Plastics are some of the most important materials used across various industries for a number of different purposes. Some of the most common types of laser marked plastics that we come across everyday include identification cards/badges, credit cards, and staff passes. All these types of plastics need to be marked with water-proof and durable marks so that they last long.
Here are a few things that you should know about laser marking and plastics:
Laser Marking On Plastics
Laser marking on plastics doesn’t include using any inks, acids, or solvents; instead, it utilizes a high powered laser to make precise and accurate marks. The most common type of laser marking on plastics includes marking done through the use of software driven machines. These machines utilize software like CAD2 to control the laser intensity, direction, speed, and other attributes of the marking procedures.
How It Works On Plastics
Laser marking generally works by removing a layer of the plastic’s surface in a predefined shape, engraving the mark into the plastic. This procedure can also be used to mark in a contrasting color, especially if the material has multiple layers of plastic.
Another form of laser marking technology on plastics heats the material to the point where it melts and foams to form the marking. The bubbles formed then trap cold air to harden, leaving behind a surface that contrasts with the background.
Why Should You Choose KT Marking For Laser Marking Machinery?
The best part about laser machinery from KT Marking is that it costs significantly less to mark plastics as there is no need for special inks and other materials. Added to that, KT Marking’s laser marking machinery is designed to last longer than most other marking machinery. Our collection of high precision laser marking machinery includes CO2 laser marking machines, Fiber laser marking machines and Diode Pump Laser marking machines.
Our machines are designed to offer the best marks on plastics, with the best results. Added to that, we can also help you integrate our laser marking machinery directly into your assembly line! Contact us today!