Laser technology for watch manufacturing – highly precise and economic
In the past, watch manufacturers have used mechanical engraving or etching methods for functional part-marking to assist in identification and traceability in addition to engraving creative or personalised designs. Presently, laser systems are favored for marking and engraving due to their state-of-the-art technology.
Functional engravings such as serial numbers, batch numbers, or datamatrix codes, as well as decorative markings such as logos or graphics can be easily lasermarked on various watch components like clockwork parts, momentum wheels, bezels, crowns, housings, bottoms, or even clock faces.
Precision is undoubtedly one of the big advantages of laser technology, therefore, even the smallest and most intricate designs can be laser marked with high speed and precision. Galvo fiber lasers tend to be ideal for these applications, such as the SpeedMarker laser systems from Trotec.