WHAT ARE CO2 LASERS?
Carbon Dioxide lasers use electricity to stimulate carbon dioxide and other gases to produce a laser. They operate at the 10,600 nm wavelength and are mostly used for marking applications on plastics and other non-metallic materials. These lasers are largely used in food, drug, and alcohol packaging; integrated circuits; electrical appliances; mobile communications; and electronic components.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CO2 LASERS?
CO2 lasers are capable of marking many materials that other laser types cannot. They make efficient use of the power it generates, so they do not require a large power source. They have a very concentrated beam, which allows them to create clear marks with plenty of detail. This is particularly beneficial for marks that are small or have intricate designs.
WHAT ARE SOME COMMON CO2 LASER APPLICATIONS?
CO2 lasers can mark a wide variety of materials, including paper, cardboard, plastic, wood, leather, textiles, glass, and ceramics. Many of these cannot be marked by other laser types. These lasers are useful in any industry and are commonly used to mark packaging materials, clothing, and electronic parts.
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