Laser Marking Automotive Parts

For Automotive Components Made of Plastic & Metal

blinker case car laser marked

It is imperative in the automotive industry to produce clear, traceable and safe components. Data-matrix codes and other alphanumeric labels must be legible for this application, and laser technology is the ideal way to achieve perfect, crisp and quick results. Mark almost any material and achieve a high-quality finish every time.

Materials Suitable for Laser Marking:

  • Steel
  • Steel Alloys
  • Aluminium
  • Aluminium Alloys
  • Coated Metals
  • Plastic (Polyamides, PP, ABS)
  • Composites
  • Natural Fibres

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Application Examples in the Automotive Industry

Typical applications for metal laser marking in the automotive industry usually include functional engravings of data matrix codes and other forms of dynamic content to assure high-quality, as well as for traceability purposes. Laser marking plastic and metal in the automotive sector is also ultimately performed for aesthetic design purposes rather than functionality.

  • Speedometer
  • Tachometer
  • Power Window Adjustment Buttons (Day & Night)
  • Functional Labels on Components
  • Engine
  • Valve
  • Cylinder
  • Indicator
  • Seatbelt Tensioner
cooling case with laser marking

“Why should I buy a laser for component marking?”

Trotec laser marking machines are totally capable of permanently labelling most materials used in the automotive industry, with a high-contrast, crisp finish. This can be achieved with a stand-alone industrial laser machine or even a mechanised production line. Our SpeedMark laser software enables a fully automated labelling process, with variable data that can be retrieved from ERP systems in the form of text or codes, ready for direct marking.

Function & Advantages of Laser Technology:

Mark Flexible, Variable Data

  • Many different engravings can be created from dynamic content – no need for tool changes

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • SpeedMark software can easily process data from existing ERP systems

Integration into Production Lines

  • Hardware and software integration into existing production lines is simple

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Years of experience integrating OEM galvo laser systems into production lines
  • Software that will always be compatible with other systems

Quick Marking & Cycle Times

  • Galvo technology = high-speed labelling

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Maintenance-free galvo fiber lasers mark extremely quickly, with minimal servicing required

Cost-Efficient Production

  • Direct marking = no consumables cost (inks, chemicals, pastes, sprays)
  • Eliminate material waste
  • No pre- or post-treatments are required
  • Tools will not wear out over time

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • The SpeedMarker has a maintenance-free fiber laser, and can easily be used as a laser workstation or even integrated into production lines
  • Trotec laser systems have been designed to withstand many years of intensive use with minimal servicing

Quick Marking, Great Output

  • Marks variable contents at very high speeds (serial numbers, codes)
  • Different markings can be created without needing to change your tools

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Intelligent and intuitive marking software for ease of use
  • Fast and accurate component positioning due to the camera system: SpeedMark Vision - Smart Adjust
  • Easy integration of contents from ERP files

Permanent Markings

  • Laser marking is permanent and is resistant to abrasions, heat and acid
  • Imperative for traceability and quality assurance

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Product portfolio with matching fiber laser systems for any requirement
  • OEM galvo fiber laser = easy integration into production lines
  • Custom-built systems according to your requirements

Fine Tools

  • Tiny shapes can be marked with extremely high accuracy
  • The marking processes can be combined to clean the material after processing, or even produce a higher contrast

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • High-quality components = ideal optics and optimal beam performance
  • Camera-based component positioning for perfect, easily achieved results every time

Incredible Design Opportunities

  • Almost any design imaginable can be produced with a laser
  • 1-point fonts and tiny shapes are clearly legible
  • Photographs can be reproduced quickly and efficiently

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • DirectMark or JobControl software means that laser processing is as simple as printing

Non-Contact Processing

  • There is no need to attach or fixate materials
  • Time is saved, and high-quality results are consistent with every job

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Broad product portfolio with a laser system for any requirement
  • Highly accurate laser marking, thanks to camera-assisted positioning

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