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How to Choose the Best Marking Technology
By Keven Tremblay on November 12, 2021

Each marking technology has its benefits and drawbacks. Between dot peening, inkjet printing, laser marking, and printed labels, the right solution is not always obvious. The key to choosing the best technology is to understand your marking requirements.

Laser Markers vs Dot Peen Marking Machines: What to Choose and Why
By Keven Tremblay on October 04, 2021

Manufacturers who need permanent markings for traceability typically have two options: dot peen marking or laser marking. Between these two technologies, the choice is not always easy.

The Five Main Types of Lasers
By Alex Fraser on September 24, 2021

Different types of lasers are needed for different applications. Based on their gain medium, lasers are classified into five main types: gas lasers, solid-state lasers, fiber lasers, liquid lasers (dye lasers), and semiconductor lasers (laser diodes).

 

Class 1 Laser Products: Regulations Explained
By Julie Maltais on August 25, 2021

All over the world, laser products are identified with warning labels like the ones above. But what does a Class 1 label mean? And who decides which labels to apply? 

Three Laser Marking Technologies for Your Unique Applications
By Arthur Perret on July 23, 2021

Every capital investment is a huge decision, and buying a laser marking machine is no exception. Despite the high initial cost, the investment is worth every penny for a growing number of manufacturers.

What is an Industrial Laser and How Does it Work?
By Mohamed Bahdine on July 23, 2021

For a lot of people, lasers are small boxes that shoot red dots, which drive cats crazy. But in fact, laser systems are used in many manufacturing processes. 

How Does Laser Engraving Work?
By Jerome Landry on July 16, 2021

Laser engraving is a process that vaporizes materials into fumes to engrave permanent, deep marks. The laser beam acts as a chisel, incising marks by removing layers from the surface of the material. The laser hits localized areas with massive levels of energy to generate the high heat required for vaporization.

Laser Etching & Laser Engraving: Which One Should You Choose?
By Guillaume Robert on July 16, 2021

If you are relatively new to laser technology, you are probably wondering what’s the difference between laser engraving and laser etching. And more importantly, which one is right for you.

What Are The Best Methods for E-Coating Removal
By Alex Fraser on June 16, 2021

The most common methods for e-coating removal include burn-off ovens, sandblasting, and chemical stripping. A more modern technology is laser cleaning. It is adopted by manufacturers who need speed and precision, as well as those who want to get rid of consumables. 

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