Posted byJim Earman ● Thu, Nov 04, 2010 @ 07:06 AM
Laser Marking 4130 Hardened Tool Steel
Part Type: Connector Mold
Material: 4130 Hardened Tool Steel
Mark Data Type: Text
Laser Mark Type: Laser Etching
The part shown is a rubber connector mold made from 4130 hardened tool steel. Studs are inserted into the holes and silicone rubber is poured into the mold. The rubber, when removed, becomes the numbered rubber grommet that holds the contact pins for mil-spec connectors. The grommet needs the pin numbers on it for wiring purposes. The previous methodology for putting on the numbers was hand engraving the numbers into the steel.
The laser marked characters are 60 mils tall and the depth is 10 mils with a laser mark time of 11 seconds per character. The part was bead blasted after marking to remove dross and raised edges from the engraving.
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