Medical

 

Medical components need legible, precision and hygienic marking, and our laser engraving systems and technology provide this.

MOPA Fibre lasers are the most effective systems for medical laser etching titanium and surgical steel. This is due to their accuracy, speed and working lifespan. In the marking process, the surface is heated very quickly to create the colour change, and as the temperature never reaches vaporization point, no material is removed in the process.

Laser Etched Metal

 

BENEFITS OF LASER ENGRAVING

In the laser marking process, the surface is heated very quickly to create the colour change, and as the temperature never reaches vaporization point, no material is removed in the process. This aids bacterial control as scars from machining and/or de-burring are ‘levelled’ into a smoother, grey-coloured surface.

The discolouration created takes place at a depth and is classified as permanent. Referred to as CW marking or annealing, this process provides the highest quality finish to a medical component. Fiber lasers offer the benefit of non-contact, abrasion-resistant, permanent laser engraving onto most biomedical materials (such as titanium, surgical steel, etc.) making them suitable for a variety of uses (including implants or prosthetics).

MARKING SMALLEST OF PARTS

A metal engraving machine can also be used to make legible marks on common engineering tools such as callipers, wrenches, and drill bits. Some of these parts are incredibly small, making laser marking a particularly suitable technology for marking characters that are still legible at 1-point size.

In the case of callipers and other measuring tools, the precision and accuracy of the markings are key. The automated process of a metal etching machine delivers essential repeatability and consistency, ensuring that engineering measuring tools have ticks and readings that are marked and positioned accurately.

Medical tools laser marked

 

Stainless Steel Scalpel

 

LASER ENGRAVING

Metals that are etched using lasers do not have to undergo any pre or post-treatment. 

Being almost fully automated, the laser system delivers consistent quality every single time. Due to the small resolution that can be achieved, accurate and legible marking is possible on even the smallest of parts. Laser marking also provides practically unlimited design opportunities, including coloured laser markings.

Laser marking is a non contact technology, reducing material stress. There is no need to fix the materials to the engraving platform, so items can be shuffled in and out quickly, reducing production time. No contact means reduced secondary damage, ultimately impacting your bottom line with cost savings in production. 

MEDICAL LASER ETCHING AND ENGRAVING MACHINES:

  • With fiber laser marking systems featuring MOPA engines, Nd:YAG and Nd:YV04 systems that are arguably second-to-none, our laser etching machines are renowned for their reliability, speed, flexibility, and quality.

  • Mark Text, Graphics, Barcodes, 2D, UID, Matrix, QR codes and more onto any suitable equipment or component with industry-leading accuracy.

  • Easy setup for programming and marking, with great software and ergonomic design.

  • Choose from stand alone, desktop, handheld & integrated lasers systems which we can install into production environments for you.

  • With each system, we provide free training, installation, and support.

 

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N-Lase Desktop Side View

 

LASER ENGRAVING METALS

 

The types of metals that a laser engraver can be used on are as varied as its applications. A metal laser engraver can be used to make permanent marks on stainless steel, soft metals, hardened metals, alloys, titanium, titanium alloys, brass, copper, carbides, high-speed steels, aluminium, anodised aluminium, coated metals, and precious metals such as silver and gold. With the right equipment and experienced operator at the helm, switching over from one metal to another will be as simple as changing laser parameters on the accompanying software.

In contrast to more traditional methods of marking, a the machine does not require consumables such as inks, chemicals, or pastes. The handling and disposal of these consumables will be one less thing to worry about, allowing businesses to focus on more important things.

 

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With a powerful fiber laser source, the N-Lase handheld laser engraver can easily mark metals, plastics, anodised or coated materials and a plethora of other substrates in seconds. The handheld option allows the delivery system to be moved to the part to be marked.

 

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BENCHTOP

 

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FLEXIBLE, POWERFUL, DEPENDABLE

The N-Lase Benchtop laser is a large form-factor system that can fit almost any laser source within our range! Boasting an expansive working area and 3-sided access it is ideal for the larger more demanding tasks. What’s more, due to the N-Lase Benchtop modular design and larger size, it can be upgraded with anything from a 4-axis control system to auto-part recognition

 

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FLEXIBLE, POWERFUL, DEPENDABLE

 

 

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The N-Lase Benchtop laser is a large form-factor system that can fit almost any laser source within our range! Boasting an expansive working area and 3-sided access it is ideal for the larger more demanding tasks. What’s more, due to the N-Lase Benchtop modular design and larger size, it can be upgraded with anything from a 4-axis control system to auto-part recognition

 

Supersize now

 

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FOR ALL YOUR LASER NEEDS