cutting, perforating, form cutting or carving makes you versatile with relation to the form and also the selected material. Your packaging can therefore be quite simply a punched cardboard box. whether paper, plastics, cardboard, corrugated cardboard or packaging films – laser cutting machines are suited to a wide range of materials.
Laser cutting and laser engraving open up unimagined possibilities in paper finishing. When you laser paper, you can enhance greeting cards, book covers or gift wrap with a tangible, individual engraving or a delicate laser-cut pattern. Furthermore, paper can be perforated with a laser. Whether logos, photos or ornaments for personalisation, you always get impressively accurate engravings and highly precise cutting edges with the laser.
Suitable materials for laser engraving and cutting:
fine paper art paper uncoated paper handmade paper cardboard card corrugated cardboard
Application examples for laser cutting and laser engraving of paper
With a laser cutting machine for paper finishing, you can create invitations, table cards or high-quality packaging with a haptic individual engraving. You can perfectly achieve even the smallest lettering and detailed graphics every time with a laser engraving. Delicate, laser-cut patterns give cards or packaging that special touch. Or you can create unusual shapes from printed papers with the laser contour cut.
greeting cards invitations table cards
high-quality packaging book covers business cards
paper finishing school supplies decorations arts and crafts
Laser marking plastics in a variety of ways. With a fiber laser, you can mark many different commercially used plastics, such as polycarbonate, pcb, polypropylene, polyethylene, pmma, polystyrol, and many more with a permanent, quick, high-quality finish.
Thanks to the low set-up times and flexibility a marking laser provides, marking from small batch sizes economically is now possible.
Suitable types of plastic
laser marking plastic
Polyethylene terephthalate PET
Polyarylsulfone (PSU, PPSU)
Poly ether ketone (PEEK)
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene copolymer (ABS)
Laser applications made from plastic
‘It is possible to permanently etch and engrave almost any type of plastic, although the various raw materials, color pigments and additives (e.g.
fillers, additives, flame retardants) may react differently.
For laser marking plastics, the fiber laser offers you a range of different methods, such as dyeing, carbonation or foaming. Since various plastics react very differently, you should always test a material sample.”
Some applications are:
Housings made of plastic Electric plugs
Printed circuit boards (PCB)
Tools and handles of tools
Buttons and switches with day & night design
Identification tags for animals
Non-contact laser marking is very fast as well as abrasion, heat and acid resistant.
Various types of plastics can be marked or engraved with a laser
All kinds of contents including logos, codes, serial numbers and fully dynamic contents from ERP systems, etc. can be used Smallest components and details can be marked quickly and easily with the laser in difficult to access areas.
Clear contrast and better (machine) readability with MOPA laser
More options for marking plastics
Laser marking dark plastic electronic part
Electronic part lasermarked
Many plastics can be marked with the conventional fiber laser. Most of the time, the marking result is very good, but for some plastics, the same level of homogeneity cannot always be achieved. These types of plastics can then be marked with a MOPA laser, which results in much more contrast and homogeneity. The adjustable pulse durations, which allow either short or long pulses, also help.
With dark plastics (such as PA 66 GF, PA 6 GF, PP GF, etc.), the surrounding material is less heated thanks to the short pulses and the associated low pulse energy. The plastics foam less and the marking is more homogeneous. Other plastics require more energy to heat up the material sufficiently. In this case, the long pulses help to optimize the foaming of the material. In both cases, marking with the MOPA laser leads to a more clear contrast and therefore to better (machine) readability.
Methods of laser marking on plastics
Foaming leaves a tangible mark on the material. It can be seen as laser-induced boiling, which melts the surface. Due to the rapid cooling, bubbles are encapsulated in the material. These bubbles leave a positive mark, which is tangible.
The laser works on a low power level and longer pulses. Foaming works on all polymers, but also on some metals. Depending on the material the mark is light or dark.
Carbonizing enables strong contrasts on bright surfaces. During the carbonizing process the laser heats up the surface of the material (minimum 1000 C) and oxygen, hydrogen or a combination of both gases is emitted. What’s left is a darkened area with higher carbon concentration.
