Mechanical Engineering & Laser Marking

aluminum part laser marked

In the Mechanical Engineering industry, heavy-duty parts and components are used constantly. Durable markings are a must when considering things like traceability. So, laser processing is the perfect solution for these kinds of resistant, permanent results. No amount of mechanical stress or weathering will affect your parts. Lasers are a universal tool in the Mechanical Engineering sector already, being used on almost any material imaginable. So, you can save yourself a whole new system by laser marking your components too.

Suitable Materials for Mechanical Engineering Marking:

  • Parts & Components
  • Metals
  • Hardened Metals
  • Stainless Steel
  • Coated Metals
  • Aluminium
  • Anodised Aluminium
  • Plastic


Application Examples:

The reason we mark materials during machine construction are as follows:

  • To state the information regarding technical functionality of the workpiece (product information)
  • To outline any information regarding the product and manufacturer, for traceability purposes (variable data, batch number, production date)
  • To create permanent labelling (logos) for counterfeit protection
aluminum dataplate laser engraved

“Why should I use a laser for marking in mechanical engineering?”

Effective & cost-efficient laser marking.

By using Trotec’s intelligent software, you will easily be able to create serial numbers, dates, part numbers and codes. You will gain a staggering independence from external marking services as you begin to produce high-quality products all by yourself – no more outsourcing! More ideas will begin to blossom as you realise the flexibility and possibilities of your laser machine – the sky is your only limit with laser technology.

Function & Advantages of Laser Technology:

Cost-Efficient Production

  • By directly marking your material, you will not have to worry about extra costs for consumables (chemicals, pastes, sprays)
  • Handling and disposing of external material is no longer necessary
  • No more pre- or post-treatment
  • Tools will not wear out over time

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • SpeedMarker marking machine uses a maintenance-free fibre laser
  • Very long life, even with intensive use and minimal servicing

Flexible, Dynamic Data

  • Mark your materials with dynamic content without having to refit or change the tools

Advantages of a Trotec laser

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

Fast Marking, More Throughput

  • Quick and easy, even when marking variable contents (serial numbers, codes, etc)
  • Various marks are possible without having to refit or change any tools

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Intelligent, intuitive and easy marking operation
  • SpeedMark Vision – Smart Adjust, quick and precise component positioning
  • Integration of contents from ERP data files

Production Line Integration

  • All hardware and software can be integrated into existing production lines

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Extensive experience in system integration – Galvo OEM lasers are perfect for adding into production lines
  • The software will meet any interface requirements

Permanent Marking

  • Laser marking metal is permanent, abrasion-resistant, heat resistant and acid resistant
  • Permanent markings are important for traceability and quality assurance

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Product portfolio with matching fiber laser systems, appropriate for all requirements
  • Flatbed systems with a working surface up to 726 x 432mm
  • Galvo work stations with working surfaces up to 620 x 315mm
  • OEM Galvo fiber lasers are easy to integrate into production lines
  • We can create custom or specialty systems according to a customer’s requirements

Fine Tool

  • Small, precise geometries can always be accurately marked
  • Marking processes can be combined – clean the material after processing or intensify the contrast (data matrix codes)

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Enjoy the perfect optics and best beam quality, thanks to superior components
  • Camera-based component positioning for accuracy and ease of use

Non-Contact Material Processing

  • There is no need to tightly clamp or fixate materials
  • This will save you time and always produce consistently great results

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Broad product portfolio with a suitable laser system for any requirement
  • Highly accurate laser marking due to camera-supported positioning

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