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Brilliant and durable – Marking on anodized aluminium

Aluminum is often anodized, i.e. provided with a ceramic-like oxide layer to protect the material from abrasion or natural oxidation. The layer also has a decorative character, since it can be anodized in many colors.

CO2 or fiber lasers are suitable for labeling the anodized surface. Classically, the CO2 marking laser creates a bright lettering (by bleaching), while fiber laser systems mark dark as well as bright. In both cases, the effect brought about by the laser is a color change.

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Runs smoothly – Error-free laser marking on ball-bearings

Small defects in a ball bearing are often difficult to detect, e.g. if single rollers are missing , wrongly mounted, or if a component is of a different size. If the undesired part is then labelled with a laser marker, this causes unnecessary and relatively high costs. FOBA’s camera-based marking solution offers an economical solution that integrates part detection, marking and validation of the marked characters in a single, safe process.

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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