Laser marking lathe tools

Laser marking of turning, milling and drilling tools

Marking metal drill parts

Flexibility in many dimensions

Flexibility in many dimensions

Turning tools, drilling tools and milling tools are all subject to heavy stress and wear. When component marking it is important that the mark is able to withstand the demanding environments that the tools work in. Laser marking is the ideal solution, offering decisive advantages over other methods, such as etching or stamping:

  • Consistent quality and readability of the markings which are absolutly durable, depending on the process choice without changing the workpiece properties
  • Clean processing with no additional consumables required
  • Flexibility. Laser marking offers a flexible approach to processing data, component/tool shapes and different materials
  • Low cost per marking for individual items or mass production

Materials suitable for laser marking

  • Hardened metals
  • Tool steel
  • High-speed steel (HSS)
  • Titanium
  • Alloys
  • Boron steel
  • Coated metals

Examples

Application examples: Laser marking in machining technology

When labelling machining tools, it is particularly important that the tool's surface is not damaged. A big advantage of laser marking is that the materials surface can be annealed. This is a type of laser marking where the materials surface is not changed during processing.

  • Functional labels
  • Logos and company names that serve as anti-counterfeiting measures
  • Product information (e.g. type, size, date of manufacture, etc.)
Marking metal sawblade

Why should I buy a laser for marking machining tools?

Laser marking, particularly for milling, drilling and turning tools, excels in producing a durable mark whilst offering a flexible approach to materials processing. With a laser marking or laser etching device, labels can be precisely replicated even in the smallest fonts and on a wide range of shapes. Workpiece properties are not altered thanks to the non-contact and chemical-free laser marking technology and additional cleaning costs can be avoided thanks to eco-friendly processing methods.

Function and advantages of laser marking technology

Flexibility with regard to different materials

  • Laser marking technology allows a variety of materials including tool steel, high-speed steel (HSS), titanium, alloys, boron steel or hardened metals to be processed

Advantages of Trotec Laser machines

  • Product portfolio including fiber laser systems and all requirements for free-standing workstations, custom-built system or integration into production lines

Flexibility with regard to shapes and dimensions

  • Laser markers can be highly flexible with workpiece shapes, dimensions and surfaces
  • Precise markings with even the smallest shapes highly accurately marked
  • Even hard to reach places can be labelled with the laser

Advantages of Trotec Laser machines

  • Superior optics and beam efficency due to high-quality components
  • Fast and highly accurate positioning of components by means of a camera system: SpeedMark Vision – Smart Adjust

Flexible, dynamic data can be marked

  • A wide range of laser markings can be created from variable data without the requirement for retooling or tool changes

Advantages of Trotec Laser machines

  • The intelligent and intuitive SpeedMark laser software can simply process data from existing ERP systems and all dynamic contents in codes

Material-friendly labelling

  • The annealing process does not removed material and leaving the surface intact
  • Depending on your requirement (marking speed, colour effect), fully black annealed labels can be produced

Advantages of Trotec Laser machines

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

Permanent marking

  • Unlike other technologies, laser marking is permanent and abrasion, heat and acid resistant
  • Especially important for traceability and quality assurance

Advantages of Trotec Laser machines

  • Product portfolio with matching fiber laser systems for all requirements
  • OEM galvo fiber laser for integration into production lines

Non-contact and reliable material processing capabilities

  • There is no need to firmly clamp down or fixate materials when laser marking thanks to the contact free process
  • Save time and achieve consistently good results

Advantages of Trotec Laser marking machines

  • Broad product portfolio with the right laser system for every requirement
  • Highly accurate laser marking even on your "first attempt" thanks to camera-assisted positioning

Marking takes seconds and allows for fast cycle times

  • No set-up time with the laser
  • As laser marking is a direct process additional costs for consumables, such as inks, chemicals, pastes or sprays are negated
  • The need for handling and disposing pricey materials is eliminated
  • No pre or post treatments are required
  • Tool wear is eliminated thanks to the contactless process

Advantages of Trotec Laser machines

  • 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

Integration into production lines

  • Hardware and software integration into existing production lines is possible

Advantages of Trotec Laser machines

  • Years of experience of integrating OEM galvo laser systems into production lines
  • Software that meets all requirements for interfaces with other systems

Cost-efficient production

  • No set-up time with the laser
  • Thanks to the direct marking process additional costs for consumables, such as inks, chemicals, pastes or sprays are negated
  • No pre or post treatments are required
  • Tool wear is eliminated

Advantages of Trotec Laser machines

  • 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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