Different alloys – different laser parameters
Stainless steel reacts differently depending on the alloy, meaning that the laser parameters have to be redefined for each grade of stainless steel. Some annealing colours are more "forgiving" and will also work with other materials as well. There are colours however which are very finicky and as such need to be re-defined for each stainless steel.
There are some alloys where not all colours will work well, which is why we recommend testing the application before production. SpeedMark laser software features a built-in parameter finder, which alongside some testing, will allow you to determine the best laser parameters. Our laser experts are also available to advise you on this topic.