Industrial Laser Trends
Laser Markers vs Dot Peen Marking Machines: What to Choose and Why
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
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
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
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?
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?
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?
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
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.
What is Laser Dust Removal and How is It Used?
Laser dust removal is the process of removing dust from a surface using laser ablation. Any types of dusts produced in work environments can be removed, such as metallic, plastic and organic dust. As the laser beam irradiates the surface, burnt off dust is vaporized and extracted using a dust extraction nozzle