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Laser Engraving Brass

Posted by Jim Earman on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 @ 05:30 AM

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 on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

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 on Tue, Aug 08, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

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 on Thu, Aug 03, 2017 @ 01:00 PM

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

Laser Engraving Plastic

Posted by Jim Earman on Tue, Aug 01, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

One of the most widely used materials, plastics are routinely laser engraved to satisfy a number of needs. From traceability and batch coding applications to branding and purely aesthetic marking, laser engraving plastic is a popular marking solution.

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Tags: plastic

What is the Best Stainless Steel Marking System

Posted by Jim Earman on Tue, Jul 25, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

Like so many marking applications there is no single answer to the question of what is the best system. There are a number of factors that make a marking system best suited to a given application including the application itself, volume, type of mark, marking method, and the environment that the system will be used in. To help you navigate the world of marking systems let’s look at some of those factors and how they can influence your choice of a stainless steel marking system.

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Tags: stainless

FAQs: Laser Marking Round Parts

Posted by Jim Earman on Tue, Jun 27, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

Laser marking round parts presents even experienced laser system operators with some challenges. Ideally, when marking a round part, the entire mark will be made without moving the part. However, sometimes this isn’t possible. Successful marking, regardless of movement of the piece, is best accomplished when the laser systems operator has experience and a deep understanding of the system they are working with and the material they will be marking.

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Tags: Rotary

Buying a Laser Marking System

Posted by Jim Earman on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

Buying a laser marking system is a large purchasing decision that requires planning and research. Here are the main specifications and considerations necessary for tackling the laser system buying process.

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Tags: Fiber Laser Marking

How to Laser Etch Glass

Posted by Jim Earman on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 @ 01:00 PM

Direct part marking glass is traditionally a troublesome prospect. With typical marking methods, glass is a difficult material to mark. However, we have pioneered a glass etching method that not only produces superior results but also offers a number of other benefits.

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Tags: Laser Etching, glass

How to Laser Mark Stainless Steel

Posted by Jim Earman on Thu, Jun 01, 2017 @ 12:21 PM

Fiber lasers are an ideal tool for many stainless steel marking applications.  The fiber laser itself is rugged, economical and no maintenance and allows for a variety of functional and decorative marking and engraving techniques to be performed on stainless steel.

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Tags: Laser Engraving, stainless, Fiber Laser Marking

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