Personalisation: laser engraving and laser marking
Difference between laser engraving and laser marking
Objects can be identified or personalized by adding a text, logo or image. An engraving or marking can easily be applied by means of laser light. But where exactly does laser engraving differs from laser marking?
Contrary to laser marking, a deeper marking is applied when using laser engraving. In fact, material is removed by evaporation. This creates deeper structures, relief, which are cleary distinguishable from the unprocessed surfaces. Texts / images become visible and clearly readable.
During the process of laser marking, the surface is briefly exposed with a low-power laser beam. As a result the top layer of the surface warms up locally, causing an oxidation and consequently color change. It’s by changing the material properties that the desired marking (greyscale) is achieved.
Frequently used for:
Logo’s – images (branding)
QR-codes – barcodes
Texts and names
Machinery instruction plates
Applying structures to improve grip
Adding decorative shading to watches, glasses, jewelry, interior parts
Engraving/marking of 3D shapes
Rotation axes allow to engrave tubular and 3D shaped objects. In the example above, 3D printed titanium glasses are identified by applying a laser engraved name tag. Despite the curve in the shape of the specactle ears, it’s possible to apply an exact laser engraving.
Identification as final step of a production process
As industrial subcontractor Raytech manufactures high precision components by using laser technologies. Various laser techniques such as laser cutting, laser welding and 3D metal printing are used to produce parts and sub-assemblies. Finally, if required/desired, an identification can be made by means of laser engraving and laser marking.
Laser engraving and laser marking often offers a solution for the identification of mass productions where quality control and traceability plays a major role.
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