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How to Laser Engrave Stainless Steel

Posted by Jim Earman

From automotive aftermarket parts to precision medical parts, stainless steel is a construction material of choice for a huge variety of industries and markets. With the number of applications stainless steel is uses in it is unsurprising that there is also a great degree of variability in the reasons for marking it. Laser engraving is a versatile and efficient way to mark stainless steel for everything from traceability to aesthetics.

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Tags: Laser Engraving, stainless

How to Laser Engrave Chrome

Posted by Jim Earman

Chrome is often used as the material of choice for awards and trophies, which is why it is so very often marked. One of the techniques for marking chrome is engraving.

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Tags: Laser Engraving, chrome

Laser Marking Aluminum

Posted by Jim Earman

Why Laser Mark Aluminum?

There are a huge number of applications that call for laser marking aluminum. Aluminum parts come in all shapes and sizes and are used in a wide range of industries. From aerospace to automotive to consumer goods, aluminum parts serve many needs and are marked for a variety of reasons.

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Esterline Gets the Best Fiber Laser Marking System Service

Posted by Jim Earman

Esterline Control and Communication Systems use fiber lasers to mark numbers, text, and diagrams on coated aluminum control sticks for commercial and military aircraft. A problem arose: When a large production order arrived, the laser they have used for many years developed a problem and they needed help fast.

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Tags: 20 watt fiber

How Do Fiber Lasers Work?

Posted by Jim Earman

Over the years we’ve gotten a lot of questions on everything from very specific application inquires to general requests for info. One of the questions we get occasionally is, “How do fiber lasers work?” We’ve got a really good, in-depth article that dives deep into the specifics but here we’ll take a shot at a quick answer for the merely curious.

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Tags: Fiber Laser Marking

Laser Marking Delrin

Posted by Jim Earman

What is Delrin?

Delrin is an engineering thermoplastic. Typically, Delrin is used in applications that require high stiffness, low friction, and dimensional stability. Available is a variety of colors, Delrin is strong, hard, and ridged polymer.

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Tags: Laser Engraving, delrin, Fiber Laser Marking

Laser Engraving Brass

Posted by Jim Earman

Over the years we've been asked to mark a wide variety of materials, but one of the more common materials that we mark is brass. Used in a wide range of industries, settings, and applications brass is a commonly marked material. 

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Tags: brass, Deep Laser Engraving

What Turnkey Laser System Configuration is Best?

Posted by Jim Earman

First, there is no one “right” laser system configuration. Turnkey laser systems can play an integral part in a much larger process or production setup or stand on their own, and every setup and situation has different specifications and requirements. That being said, there are a few things to consider when defining a laser configuration.

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Tags: Fiber Laser Marking

Firearm Laser Engraving

Posted by Jim Earman

Why Engrave a Firearm

One of the most common reasons to engrave a firearm is traceability. Firearms traceability is an incredibly important aspect of firearms manufacturing. The serial number must be clearly and permanently marked on the firearm, and for this, the best solution is laser engraving.

While traceability is by far the most common reason for engraving a firearm, there are other reasons why a firearm might be engraved. Some manufacturers, for instance, use laser engraving to permanently mark their logo or other branding onto the firearm. With laser engraving, the options are vast with many laser system systems supporting marking of most text and graphics.

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Tags: Laser Engraving, firearms

Laser Sculpting or 2 1/2 D Laser Engraving

Posted by Jim Earman

One of the new buzz words being used regarding capabilities of laser marking systems is 2 ½ D laser engraving. So, what is 2 ½ D laser engraving and how does it differ from 3D laser engraving? I don’t claim to be an expert in this area but here is what I know. These comments all apply to galvo driven marking systems.

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Tags: Laser Engraving

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