Laser Marking: Precision Tools

Turning, Milling & Drilling Tools

milling cutter laser marking

Multi-Dimensional Flexibility

Turning, drilling and milling tools are usually met with heavy stress, so they need to be durable. The markings on these tools therefore need to be durable as well. Laser processing can offer very distinctive advantages over mechanical marking and engraving methods:

  • Consistent quality & readability with absolute durability
  • No need to change the workpiece properties
  • Single-step processing methods without the need for consumables
  • Flexibility in marking content, component shape, tool shape and material
  • Low cost per marking for individual items or mass production

…there’s something for everybody!

Suitable Materials for Laser Marking

  • Hardened Metals
  • Steel Tools
  • High-Speed Steel (HSS)
  • Titanium
  • Alloys
  • Boron Steel
  • Coated Metals


Machining Technology Application Examples

When labelling precision tools, it is very important that the item is not damaged whatsoever. During annealing with laser technology, the surface of the tool will not be altered, meaning the surface is never damaged.

  • Functional labels
  • Logos and company names – serving as anti-counterfeiting measures
  • Product information: type, size, date of manufacture
sawblade laser marking

“Why should I buy a laser machine for marking my tools?”

Laser marking is much more durable and flexible than most conventional marking methods. With a laser machine, labels can be marked perfectly with tiny fonts and dimensions. Workpiece properties are never altered due to the non-contact and chemical-free processing qualities. Additional cleaning costs can also be avoided with laser technology thanks to the eco-friendly processing methods.

Function & Advantages of Laser Technology

Flexibility – Materials

  • Almost any kind of material can be processed with a laser machine

Advantages of Trotec Lasers

  • Product portfolio with suitable fiber laser systems for any need
  • Free-standing workstations, custom-built systems and even integration into production lines

Flexibility – Shapes & Dimensions

  • Highly flexible with workpiece shapes, dimensions & surfaces
  • Tiny, precise shapes can be accurately marked
  • Hard-to-reach places labelled with a laser

Advantages of Trotec Lasers

  • Ideal optics and optimal beam efficiency thanks to high-quality components
  • Fast and highly accurate positioning of components with a camera system: SpeedMark Vision – Smart Adjust

Mark Variable Data

  • Lots of markings can be created from variable data without needing to re-tool

Advantages of Trotec Lasers

  • Intelligent and intuitive SpeedMark marking software can process data from existing ERP systems, as well as all dynamic contents in codes

Material-Friendly Labelling

  • Thanks to annealing, no material is removed, and the material's surface remains intact
  • Depending on your requirements, black annealed labels can be produced

Advantages of Trotec Lasers

  • Innovative fiber laser sources for all your annealing requirements
  • With SpeedMarker series, in-focus annealing is possible. As a result, the marking speed is significantly increased, and the material's corrosion susceptibility is eliminated

Permanent Markings

  • Laser marking is permanent – abrasion, heat and acid resistant
  • Great for traceability and quality assurance

Advantages of Trotec Lasers

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

Non-Contact Processing

  • There is no need to firmly clamp down or fixate your materials
  • Save time and still achieve amazing results

Advantages of Trotec Lasers

  • Broad product portfolio with the right laser system for any requirement
  • Highly accurate laser marking even on your ‘first try’ thanks to camera-assisted positioning

Cost-Efficient Production

  • No set-up times
  • No increased costs for consumables (inks, chemicals, pastes, sprays)
  • No more handling and disposing of expensive material
  • No pre- or post-treatments
  • No tool-wear

Advantages of Trotec Lasers

  • The SpeedMarker, with its maintenance-free fiber laser, can be integrated into a production line or made to work as a single working unit
  • The robust mechanics of Trotec laser systems have been designed to withstand many years of intensive use with minimal servicing

Integration into Production Lines

  • Hardware and software-sided integration into existing production lines is possible

Advantages of Trotec Lasers

  • Years of experience integrating OEM galvo laser systems into production lines
  • Software that is compatible with any other system

Cost-efficient production

  • No set-up time with the laser
  • Direct marking does not increase costs for consumables, such as inks, chemicals, pastes or sprays
  • No pre- or post-treatments are required
  • Tool wear is eliminated

Advantages of Trotec Lasers

  • The SpeedMarker with a maintenance-free fiber laser can be integrated as a laser workstation or into a production line
  • The robust mechanics of Trotec laser systems have been designed for many years of intensive use with minimal servicing

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