Laser Marking Plastic Materials for Firearms -- Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson is a firearms manufacturer located in Springfield, MA and uses laser markers to comply with ATF and other governmental regulations for item level traceability and part identification.
Every once in a while a difficult new application or material presents itself and Smith & Wesson looks outside for laser marking expertise to solve the problem.
Jimani was called in to mark these difficult plastic materials along with various laser system suppliers. Jimani provided cycle time and quality results that Smith & Wesson could not achieve with their own equipment nor with samples provided by Jimani’s competitors. Smith & Wesson first purchased a Langolier for those difficult materials but the Langolier was so successful on all of their materials that they purchased additional Langoliers as new laser marking requirements have come up. Jimani has continued to support S&W for a variety of laser marking processes included marking, engraving, and etching.
Dave Simard, Capital Program Manager, states that “Smith & Wesson has purchased laser systems from Jimani Inc. for a number of different applications over the past few years. The Langolier fiber laser marking systems have proven themselves to be reliable, easy to use and easy to maintain in high production applications.
These wall powered 110v stand alone systems provide mobility and flexibility that we previously thought would be impossible to achieve. This has allowed us to optimize work cell layouts on the fly to improve product flow without interrupting production.
Beyond the quality of each system and its hardware it is the dedication and personal service to provide true turnkey systems on-time which sets Jimani apart from the rest. Jim Earman's extensive hands-on laser experience gives him the ability to quickly provide custom programs and settings optimized for each application with clean and clear results.
In addition, his relaxed approach to on-site training and his unique ability to teach both operators and technicians in simple down to earth terms has made each transition from R&D into production happen with ease. Jimani has continued to exceed our expectations in product quality, technical assistance and ongoing service.”