The laser works with lower energy, which leads to slightly longer marking times compared to other processes. Carbonizing can be used for polymers or bio-polymers such as wood or leather. Since carbonizing always leads to dark marks, the contrast on dark materials will be rather minimal.
Color change on the material guarantees highest legibility. Laser marking with color change is basically an electrical process, which reorders the macromolecules (by changing the direction). No material is removed, but partial foaming is possible.
The laser works with a maximum pulse rate but low energy per pulse. Otherwise material would be removed or foaming might occur. Color change works on all polymers and the change of color can be bright or dark. Most color changes are dark.
Removing is used with multilayer plastics (laminates). During the removal process the laser beam removes the top layers, which had been applied to the base material. This results in color contrasts due to color differences in the layers.
Make a lasting impression on your customers with personalised, laser marking and laser engraving of promotional products. With a laser device, you will own a universal tool that allows you to design advertising gifts and promotional items that are individual and useful at the same time. Whether key chains, glasses, ball pens, engraved usb sticks, Zippo engraving or lighters, personalised promotional products are easily created with a laser system.
Refine wood, acrylic, textiles or glass with a C02 laser. Using a fiber laser, you can quite easily label and mark metals (stainless steel, natural aluminum…) or plastics (polycarbonate, polyamide…). With a laser machine of the flexx series, use both laser sources in one system to become even more independent in terms of material. This allows you to work much more efficiently, faster and more cost-effectively with a laser engraving machine than this was possible before with advertising printing.
Materials suitable for laser engraving
Paper and cardboard
Metal, e.g. aluminum
Plastics, e.g. polycarbonate, polyamide
Ball pens USB sticks
Key chain Lighters
The laser can be used to engrave texts in the smallest fonts, logos with fine details or even pictures directly into the rubber. With a laser system you can create stamps in an efficient, inexpensive, simple and environmentally-friendly way with highest precision, which produce clean, detailed quality imprints. There is no need to use chemicals.
Rubber types suitable for laser engraving
Microporous laser foam
Oil resistant laser rubber
With a laser you can quickly and efficiently process rubber at little cost; whether you are producing a single piece or an entire rubber plate, you can significantly reduce production times with automated processes. That is why stamp engraving with laser devices has become the standard method of choice in stamp production. Furthermore, the laser is suitable for producing laser-engraved printing forms made of rubber for flexographic printing.
Office and school supplies
Arts & crafts
Rubber-based printing plate production
Rubber etching and engraving Can (rubber stamps) be cut with the laser as well?
Rubber can be cut to any shape with the laser such as round, square or optimized, can be selected. In addition, the “link” [Stage] function facilitates the handling of entire plates. Upon activation, the cutting lines are automatically interrupted at defined points. This facilitates the removal and cleaning of the plates.
Rubber stamp manufacture using laser engravers
Laser engraving machines for rubber stamp manufacturing play a criticall role in the area of rubber stamp manufacturing. Largely automated processes reduce production times significantly, therefore increasing the productivity levels of text plate engraving.
Save time when laser engraving rubber stamps
With laser engraving machines you’ll be able to manufacture rubber stamps within a couple of minutes and additionally streamline series manufacture significantly. Rubber stamp production with laser etching — always an advantage!
Laser finishing provides you with capabilities to create exceptional shapes for POS displays, outdoor advertising, illuminated advertising or advertising signs, making your end product more sophisticated and higher quality. The creative “finishing” with a laser cutting machine transforms a printed acrylic sheet or wood board into a finished product with a higher value. From straightforward rectangular advertising signs to advanced contours and markings, anything is possible with laser engraving and cutting machines.
Suitable materials for laser processing
Application examples for laser processing for signage & displays
With a laser, you can process unlimited applications and a vast range of materials to allow creation of highly sophisticated and creative advertising products. The laser beam is the universal “tool” for all geometries and material thicknesses. Whether rigid or flexible, hard or soft materials, you only need one tool for plastic, wood, composite boards, paper, film or textiles and much more.
illuminated display illuminated advertising
POS/pop up displays
signage & displays digital printing outdoor advertising
the acrylic used – manufacturer and type (cast or extruded); the system used – lens, laser power, processing table and exhaust; the laser parameters – ratio of speed, power, frequency and the focus positioning.
