FOBA to showcase medical UDI laser marking at the MD&M West

US-Product premiere at the trade show: FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving presents its ultrashort pulse laser for ultra-black laser marking for the first time in the United States at MD&M West (Anaheim, CA, February 6-8, 2024).

"After the successful premiere in Europe, we are proud to present our new product to our customers in the USA for the first time. The FOBA ultrashort pulse laser produces deep black markings that are particularly gentle on materials, making it a real asset for the medical technology market in particular," reports Philipp Febel, Head of Product Management at FOBA. Visitors of the trade fair can see the laser marking quality directly on site at the German Pavilion at booth 3157.

The ultrashort pulse laser F.0100-ir marks in the deepest, matte and non-reflective black without generating significant heat input on the workpiece. Even through further processing steps, such as passivation, the marking remains reliably legible and corrosion resistant. Due to the very short pulses down to the femtosecond range, in combination with high pulse energies, the system marks various stainless steels, titanium and a variety of plastics. The laser is so compact, that it can be integrated into FOBA’s M-Series and will be shown at the trade fair in an M2000 workstation.

"We want to actively support our customers with the current and upcoming UDI labeling standards," says Jeffrey A Kniptash, Sales Manager Americas at FOBA. According to FDA regulations, all reusable and reprocessed medical devices must bear a directly marked UDI (Unique Device Identification), meaning a unique numeric or alphanumeric code. "We offer expert advice on this topic, and thus facilitate the implementation and validation of a secure laser marking process," continues Jeffrey A Kniptash.

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