There are various methods of marking different surfaces. These include screen printing, dot peen marking, electrochemical marking, and laser marking. Although all techniques have their own set of advantages and are suited for a variety of surfaces, laser marking has an extra advantage of being able to mark a variety of surfaces, ranging from tough material like metals to relatively delicate ones like plastic, silicon, and glass.
Marking fragile and delicate material is a difficult task, and the risk of permanently damaging the material constantly exists. However, laser technology all but eliminates the risk of damaging the material entirely and has the ability to mark materials like plastic and silicon, which cannot be marked using other technologies.
Modern laser machines are computer controlled to ensure high accuracy. They also feature a screen to show you exactly what is going to be printed. The process only requires the push of a few buttons, and in no time at all, you get your article with precision marking performed.
Laser machines have the ability to print designs and alphanumeric strings in very small areas. They can fit a twenty character string in a space less than a centimeter, and that too without any risk of damage to the surface.
Laser marking is viable for use in various industries, but it has gained immense popularity in the electronics industry in particular. As technology continues to advance, electronic devices and their components are becoming smaller every day. However, each of the components, which often measure a few millimeters in length, need to be marked to ensure proper identification. Accurate marking of resistors, diodes, integrated circuits, etc, can be achieved using laser marking technology, ensuring no risk of damage to the component.
Laser marking is also used in the medical industry, typically to mark surgical instruments and other sensitive medical equipment. Medical equipment is often coated with chemicals that prevent them from corroding; laser marking ensures that this surface film remains unaffected while marking. It is a safe and convenient marking method.
There are several other advantages that are associated with laser marking when it comes to printing on fragile and delicate articles-
- It is a onetime job. Once the article is marked, the mark cannot be removed
- It is suited for objects of various sizes
- Computer control can provide accuracy up to micron level
There are various laser machines available through numerous manufacturers all over the globe, but when it comes to excellent quality, reliability, and great performance, KT Marking stands out.