Enhancing the Quality of Industrial Engraving
Our diverse family of lasers allows for permanent markings on virtually all metals and plastics. Our technology and variable process flexibility allow the ability to increase marking speeds that yield shorter turnaround time to the end user and draw greater precision for enhanced quality.
Anodizing serves as a protective coating and hardener for fabricated aluminum parts. As an add-on, the ability to dye the anodized layer offers a contrasting backdrop for laser markings. Our laser technology is programmed to remove the anodized coating and aluminum oxide to expose the material’s surface. The interaction between the laser and the aluminum creates a bleach white mark that is highly Visible, Legible and Permanent.
Marking stainless steel is achievable utilizing the proper laser source and power settings to provide a dark contrasting mark that is highly visible. Varying grades of steel respond differently and yield distinct shades of black. If desired, a permanent pigment could be introduced to provide color enhancement for a darker shade.
For applying aesthetic, permanent features on plastic, laser marking has become a welcomed alternative from existing printing and silk-screening applications. Within the plastic, the laser’s radiation is absorbed by the polymer and converted to a thermal energy. Given the vast portfolio of plastic make-up, this thermal energy will react in a variety of marking fashions on the surface: foaming, charring / carbonization or ablation / engraving. PLT’s resources are extended to formulate the right laser solution for a sharper, more vivid image on your molded part.
PLT provides cost-effective part marking services regardless of the parts growth stage and extends advisory services for complete in-line marking integration for mature, high-volume parts.