Laser Marking Medical Devices

Surgical instruments are commonly marked with laser marking systems

 

Medical device manufacturers rely on the precision and accuracy of laser marking to help meet their strict product identification and traceability guidelines.

The FDA requires medical devices to have a unique device identifier (UDI) so they can be traced from the time they were manufactured, through their distribution, on to final use.

Laser marks done with the annealing process are corrosion resistant and can withstand many sterilization processes such as, passivation, centrifuging, and autoclaving.


Benefits to Medical Device Manufacturers

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Types of Material

Metals: Titanium, stainless steel, cobalt-chromium, tungsten, tantalum and other medical grade alloys

Polymers: Polycarbonate, PVC, PE, PP, PS, PET, PEEK, silicone, nylon and more

Laser Sources

SCHMIDT offers a variety of Fiber, CO2, YVO4, Green and UV lasers excellent for laser annealing on non-ferrous high grage metals, and for high contrast marks on plastics without using any solvents or additives.

The lasers produce a low local heat that changes the color of the surface layer. The resulting mark is permanent and the surface of the material remains intact eliminating grooves and the potential for bacteria to grow.

 

Workstations and Enclosures

SCHMIDT provides both class I certified laser enclosures and class IV open environment laser system set ups.

Class I Enclosed System

  • Enclosures adhere to federal protective housing guidelines.

  • Guaranteed light tight and does not emit any laser beam or radiation.

  • Equipped with protective glass, proper labels and fail-safe interlocks.

 

Class IV Components

  • Great for marking a variety of part shapes and sizes without limitation.

  • Ensures a sped up marking process and easy integration.

  • Special safety eye wear and safety restrictions are required for this type of operation.

 

Catalogs and Brochures

GeoMARK Series Laser Catalog

GeoMARK Laser Catalog

This catalog gives an overview of our laser marking system offerings, available accessories, machine options based on different laser applications, and much more. We discuss the difference between laser sources and laser applications to help you determine the best solution for your specific application. We highlight all of our laser services including sample marking, customer software, laser training, system integration, and our rental program.

Laser Systems Product Guide

Laser Systems Product Guide

Need a laser system? This product guide will help you get started. It covers our Fiber Lasers, YVO4 IR, Green and UV lasers, and our CO2 laser systems offerings. It gives an overview of our enclosure and workstation options and what to consider when choosing the right laser system for your application.

 

ADDITIONAL LASER MARKING INFORMATION

 

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