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FOBA at the Virtual Manufacturing Day November 24th, 2020

The first Virtual Manufacturing Day 2020 on November 24 is a virtual trade show for manufacturing companies from the automotive, medical or electronics industries. The focus is on automation solutions specifically for product tracking. The exhibitors are showcasing innovations in optical quality control, robot-supported production, analysis and diagnostics, in the application of materials such as metal or plastic, and in laser marking.

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Der kleinste Industrie Lasermarkierkopf

Behind the scenes: How did the idea for the smallest laser in the world come about? – or in other words: This is the best solution for line integration challenges with marking lasers on the market.

Based on our decades of experience, our focus is to develop solutions for the industry which will master every challenge.  Whether it is our special solution for the medical market to ensure safe and easy UDI-Marking with maximum efficiency, or development of the smallest laser head in the world. Our solutions are always based on close cooperation with the industry. Through targeted surveys and the close cooperation with our customers, certain challenges with line integration have repeatedly been noticed. Our development and product departments did an amazing job by solving these challenges.

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Crystal clear – CO2 and UV laser marking on glass

Glass is best marked with UV or CO2 laser systems. The energy input can be kept low to minimize the effect of microcracking.

Both marking methods create easily readable and resistant characters by means of engraving or colour change, which are optically different on closer inspection. While the UV laser marks are even, finely rasterized areas, the resolution of the CO2 marking appears in coarser pixels.

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UDI Laser Marking on Plastic Products – Safety First for the Medical Part

In order to increase patient safety, reusable medical parts must be provided with a UDI code (UDI – Unique Device Identification) which remains permanently legible even with heavy use and frequent cleaning. But also beyond legal requirements, manufacturers and users employ part markings for a reliable traceability. That’s why UDI codes or other labels can be found on almost all instruments, devices and accessories in medical technology.

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