The perfect tool for metal marking in terms of productivity and quality is the fiber laser. Unlike marking using a CO2 laser and marking paste, no preparation or follow-up is required when using the fiber laser. The marking result is uniform and very precise even for fine details.
Moreover, you can use certain parameter settings on the fiber laser to achieve other effects. For instance, the anneal marking can produce either a rich black or a white color.
The metal engraving gives a depth to the metal that is extremely long-lasting and also counterfeit-proof.
Fiber lasers are available in the form of laser plotters in the Speedy series as well as in the form of galvo lasers in the SpeedMarker series.
Deciding whether a laser plotter or a galvo laser is more suitable depends on what the laser machine is being used for.
If you were to compare the time required to mark a data plate using the CO2 laser source from a Speedy flexx with the time it takes to mark the same data plate using the Speedy fiber/flexx, you would see right away that processing with the Speedy fiber/flexx is only 1 minute faster. However, you can also see that the Speedy fiber/flexx does not require any preparation or follow-up processes. The machine operator can use this time to work on other orders to increase the company's productivity. A SpeedMarker galvo laser marking machine is significantly faster.
You should carefully consider several factors when you are choosing whether you should use a galvo laser machine or a laser plotter. More info.
|Process Steps||Speedy CO2 + laser marking paste||Speedy Fiber / Flexx||SpeedMarker|
|Preparation and applying laser marking paste||4 min||-||-|
|Laser processing||5 min||21 min||2 min|
|Cleaning, Drying||3 min||-||-|
|22 min||21 min||2 min|