With the beginning of the cold and dark season, the heating needs to be turned on and the lights burn longer. It might be worth to take a closer look and discover how many of the operating elements inside the house are labelled with a laser mark.Read More
For high-quality labeling of cardboard or packaging cartons, the marking field can be coated with a laser-sensitive lacquer. The additives contained in the paint react to the laser light with a color change. This results in high-contrast markings, usually in black on a bright surface, but also in white on a dark background.Read More
Fiber laser markers, be it pulsed or continuous wave, have prevailed in nearly all industries for marking products permanently and in high quality. The fiber lasers that are used for industrial part marking usually are either Q-switch or MOPA lasers. As of today, Q-switch lasers are more common because they have already existed on the market for a longer time. That is why they are sometimes called “standard laser”. But due to their high flexibility, MOPA lasers like the FOBA Y.0201 and Y.0201-DN, are an interesting alternative for many applications.Read More
The handling of plastic contact lenses can be simplified if they are laser marked. This helps to avoid confusion of left and right and you can tell before inserting whether the lens is wrongly inverted. Vision is not affected by the marking, as it is located in the edge area of the lens.Read More
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
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
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:
- How can you optimize the DMC to increase its readability?
- How can you decrease the marking time for a DMC?
- How can you avoid that DMCs are incorrectly marked?
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