Laser engraving metal and plastics for part marking, traceability and branding

by troteclaseruk

part marking 2Part marking is typically used to add barcodes, serial numbers, critical safety information or branding to components and products.

For the past 20 years, our laser technology has been continually providing advancements in production speed and efficiency, precision and even the durability of markings.

That’s why you’ll find laser marked components in everything from medical implants to fighter jets.

Range of advantages

A laser marking on a part will not fade. Our clients are using their laser systems to mark components which are subjected to extreme heat and sub-zero temperatures, or even inserted into the human body.part marking 1

Laser system owners who had previously been using methods such as chemical etching or printing are always surprised at the speed at which a laser system can produce a marking on virtually any material.

Our user-friendly software allows you to completely automate the process and easily modify the markings should a problem occur, resulting in increased efficiency with less process steps and manpower required.

The natural precision of a laser beam means that it is perfect for engraving and marking small fonts, even those below 1 point or which are close to invisible.

Apart marking 4ccommodating
All of our lasers—even the entry-level models—have generous bed sizes and depths, making the marking of components which are unusually-shaped or bulky easy.

It doesn’t matter if the parts you’re marking are stainless steel, plastic or leather—the laser is the truly universal tool for marking and cutting. Plastics, metals, glass, leather, paper, rubber, stone, textiles and wood are just some of the materials the laser can work on.

Non-intrusive marking methods are recommended for parts used in safety critical applications like aircraft engines or high pressure and high stress systems. When you laser a component nothing other than the laser beam will touch the part.

What our customers say
We’re big fans of letting our customers speak for us. So here’s what just a few who are using our laser systems for part marking are saying.

“The Trotec laser has improved our efficiency immensely, increasing our productivity at least 300%, possibly even 400%! The machine has been so good that we haven’t needed any significant technical support, but when we had a quick question we got in touch with the technical staff and it was answered very quickly.”part marking 3
– Craig Davies, Manufacturing Engineer, Hawker Siddeley Switchgear Ltd.

“I am very happy with Trotec and my only regret is not buying a bigger system! The fact that we can now automate the process means we’re saving a lot of time. The precision of the cutting and engraving is astounding. We like our Trotec so much that we’re looking to expand its use into other areas of our production, so we’re looking to invest in a bigger machine now.”
– Kevin Leach, Production Manager at Walker Safety Cabinets

“We were previously outsourcing the creation of our tags, which were screen printed or chemically etched. The step up in quality between that and laser marking is incredible. The help we’ve got from Trotec has been outstanding. Trotec helped guide us through the transition to the new software, and have been there to help every step of the way.”
– Tom Fleet, Research Engineer at Michell Instruments

You can learn more on our website, where you can also browse our expansive range of laser technology solutions suitable for this application.