There is a wide variety of ways to apply the required marking on a steel product. Many of them have negative qualities and are easily damaged during transportation. High-quality laser marking on metal can be preserved regardless of poor-quality storage methods. At the same time, it does not negatively affect the main characteristics of the product as a whole.
Laser engraving technology
With the advent of the industrial laser, the scope of its application has expanded several times. Beam burn-in inscriptions leave a visible mark on the metal, which is almost impossible to erase without damaging the metal product. The engraving can serve as a kind of counterfeit protection. A dedicated marking machine is capable of performing the following works:
- Single, unique engraving.
- Industrial application of letters, numbers or a small image.
- High precision, even if the product has a curved surface.
- The depth of the marking depends on the intensity of the laser beam.
Important: in this way you can apply markings on almost any ferrous, non-ferrous metal and their alloys. The laser does not melt the area it comes into contact with. It burns out the base, leaving a small, visible indentation on it.
The main advantages of the method
High accuracy, perfect positioning, the ability to apply any characters and images of any size, the main advantages of the technology. It is especially useful for industrial labeling of a large batch of goods. Other, no less important advantages of laser marking can be added:
- the shape, size, curvature of the surface will not negatively affect the quality;
- application speed is second to none;
- no physical and thermal load on the part is created at all;
- barcode or QR code can be applied.
Laser marking equipment is expensive, but it pays for itself in mass production and the need to protect your products from counterfeiting. Mechanical marking can cause damage, overheat the part, changing its technical and operational properties. It is not necessary to buy expensive equipment in order to recoup its cost within several years. The laser marking service can be used. This method of plotting data has proven itself especially well when entering the international market.