Plastic laser marking

Laser marking on plastic can be obtained with either a CO2 or a fiber laser source. The laser choice will depend on the application requirements. Generally, the fiber laser generates a white mark on any plastic base color. The CO2 laser is more often used for etching or engraving on the plastic.

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Why use a laser for plastic marking ?

Fast and reliable technology

Laser marking allows to efficient and rapid marking of an identifier on a plastic surface, even in harsh environments.

Robust and permanent markings

Laser marked identifiers on a plastic surface can withstand heavy salt spray and intense UV exposure.

Low maintenance, no consumables

Laser marking systems for plastic are very low maintenance and consumable free.

Repeatable high contrasts marks

Laser markings on plastic allows the generation of a high contrast marking on plastic of any coloration.

Plastic laser marking

Plastics are a widely used material in manufacturing industry. Their ability to be produced and shaped at low cost, in addition to their unique properties, explain why they are present everywhere in our daily life. Laser plastics processing is a well-known method, although the understanding of the physicochemical phenomena which take place during laser irradiation is always an active field of research. Pulsed fiber lasers can be used to generate high contrast marking on plastic surfaces. The identifier will generally appear white or gray regardless of the base color of the irradiated plastic. Such marking on plastic can be done at high speeds: Most plastics are quite easy to mark with a laser. If etching or deep engraving is desired, a CO2 laser will be the laser of choice. In both cases, a proper fume extraction system is required to move the fumes away from the work area.

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3D Autofocus Fiber Laser With Imaging Scanner (LXQ 3D Vision)

3D Autofocus Fiber Laser With Imaging Scanner (LXQ 3D Vision)

With the patent pending LXQ 3D Vision, Laserax offers the first adaptative traceability laser engraver. You get the joint benefits of laser engraving and 3D imaging.

LXQ 3D Vision

3D Focus Fiber Laser Marking System (LXQ 3D)

3D Focus Fiber Laser Marking System (LXQ 3D)

This 3-axis fiber laser system permits industrial laser marking on various part geometries. Metal engraving machines that use this system will perform fast and reliable laser etching on various part geometries.


2D Fiber Laser Marking System (LXQ)

2D Fiber Laser Marking System (LXQ)

The LXQ series offers the most efficient and reliable industrial laser marking machines on the market. They’re certified for the IP67 class protection, and offer a laser power of up to a 100 W.


2D CO2 Laser Marking System (LXM)

2D CO2 Laser Marking System (LXM)

The LXM Series provides flexibility and durability without compromising on precision or speed.


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