Laser marking tools

Laser marking of turning, milling and drilling tools

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milling cutter laser marking

Flexibility in many dimensions

Flexibility in many dimensions

Turning, drilling and milling tools must be able to withstand harsh environments. The same is true for any markings applied to these precision tools. Laser markings offer several advantages over other methods such as etching or stamping:

  • Consistent quality, readability and durability of the markings without changing the workpiece properties
  • Clean processing methods that require no inks or other materials
  • Flexibility in many dimensions (marking content, component or tool shapes, material)
  • Low cost-per-mark 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

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Application examples in machining technology

Labeling machining tools can be tricky because it is important to make sure the tool's surface is not damaged. Lasers are an ideal solution becuase of their annealing capabilities. During annealing, the tool's surface finish is not altered.

  • Functional labels
  • Logos and company identifaction that work to eradicate counterfeiting
  • Product details (e.g. type, size, date of manufacture, etc.)
sawblade laser marking

Why should I buy a laser for marking machining tools?

Laser markings are ideal for milling, drilling and turning tools because they are durable and flexible. Laser-processed labels can be highly precise even in the smallest fonts and on a wide range of shapes. Workpiece properties are not altered because of the non-contact and chemical-free laser technology. Eco-friendly processing practices eliminate any additional cleaning costs.

Function and advantages of laser technology

Flexibility with materials

  • Tool steel, high-speed steel (HSS), titanium, alloys, boron steel or hardened metals – just a few options of the wide selection of materials that are laser friendly

Advantages of Trotec Lasers

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

Flexibility with shapes and dimensions

  • Lasers allow for flexibility with workpiece shapes, proportions and materials
  • High-accuracy marking can be performed on even the smallest-scale shapes
  • Even tricky points/angles can be labeled with use of a laser

Advantages of Trotec Lasers

  • Superior machine components make for prime optics and ultimate beam efficiency
  • SpeedMark Vision – Smart Adjust utilizes camera system to perform quick and extremely accurate positioning

Flexible, variable data can be marked

  • Create all kinds of markings using variable data without retooling or tool changes

Advantages of Trotec Lasers

  • Easily process data from existing ERP systems and contents in codes using our intelligent and instinctive SpeedMark marking software

Material-friendly labeling

  • The annealing process does not require material displacement, so the material's surface remains intact
  • Entirely black annealed labels are a possibility with the right specification (marking speed, color effect)

Advantages of Trotec Lasers

  • Advanced fiber laser sources to satisfy all of your annealing needs
  • Our SpeedMarker series is qualified to perform in-focus annealing This allows for a significant increase in marking speed and an impressive decrease or complete elimination of the material's susceptibility to corrosion

Permanent marking

  • Laser marking stands out as a solution that is not only permanent, but resistant to wearing, heat and acid
  • Helps meet traceability and quality assurance requirements

Advantages of Trotec Lasers

  • Available product range with corresponding fiber laser systems
  • OEM galvo fiber laser designed for manufacturing integration
  • Tailor-made systems built to meet customer specifications

Non-contact and reliable material processing capabilities

  • It is not nessary to tightly fasten down or fixate materials
  • Time savings and continuously high-quality results

Advantages of Trotec Lasers

  • Extensive product portfolio with a suitable laser system for any requirement
  • Extremely accurate laser marking starting from your "first attempt" with the help of camera-assisted positioning

Marking speeds cycle times

  • No laser assembly time required
  • No cost increase applied to consumables (inks, chemicals, pastes or sprays) with direct marking
  • There is no need for handling and disposing pricey materials
  • No pre- or post-procedures necessary
  • No tool wear and tear

Advantages of Trotec Lasers

  • The SpeedMarker with a maintenance-free fiber laser can be integrated as a laser workstation or into a production line
  • Trotec laser systems have the ability to withstand many years of intensive use with minimal servicing required

Integration into production lines

  • Hardware and software-sided integration into current production lines is possible

Advantages of Trotec Lasers

  • Extensive experience with OEM galvo laser system integration
  • Software that fulfills all conditions for interfaces with other systems

Cost-efficient production

  • No laser assembly time required
  • No cost increase applied to consumables (inks, chemicals, pastes or sprays) with direct marking
  • No pre- or post-procedures necessary
  • No tool wear and tear

Advantages of Trotec Lasers

  • The SpeedMarker with a maintenance-free fiber laser can be integrated as a laser workstation or into a production line
  • Trotec laser systems have the ability to withstand many years of intensive use with minimal servicing required

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