Industrial Laser Services
Laser marking is a consumable-free process to add a permanent marking to a product. This can be used for branding company logos, identification numbers, or aesthetic additions for visual enhancement.
For material that cannot be damaged, but needs a permanent and lasting mark, laser anneal marking is the best option.
For plastic materials, laser foam marking is an option that will use laser beam absorption to create part identification or product branding.
Unlike laser mark foaming, carbonizing is the best option for plastics if the material cannot be damaged in any way.
During this process, laser energy is focused and absorbed by the surface, which results in vaporization of the coating with minimal effect to the material.
Laser Ablation Processes
Laser engraving is the process of ablating or removing material from a base substrate in a precision controlled manor. This can be used for aesthetic, functional, or branding purposes.
2D engraving is a method that uses the Z-plane direction to engrave material through the removal of material with the pulse of a laser. This form is best for products such as coining or arms.
The key differences between 2D and 3D engraving are based on the 3D engraving laser’s ability to work on complex surfaces that do not lay flat, as well as its downward movement which allows for a deeper engraving.
This process is used on many products that we interact with in our daily lives. It includes creating texture or structured contrast on a part—similar to that of a grip portion of a cell phone case.
Laser Hole Drilling
This process creates small holes in material, which is achieved by pulsing a laser beam on a specific area.
Laser Welding breaks from traditional welding technologies, because it no longer uses electricity to heat and bond material, but uses a laser for heating, melting, and bonding. This can be used for both filler style and non-filler style welding.
Fusion welding is an incredibly efficient production method, which offers several different capabilities. This process takes place by welding individual components to create a complete section of material. This form is highly precise and typically is used on flat strips or other solid materials.
Filler welding is a process that fills the opening of gaps between materials through a laser beam welding process. This requires a high degree of precision with spefic accuracy demands, and it is typically used for repair.
Laser cutting utilizes fixed optic, high-power lasers to cut geometry into parts (typically flat or nearly flat parts).
Burn Cutting (Oxygen)
Burn cutting utilizes oxygen to finely burn through material in order to engrave it with very delicate markings. This process results in high-quality, accurate cuts without physical contact. The material melts, burn or vaporizes through the use of CO2 lasers.
Fusion Cutting (Inert Gas, Nitrogen or Argon)
Fusion cutting uses nitrogen and argon to create high-quality engravings. This process allows you to cut metal, as well as other materials, with pressures up to 20 bar. This combination of gasses and cutting joints prevents any oxidation at the cutting edge.