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
Winter is not over yet, snow and ice must still be expected… But ice won’t have a chance with the people who visited the FOBA booth at the Intec-show this month in Leipzig. They had the opportunity to take their own ice scrapers with them, even personalized with their names. Read More
New Year, good resolutions … The motivation to do more sport can be increased even further with a fashionable and individual design of the sports shoes! In the production of sports shoes, on both the shoe sole and the upper materials marks can be applied with laser marking. Read More
Still searching for the perfect Christmas gift? An individual marking makes items like key rings, wooden plates or drinking glasses a very personal little something. Job-shop manufacturers, that offer laser marking of such articles, usually apply a CO2-laser which is most suitable for marking glass, wood or leather. Read More
Depending on the material and application of the product, plastic cables or tubes can be marked with a UV or a fiber laser. UV is for plastics like silicone, that must not be impacted by too much laser heat due to its surface structure. Fiber is an appropriate laser method for plastics like Nylon which is often disposed to environmental strain. Read More
Laser paint removal is the most advanced way of creating highly precise sharply contoured symbols on coated, translucent or transparent plastics. Day-night-design components carry signs that are backlit by night and safely distinguishable in any lighting conditions. These components are usually made of white ABS-plastic, like this automotive center console (see picture in the middle).
Anticipating the upcoming football world championship, we are well prepared: Drinking glasses and snack dishes have been marked appropriately! Our application engineers chose UV-laser marking systems for glass and wood application. High precision marks and only minimal heat impact on the surrounding structures can be achieved.
At the Medtech Europe, starting tomorrow in Stuttgart, FOBA will demonstrate laser marking on medical forceps. Visitors can get this trade show sample and see in live demonstrations, how vision-based automated laser positioning enables accurate marking results, even on products that are totally out of alignment from their expected positions.
Individualized codes with flexible contents like QR-codes on beverage cans can be applied on the outside of the can as well as inside the opener. They serve as marketing tools which help to increase customer engagement with the brand. By scanning the code with a mobile device, the end-user can access the brand’s website, join a contest, benefit from special promotion s etc.
Complex structures of a substrate – such as on castings in the automotive sector – may complicate the readability of the applied codes due to shadows in varying lighting conditions and therefore poor contrasts.