Laser Marking Systems

Laser Marking

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Using a highly precise laser beam, a permanent mark is applied to a wide range of materials including many different plastics and metals. With the included operating software, XS Designer, there are no limits to your creative ideas. Due to their extremely compact flexible design our laser marking systems are exceptionally suitable for automated marking projects such as production lines, robot cells etc.

Laser marking covers a wide range of techniques of surface treatment: laser engraving, material removal, branding, material discoloration (tempering coloration, color change) and foams.

OSTLING laser marking systems are of the highest quality whilst also being extremely compact and flexible.

Through a high-precision laser beam a permanent mark can be created on various materials including metals and plastics.

With the accompanying XS Designer software all your design needs are met, with a user interface that is easy to use and very flexible. Our laser marking systems are ideally suited for automated designs such as sequential serial numbers, 2D codes (Datamatrix), etc.

 
Laser marking brochure
 

Typical Application Areas for Laser Marking

  • Tools
  • Ball Bearings
  • Metal parts for the automotive or aviation industries
  • Plastic products and components for household products
  • High precision micro-encoding of medical instruments
  • Decorative markings on promotional items and brand name products

The following marking types are possible with OSTLING marking lasers:

  • Laser Engraving:

A groove is etched in the component with a laser beam. The material vaporizes or melts in this process. The marking depth can be up to 50 µm.

  • Material abrasion:

This is a special form of engraving. In the case of aluminium, an anodic coating, for example, can be removed in order to reveal the differently coloured layer beneath it.

  • Annealing colours:

Here the heat of the laser beam and the atmospheric oxygen change the colour of the metal. There is no significant material abrasion. The laser beam penetrates max. 5 µm into the metal.

  • Colour changes:

Marking by changing the colour can be performed with most plastics and some lacquers. Special additives ensure a high contrast colour change at the place where the laser beam makes contact.

  • Foaming:

Due to the heat of the laser beam, the plastic is thermally disintegrated at the laser beam’s point of impact. This results in gaseous decomposition and causes the plastic to foam.

Strengths of the OSTLING marking lasers:

  • Unbeatably flexible with high quality
  • Extremely long service life of the laser diode
  • No cooling system necessary
  • Compact and light construction
  • User-friendly Windows-based operating software
  • OEM models and complete solutions are available
  • Precisely adaptable to your needs due to our own special mechanical engineering department

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