Learn how you can make black markings on anodized aluminum with a MOPA laser, using this name badge as inspiration.
What you will need:
- anodized aluminum
Parameters may vary when marking glossy anodised aluminium.
Creating a black marking is only possible with the MOPA laser. This is the only laser that colors anodized aluminum black through short pulsing. The conventional fiber lasers in the SpeedMarker Series, Speedy Flexx or Speedy Fiber Laser, can only create white marking.
Download this template or create your own. Import the PDF with layers into SpeedMark and assign parameters and fillings to the object.
Important: If texts are imported from a PDF, they first have to be converted into curves. Otherwise SpeedMark Software will not recognize them as Text.
|Filling for||Fill style||Line distance [mm]|
|Logo||cross lines (bidirectional)||0.03|
Lastly, you can now enter the parameter settings. A varience may occur depending on the laser machine used and laser power.
|Laser parameter||Process||Power [%]||Speed [mm/s]|
|Laser parameter||Frequency [kHz]||Pulse width [ns]||Passes|
For added personalisation, you can use various colours of anodised aluminium and sizes for the added sparkle.