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Laser Marking

WHAT IS LASER MARKING?

Laser marking is the use of a laser to make a permanent mark on the surface of a material. The mark is usually made either through discoloration of the surface (e.g., ablation) or displacement of material (e.g., engraving). These permanent marks are used in manufacturing for part identification, traceability, serial codes, logos, and more.

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LASER MARKING?

Lasers can quickly produce marks that are less than 0.005 inches deep (deeper marks are possible though those take more time). They are capable of producing a wide range of different kinds of marks, some of which can be made without weakening or damaging the material being marked. This can be especially important when you need to mark parts and surfaces that are thin or sensitive.

Additionally, lasers can produce high resolution, detailed marks of different colors, making this marking technology the most aethetically dynamic and pleasing marking technology available. 

WHAT KIND OF PARTS AND MATERIAL ARE BEST FOR LASER MARKING?

Lasers are capable of marking a wide variety of different materials, including:

  • metal
  • plastic
  • glass
  • ceramics
  • wood
  • leather

CAN I MARK ON ROUND AND FLAT PARTS WITH A LASER MARKER?

Lasers are able to mark both flat and round parts.

To mark flat parts, the laser lens simply needs to be set a certain distance away from the surface of the part being marked (that distance is determined by the laser and lens being used). The flat sides of a round part are marked the same way.

To mark around the diameter of a round part, we offer rotary chucks that can hold and turn the part during the marking process to get the best mark.

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Our in-house design and engineering department has a full range of services and support to ensure that your industrial automation project is successful.

Why GT SCHMIDT?

At GT SCHMIDT, we design, build, and implement marking solutions that help manufacturers leave a lasting mark on their products, their companies, and their industries.

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