Laser Marking with
Barcodes & Serial Numbers

Laser Marking Products & Electronic Components Marking

plastic laser marking

Line and 2D codes, like serial numbers, are currently being used in most industries (automotive industry, medical industry, electronics industry) to make products and individual parts easily traceable. These codes – mostly data matrix or bar codes – contain information regarding the properties of the parts, production data and batch numbers, depending on the product. This type on marking needs to be legible in a simple and electronic manner for barcode readers, as well as tough and durable. Laser marking is a flexible and universal tool for various materials, shapes and sizes, as well as for processing dynamic and constantly changing data. Items are laser-marked at very high speeds with absolute precision and minimal wear.

Suitable Materials for Laser Processing:

Metal engraving components, parts or products:

  • Stainless Steel
  • Alloyed steels
  • Aluminium
  • Anodized Aluminium
  • Titanium
  • Titanium alloys
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Coated Metals

Plastics Marking:

  • PA, PC, PE, PET, PMMA
  • Silicone

Depending on your requirements, metals and plastics can be either laser marked, or laser engraved.


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Application Examples for Laser Marking Bar Codes & Serial Numbers

Part labelling based on specifications:

Part-design in creative industries is usually simple. However, codes and serial numbers usually need to be applied to a product in accordance with customer specification as well as legal requirements.

Marking the parts will not increase profit, so it needs to be as cost-efficient as possible. Laser etching equipment is not only inexpensive from a long-term perspective, but it offers unbeatable advantages. There are no setup costs, no need for expensive preparatory work and it’s quick! The cost stays low and production remains fast.

laser marking barcode

“What is the point of buying a laser for marking parts?”

Automatic code and serial number generation with ERP connection.

With Trotec marking lasers, you can label your parts precisely and perfectly every time. The laser systems are known for their high service-life and durability. The included SpeedMark software can communicate with external systems like databases and ERP systems, enabling continuous code generation. No prior knowledge is necessary, except for a quick training session by our friendly Trotec team. Marking your products and components has never been so easy.

Function & Advantages of Laser Technology

Permanent Markings

  • Easily label your parts permanently, in a heat- and acid-resistant manner
  • Particularly important for traceability and quality assurance

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Product portfolio with matching fiber laser systems for all requirements
  • Flatbed systems with working surfaces up to 726 x 432mm
  • Galvo work stations with working surfaces up to 620 x 315mm
  • OEM Galvo fiber laser for integration into production lines
  • Specialty systems according to customer requirements

Mark Flexible Data

  • You can mark many different things with a laser without having to change your tools

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Marking software SpeedMark, which processes data from existing ERP systems and all dynamic contents in codes

Cost-Efficient Production

  • Direct marking = no cost for consumables
  • No pre- or post-treatment is necessary

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • SpeedMarker has a maintenance-free fiber laser which can also be easily used in a production line
  • The robust mechanics of the Trotec laser systems are designed for years of intensive use with minimal servicing

Quick Marking, More Throughput

  • Very fast marking, even of variable contents
  • You can label different marking contents without having to change your tools

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Intelligent, intuitive laser marking software for easy operation
  • Fast and precise positioning using a camera system: SpeedMark Vision – Smart Adjust
  • Integration of contents from ERP data files

Fine Tool

  • Precise geometries can be marked by lasers, perfectly and accurately every time
  • Marking processes can be combined to clean the material after processing or even to create a higher contrast

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • High-quality optics and best beam quality
  • Camera-based component positioning for ease and precision

Integration into Production Lines

  • Hardware and software integration into existing production lines
  • You can integrate the component labelling into the existing production process if you’d like

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Galvo OEM laser systems can also be integrated into production lines
  • Smart software – fulfilling all requirements of interfaces with other systems

Non-Contact Processing

  • Material does not have to be clamped or fixed to the laser bed
  • Very quick results when laser marking, every time

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Broad product portfolio – We have a suitable laser system for any requirement
  • High laser-marking accuracy, camera-supported positioning for exact precision

Robust & Durable

Trotec laser machines are built for intensive use over many years. Therefore, they have a particularly rugged design. We only use components of the highest quality from leading manufacturers that ensure reliability and lasting quality.

"Trotec Laser were genuinely interested in our business and helping us to maximise the benefits to be gained through using their product - there was never a chance we would go any other way. The presale and after sale service has been extraordinary."
- Rick Draper - Managing Director of Amtac Professional Services -

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