If these factors are correctly combined, you get a beautiful flame-polished edge.
What is the difference between acrylic and polycarbonate?
Polycarbonate (PC) brands such as Makrolon@ are often confused with acrylic. Especially as some manufacturers have both products in their range. Polycarbonate has fundamentally different properties – which are relevant for laser processing: For example, PC is less UV stable, more impactresistant and can be deformed cold. For laser processing, PC is only suitable for marking and cutting films up to approx. 500 um. Sheets of 1 mm and thicker will become black and carbonize when laser cut.
Can DiBond be laser cut?
Unfortunately, aluminum composite boards such as DiBond can not be laser cut. In principle, aluminum and plastic can be processed using laser technology. However, the combination of aluminum-plastic-aluminum results in an unusable and uneconomical result during laser cutting.
What about laser cutting films containing PVC?
Materials containing PVC are on the list of prohibited materials for laser processing. Toxic substances are produced when burning PVC, which may harm the operator or damage the laser machine. Nowadays, however, there are many PVC-free alternatives.
Are there laser-capable alternatives to Forex@ and Kapa@?
Unfortunately, Forex@ and Kapa@ can not be laser cut. As a PVC/PU-free lightweight foam board, we can recommend Smart-X from the manufacturer 3A Composites. This consists of 100% polystyrene and is excellent for laser cutting.
Lasers can engrave any design onto plaques and nameplates; from filigree motifs to complex designs. Laser engraving machines are particularly suitable for processing a wide variety of materials for series productions, ada signage or single pieces. Quickly and cost-effectively create signage for indoor and outdoor use or offer additional services like individual
“dog tag”, “door plate” engravings.
Materials suitable for signage engraving
Engraved brass plate
Create long-lasting labels and markings on many materials such as ada signage with laser engraving machines. Unusual shapes make your final product very interesting and high quality. From a rectangular shield, engraved badge to complex contours and labels, a single piece or series production is possible with a Trotec laser system.
Indoor and outdoor signage
Industrial engravings, dataplates
Engraved brass plate
Laser engraving smartphones and laptops laser engraver laser. marking cutting engraving.
The use of a laser marking machine in personalising and creating custom items has various benefits such as identification for safety purposes. Items such as electronic products and mobile phone covers can be laser marked efficiently and simply with with text, images and logos using a laser engraver.
Best materials for laser marking
Plastics, e.g. acrylic / Plexiglass
Metals, e.g. anodized aluminum
A few ideas for electronic products marked with a laser
Mobile case covers, client electronic merchandise and electronic displays covers are typically coated with anodized aluminum or coated plastic. Acrylic or polymethyl methacrylate is usually used for the manufacturing of electronic displays whilst mobile cases are mostly manufactured from wood, leather or textiles. During the engraving process depending on the material, these can be marked with a C02 or fiber laser. The laser power level used creates variable contrasts. Important to remember is that a laser cannot cut metal.
Unique finishes Personalisation
Corporate identification on smartphones, tablets and laptops as well as protective covers
Carving on stone, granite, porcelain or marble offers unimaginable prospects. Your personal message “written in stone” may be an appropriate gift for several occasions. From elaborate photos to graphics all of this is doable with a stone engraving machine. Stone laser engraving is performed with a C02 laser and is similar to a kind of “matting” of the material.
Types of stone suitable for laser engraving
Application examples for stone engraving
Laser engraving on stone is especially effective with dark, polished, natural stones like granite, ceramic, porcelain, marble and basalt. The more solid and fine-grained the stone is, the clearer the stone engraving results are. White marble is additionally quite appropriate for this application because it will turn out a solid white stone engraving. Please remember it’s impossible to laser cut stones.
Arts and crafts
Gift items and lucky charms
The surface of the stone is fusible throughout laser engraving. Here, the material is processed directly. Hence no guide needs to be created for this application. Moreover, the laser beam is the universal tool for all shapes and material thicknesses. In contrast to edge cutters, no separate tool head is needed for various materials, shapes or material thicknesses, saving time and money within the production method.
