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Laser Marking

How Does Laser Marking Work in 5 Steps

By Jerome Landry on September 17, 2019

Laser marking is the process of marking parts or workpieces using laser technology. A laser beam hits the material, and its energy creates a reaction that leaves a permanent mark.

Why You Can’t Laser Engrave Stainless Steel

By Jerome Landry on August 13, 2019

You can’t laser engrave stainless steel. Here’s why this metal alloy is different, and what's the alternative.

Marking and Uncoating of Metals with Laser Ablation

By Normand Lemieux on May 09, 2019

Metals have a tendency to get dirty, to corrode and to have unexciting surface finishes. To solve these issues coatings may be applied to metals. Aluminum gets anodized, steel gets painted and...

What Is Laser Ablation?

By Normand Lemieux on April 18, 2019

Laser ablation is achieved when a very localized area of a material, which is targeted by the focused beam of an industrial laser, undergoes either fusion or sublimation. The fused material is...

How Does Laser Annealing Work?

By Normand Lemieux on March 19, 2019

Laser annealing does not remove anything from a metal surface. In fact, the marking does not change the surface roughness of the metal surface. It is particularly interesting for applications in which...

Fiber Laser vs CO2 Laser: Comparison of Laser Engraving Machines

By Normand Lemieux on March 07, 2019

Fiber Laser Systems Fiber lasers use fiber optics as their gain medium. Other common gain mediums are gazes, crystals or mixture of dyes. Fiber lasers use laser diodes as...

Laser Etching: How it Works and Frequently Asked Questions

By Normand Lemieux on February 26, 2019

There are lots of things that have been written about laser etching. In order to help you make sense of it all, we have listed some of the most frequently asked questions (and their answers!) to help...

How to Choose the Best Fiber Laser Engraver

By Normand Lemieux on February 14, 2019

Choosing the right laser engraver for your application shouldn’t be a hassle. In this blog, we review the main points that should be considered prior to purchasing a laser engraver. We’ll explain...

Shotblast Resistant Laser Marking for Die Casters

By Normand Lemieux on January 07, 2019

Diecasts can now be identified right at the exit of the casting machine to ensure foolproof traceability A Changing Automotive Environment Your customers’ requirements are...

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