Product traceability is standard among nearly all industries. Especially in automotive and medical industries, traceability codes have become indispensable. But the codes need to be clearly legible for safe traceability. 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
Since the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced the upcoming implementation of obligatory Unique Device Identification (UDI) marking for medical devices, manufacturers have been searching for feasible and economic marking solutions. Read More
Following the Unique Device Identification directive (UDI), mandated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), medical devices have to be clearly identified to ensure traceability and patient safety. The rule-compliant implementation challenges medical device manufacturers and raises many questions. 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
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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.