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Laser Engraving Basics

Laser engraving is a process where a laser beam displaces material from the surface of the part being marked. The removal of material creates depth . How deep your mark will be will depend on your laser settings, the type of material you’re marking, and the number of passes the laser makes during the mark. … Continue Reading
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The Difference Between a Class I Laser and Class IV Laser

The GeoMARK Pro is a class I laser. The GeoMARK Eco is a class IV. But what does that mean? Their classifications – class I and class IV – are designations defined by the United States Code of Federal Regulations and refer to the work environment and safety requirements in which the lasers are suitable … Continue Reading
Heat Mark aka Annealing vs Laser Engraving

Laser Engraving vs Heat Marks

Laser marking comes in two forms: heat marks and laser engraving. Let’s take a closer look at how these two differ. Heat Marks Heat marks, also known as annealing, is a thermochemical reaction that occurs when a laser applies low heat to a part’s surface. This creates an oxide layer and results in a visible … Continue Reading
SCHMIDT Deep Mark Stylus Tips

Getting a Deep Mark With Your Pin Marker

Getting a deep mark with a pin marker is ideal for thick metals and marking materials that will be post-processed. For example, let’s say you’re marking a part that will later be painted over. If your mark is too thin and/or shallow, the paint may obscure the mark if not completely cover it up. You’ll … Continue Reading
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Prepping Raster Files to Laser Mark Your Logo

  Laser marking is great for logos but if you don’t get them just right, the mark may end up blurry or jagged – not the look you want to represent your company. To get a high-quality logo on your parts, you need to prep the image properly and find the optimal settings on your … Continue Reading