Laser Marking in Mechanical Engineering

Aluminium part laser engraved - anodised aluminium

Guaranteed traceability

Trotec laser machines are used in every stage of the industrial production process. Especially when it comes to guaranteeing traceability laser marking is perfect, as laser labelling creates permanent and resistant marks which can withstand mechanical stress and harsh weather condistions. Suitable for all forms on almost any material, a laser marking tool can mark a range of components.

​Intelligent software for optimal process integration

Thanks to Trotec's pre-installed intelligent software solutions you can also easily generate your own serial numbers, dates, part numbers or date codes and use them to cost-efficiently mark different components and workpieces. This guarantees high quality for your end products and negates the requirement for outsourcing to external contractors. You can also easily produce your own identification or other data plates and thus save time and money! Trotec's laser software packages guarantee smooth process integration and full flexibility.


Examples


Application examples of laser marking and part marking in mechanical engineering

The marking of parts in mechanical engineering takes place for 3 reasons:

  • Marking information regarding the technical function of the workpiece (product information)
  • Marking indications regarding the product or manufacturer for the traceability (variable data as e.g. batch number, production date, etc.)
  • Permanent laser marking (e.g. logo) as counterfeit protection

The range of materials used in these components, including stainless steel, anodised aluminium, coated metals and plastics, are all perfectly suitable for laser processing. When laser marking metals, a fiber laser can effectivley mark without the need for addtional marking solutions. A CO2 laser requires the use of additional pastes or sprays.

Data plate laser engraved aluminium

Why use laser marking in mechanical engineering?

Efficient and cost-efficient laser marking
Thanks to the intelligent software solutions from Trotec, you can also easily generate serial numbers, dates, part numbers or date codes and use them to inexpensively mark parts or workpieces. This guarantees independence from external marking service providers and high quality for your products. You can also easily produce your own identification plates or other markings and save time and money! Trotec's software packages guarantee smooth process integration.

Function and advantages of laser technology

Cost-efficient production

  • Direct marking means no costs for consumables such as chemicals, pastes or sprays
  • The handling and the often expensive disposal of these materials is also dispensed with
  • Pre-treatment and post-treatment are not necessary
  • No tool wear

Advantages of a Trotec laser machine

  • SpeedMarker with a maintenance-free fiber laser as a laser work station or it can also be integrated into a production line
  • The robust mechanics of Trotec laser machines are designed for years of intensive use with minimal servicing.

Flexible, dynamic data can be laser marked

  • Different markings with dynamic content are possible without refitting or changing tools

Advantages of a Trotec laser machine

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

Laser mark in seconds for more throughput

  • Very fast marking is possible, even the marking of variable content such as serial numbers and codes
  • Different markings are possible without refitting or tool change

Advantages of a Trotec laser machine

  • Intelligent and intuitive marking software for easy operation
  • Fast and precise positioning of components using a camera system: SpeedMark Vision – Smart Adjust
  • Integration of contents from ERP data files is possible

Integration into production lines

  • Hardware and software integration into existing production lines is possible

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Software which fulfills all requirements of the interfaces with other systems

Permanent marking

  • In contrast to other technologies, laser marking is permanent and abrasion, heat and acid resistant, which is particularly important for traceability and quality assurance

Advantages of a Trotec laser machine

  • Product portfolio with matching fiber laser systems for all requirements
  • Flatbed systems with a working surface up to 726 x 432 mm
  • Galvo work stations with working surfaces up to 620 x 315 mm
  • Special systems according to customer requirements

Perfect marking results - fine tool

  • Precise and fine geometries can be laser marked in a highly accurate manner
  • Marking processes can be combined in order to clean the material after processing or to create a higher contrast as with data matrix codes.

Advantages of a Trotec laser machines

  • High-quality optics and best beam quality thanks to high-quality components
  • Camera-based component positioning for maximum precision and ease of use

Non-contact and process-safe material processing

  • The material does not have to be tightly clamped or fixed
  • Time saving and consistently good results

Advantages of a Trotec laser machine

  • Broad product portfolio with suitable laser system for every requirement
  • The highest accuracy of the laser marking can be achieved instantly thanks to camera-supported positioning

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