Having been established within the direct part marking field for many years, Ostling Etchmark Ltd have provided marking solutions to a wide range of surgical and dental instrument manufacturers, whether the clients requirements are for a small hand held chem. Etch system through to a automated laser marking machine we can help advise and configure the set up to the customers’ exacting needs.

Ostling have developed electrolytes that are perfectly suited to surgical instrument marking due to their non aggressive nature and not generally requiring a neutralising post treatment, providing a near black mark on stainless steel, accurately and quickly.

In addition, our diode pumped lasers provide very effective solutions for medical laser etching. Provided that the correct power, speed and frequencies have been selected the surface can be heated very quickly to create the colour change, and as the temperature never reaches vaporisation point, little or no material is removed in the process. This assists with bacterial control as surface disturbance is kept to an absolute minimum.

Referred to as CW marking or annealing, this process provides the ideal quality finish for medical components.

Our lasers offer non-contact, abrasion-resistant, permanent engraving onto many biomedical materials (such as titanium, surgical steel, plastics etc.) & for a variety of uses be it an implant, prosthetic or instrument. In essence, laser marking systems can offer significant gains over conventional methods, particularly within the medical industry.