MOPA laser marking metal

Laser marking with a MOPA laser

New options for marking metal and plastics

Published on: 01/24/2017

See MOPA laser marker in action

Watch our video to see MOPA laser-marking capabilities

The MOPA laser provides new options for marking metals and plastics such as high-contrast markings, and color markings on certain metals, for example. To demonstrate the capabilities and advantages of the new MOPA laser, we have created hundreds of samples. In this short video, we show how we produced different marking samples on a SpeedMarker 700 with a MOPA laser source. The video demonstrates three major advantages of the MOPA laser:

  • Black marking of natural anodized aluminum
  • Reproducible colors on stainless steel
  • Lighter, higher-contrast markings on dark plastics

Advantages of the MOPA laser

With the MOPA lasers you can adjust the pulse duration variably and reduce it to a few nanoseconds compared to the conventional fiber laser sources. Due to the short pulses as well as the lower pulse energy, the material is heated less. This broadens the possibilities of labeling metals and plastics enormously. All SpeedMarker laser marking machines are available with the MOPA laser source in addition to the conventional fiber lasers.

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Please contact us if you have questions about the MOPA laser, or would like to discuss your laser-marking application requirements. Our experts look forward to receiving your inquiry and will gladly advise you of your options, without obligation.

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