If your organization utilizes metals, plastics or other elements like wood, then you need a marking solution. There are many different ways companies use to mark their products and parts, like dot peen marking systems, chemical marking and laser marking systems.
However, today, many organizations and manufacturers prefer using laser marking for its high usability, diversity of application, and reliability. It creates permanent marks which are created by discoloring surfaces, which means that the surface stays in its original shape without any change in size (as no cutting is involved).
Additionally, laser-marking machines can be integrated into production lines to keep marking products as soon as they are made and passed on. Laser marking solutions are used in different industries; let us have a look at what these marking systems are used for:
The Automotive Industry
If you have ever had a look under the hood of your car, or if you ever needed to go out and purchase a car part, then you probably realize the importance of marking in the automotive industry. Each and every part is marked with codes and numbers to help categorize them, and to ensure quick availability during assembly. Laser marking is used to mark parts like bearings, connectors, gaskets, glass, radiators, instrument panels, wiper blades, and other smaller electronic parts to ensure quick identification.
The Medical Industry
Traceability and tracking is highly important in every instrument used in the medical industry. Everything- surgical tools, stainless instruments, plastic housings, fluid bags, printing labels – is marked using laser technology, as it provides reliable marking solutions and good marking performance without damage material.
The electronic industry is perhaps one where laser marking is used to the fullest, as here marking is required on even the smallest of electronic parts. Plastic housings, components, IC packages, connectors, product cases, wires, PC boards, and lead frames, all are marked using lasers. This allows for appropriate categorization and placement of these parts later.
The pharmaceutical industry deals in medicines and other medical products, and compromises can’t be made when it comes to appropriate categorization. Glass containers, foil wraps, blister packs, package films, pills, gel caps, glass containers are all marked with barcodes or numbers, using laser-marking machines. This way, it is easy to identify these products when they move on to the later stages, like packaging.
Laser marking is currently the prime marking solution among leading industries and manufacturers around the world. It offers diverse marking solutions and customizable options that help with almost every type of surface.
If you are looking for high quality laser marking machines, or you wish to integrate laser-marking solutions into your production line, be sure to contact us!