Laser marking is often used to implement traceability and identification of components. This makes it possible to track and trace parts from the beginning to the end of the manufacturing process, or even identify which supplier made these components. The most common forms of part identification are data matrix codes, QR codes, and alphanumeric serial numbers. We often apply laser marking on aluminum, steel and stainless steel turned parts.
Since aluminum surfaces have a high thermal conductivity, fiber lasers can mark them at a high temperature and create deep marks in the bare aluminum to ensure that the markings can be read after they’re anodized. AL 6061 is the most common laser marked alloys, but all aluminum types can be marked. Some typical aluminum parts we applied such as flanges, knobs, and more
Steel is a hard material that requires longer marking times than other metals. However, the marking speed can be increased by creating white marks instead of black ones. White marks contrast well with the bare steel color for most steel types. We can laser mark any steel alloy, including anodized steel, carbon steel and tool steel. Some typical steel parts we applied such as plates, bodies, cap, and more
Laser marking is most often used to mark stainless steel grades SUS 304 and 316, but it can be used to mark any grade. Some typical stainless steel parts we applied such as: port housing, and other automotive parts