Laser cut delicate parts for construction sets, puzzles or craft provides for toys, or personalise wooden toys with logos, names or sayings with laser engraving. machines are significantly suitable for processing a large vary of materials, whether the job includes serial production or individual items.
Materials suitable for laser processing:
Examples of laser-cut and laser-engraved toys
Wood is a common material for toys, therefore the flexibility of the laser is of great advantage. The dark cutting edge and the brownish or whitish coloured engraving serve as extraordinary design parts. produce high-quality, artistic finish products for a large vary of applications.
laser cutting acrylic dinosaur
Laser cutting acrylic dinosaur
Areas of application
puzzles construction kits wooden toys craft supplies school supplies handicrafts creative design educational toys baby toys kids toys.
Laser cutters for toys made out of wood, cardboard or acrylic
Laser processing of wood is a sublimation method. That is, the solid material is converted directly into gaseous state through combustion. Here conjointly dust is created, which is perceptible as smoke. For wood processing, we thus recommend the utilization of an efficient extraction system. Thereby you attain perfect engraving and cutting results. additionally, the service lifetime of your laser machine can therefore be prolonged. That is, extraction with most rate of flow is essential when it involves wood processing with lasers.
Functional laser marking for part identification and traceability as well as engravings for design purposes are indispensable in the watch industry. While one engraved mechanically or etched in the past, more and more laser machines are now being used for marking tasks. Part numbers, serial numbers and/or charge labeling, as well as data matrix codes, but also decorative markings such as logos and graphics, are applied to watch parts, e.g. clockwork components, oscillation weights, bezels, crowns, housings, watch case backs or dials by means of laser marking. The advantage of the laser here is clearly the high precision so that even the smallest and filigree laser markings can be carried out efficiently, quickly and with high precision on wristwatches.
Suitable materials for laser engraving and laser marking
stainless steel titanium ceramics brass gold and other precious metals leather (for the wristbands with wristwatches) silicone and elastomers for seals sapphire glass.
Application examples for laser marking and laser engraving of watch parts
With a fiber laser, clockwork components, oscillation weights, bezels, crowns, housings, watch case backs or dials are laser-marked or laser engraved.
In addition, leather wristbands for wrist watches, silicone and elastomers for watch parts such as seals or also sapphire glass can be processed with a C02 laser.
Other aspects are important in prototype construction such as clockworks. In contrast to serial production, a wide variety of materials are used for prototypes and individual parts are rather manufactured, which are constantly changed. Materials which are rather untypical for watchmakers, such as wood or acrylic also have to be processed; the processing of metal also plays an important role here. Also offers a perfect solution here: the flatbed lasers of the Speedy range with Flexx function. Here, two laser sources (fiber and C02 lasers) are integrated in a flatbed device, whereby both laser sources can be used uniquely in a single operation.
Using a laser machine you can cut and engrave toys, arts, crafts, souvenirs, Christmas jewellery, gift items, architectural models and inlays. During the laser processing of wood material, personal customisation options are usually the focus. Laser machines and laser cutters can process a variety of wood types to create the desired look and can cut thicknesses of up to 20 mm.
Wood types suitable for laser processing
Natural wood, real wood
Solid wood, solid timber
laser machine an extremely versatile instrument for processing wood sheets. In the design industry, dark cutting edges and brownish or whitish colored engravings serve as exceptional design elements in wood products. With such an amazing cariety, there’s lots to design.
Arts and crafts
Since wood is a natural material, the laser user must consider a number of parameters such as the density and the resin content of the wood for the processing. Soft woods, e.g. balsa, require less laser power and can be cut more quickly. Hardwood, as an example of dense wood, on the other hand requires more laser power. For MDF, which consists of glued wood fibers.
Will the laser engraving always become dark?
The brownish-colored laser engraving is well known. When processing varnished wood, with the appropriate laser settings you can also achieve a white engraving. Here we recommend very low power at high speed.
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