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Recharge Batteries in the Sun – Recreation or Work?

In summer, many people are looking for relaxation and holidays – while solar panels are now particularly productive. FOBA’s motto “Bring products to life by harnessing laser technology” also applies to this future-oriented technology of energy generation, because a durable inscription on the individual components such as wafers or thin-film solar cells with glass or metal surfaces helps in their clear identification and traceability. Read More

Checklist: How to Prepare the Acquisition of a Laser Marking Machine

The acquisition of a laser marker is a large investment for any organization. The correct choice of the laser depends on many variables and it is challenging to keep the overview of the huge number of providers and suppliers. The following questions will help you to get as many information as possible and to prepare the acquisition process by considering the main aspects. Read More

How to Optimize DMCs – Facts About Data Matrix Codes (Part #2)

In the previous article about data matrix codes (DMCs) you learned some basics. This article addresses questions which you will come across in your daily work with marking DMCs sooner or later:

  1. How can you optimize the DMC to increase its readability?
  2. How can you decrease the marking time for a DMC?
  3. How can you avoid that DMCs are incorrectly marked?

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Melted Plastics: Easy and Effective Marking with CO2 Laser

Melt engraving with a CO2-laser is a possible alternative to the color change process by fiber or UV laser when labeling plastic. Especially when it comes to straightforward marking of single-line characters and codes, a CO2-laser system, integrated into the production line, can provide a fast and easy labeling solution. Read More

Facts About Data Matrix Codes for Product Identification (Part #1)

A data matrix code, or in short simply “DMC”, is a 2D code. In many industries DMCs have become the preferred way of encoding data, e.g. in automotive and medical industries. Machine readable data matrix codes are marked reliably, efficiently, permanently and abrasion-resistant with laser marking machines. But what do I need to know if I would like to mark products with data matrix codes? Read More

Starting the Formula 1-season – Fast, Safe and Traceable

At the start of this year’s racing season, it’s also worth taking a look at the automotive components that are under the hood. A variety of metal or plastic components are laser-marked, including brake discs, ball bearings, pistons or gears, as well as door lock or steering wheel housings, pipes and conduits. Read More