Laser marking tools

Laser marking of turning, milling and drilling tools

marking metal drills

Flexibility in many dimensions

Flexibility in many dimensions

Turning, drilling and milling tools are subject to heavy stress. The markings on these precision tools must also be able to withstand these stresses. Laser markings offer some decisive advantages over other methods, such as etching or stamping:

  • Consistent quality and readability of the markings with absolute durability, depending on the process choice without changing the workpiece properties
  • Clean processing methods without consumables
  • Flexibility in many dimensions (marking content, component or tool shapes, material)
  • Low cost per marking 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

Impressions


Application examples in machining technology

When labeling machining tools, it is particularly important that the tool's surface is not damaged. Here, the laser can fully execute its advantages. During annealing, the tool's surface finish is not altered.

  • Functional labels
  • Logos and company names that serve as anti-counterfeiting measures
  • Product information (e.g. type, size, date of manufacture, etc.)
marking metal sawblade

Why should I buy a laser for marking machining tools?

Laser markings for milling, drilling and turning tools in particular excel in durability and flexibility. With a laser labeling device, 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. Additional cleaning costs can also be avoided thanks to eco-friendly processing methods.

Function and advantages of laser technology

Flexibility with materials

  • Tool steel, high-speed steel (HSS), titanium, alloys, boron steel or hardened metals – all kinds of materials can be processed with lasers

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 can be highly flexible with workpiece shapes, dimensions and surfaces
  • Precise and smallest shapes can be marked highly accurately
  • Even hard to reach places can be labeled with the laser

Advantages of Trotec Lasers

  • Ideal optics and optimal beam efficency due to high-quality components
  • Fast and highly accurate positioning of components by means of a camera system: SpeedMark Vision – Smart Adjust

Flexible, variable data can be marked

  • A wide range of markings can be created from variable data without retooling or tool changes

Advantages of Trotec Lasers

  • Intelligent and intuitive SpeedMark marking software that can simply process data from existing ERP systems and all dynamic contents in codes

Material-friendly labeling

  • Thanks to annealing, no material is removed and the material's surface remains intact
  • Depending on your requirement (marking speed, color effect), fully black annealed labels can be produced

Advantages of Trotec Lasers

  • The latest fiber laser sources for all your annealing requirements
  • With SpeedMarker series, in-focus annealing is also possible. As a result, the marking speed is significantly increased and the material's corrosion susceptibility is eliminated or reduced

Permanent marking

  • Unlike other technologies, laser marking is permanent and abrasion, heat and acid resistant
  • Especially important for traceability and quality assurance

Advantages of Trotec Lasers

  • Product portfolio with matching fiber laser systems for all requirements
  • OEM galvo fiber laser for integration into production lines
  • Custom-built systems according to customer requirements

Non-contact and reliable material processing capabilities

  • There is no need to firmly clamp down or fixate materials
  • Time savings and consistently good results

Advantages of Trotec Lasers

  • Broad product portfolio with the right laser system for every requirement
  • Highly accurate laser marking even on your "first attempt" thanks to camera-assisted positioning

Marking takes seconds and allow fast cycle times

  • No set-up time with the laser
  • Direct marking does not increase costs for consumables, such as inks, chemicals, pastes or sprays
  • The need for handling and disposing pricey materials is eliminated.
  • No pre- or post-treatments are required
  • Tool wear is eliminated

Advantages of Trotec Lasers

  • The SpeedMarker with a maintenance-free fiber laser can be integrated as a laser workstation or into a production line
  • The robust mechanics of Trotec laser systems have been designed for many years of intensive use with minimal servicing

Integration into production lines

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

Advantages of Trotec Lasers

  • Years of experience of integrating OEM galvo laser systems into production lines
  • Software that meets all requirements for interfaces with other systems

Cost-efficient production

  • No set-up time with the laser
  • Direct marking does not increase costs for consumables, such as inks, chemicals, pastes or sprays
  • No pre- or post-treatments are required
  • Tool wear is eliminated

Advantages of Trotec Lasers

  • The SpeedMarker with a maintenance-free fiber laser can be integrated as a laser workstation or into a production line
  • The robust mechanics of Trotec laser systems have been designed for many years of intensive use with minimal servicing

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