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Tech Tips: Types of Marking # 2
Etching is the process of microscopically ablating or removing material from the surface of any metallic substrate. This creates a cavity for ambient lighting to reflect into the cavity and give the appearance of white to the human eye. “Etching” is one of the fastest marks that can be created with a 1064nm fiber laser marking system. Etching marks are utilized in a wide variety of applications alone or in conjunction with an oxidized mark. Etching is used on all metallic surfaces such as steel, stainless steel, cast iron, brass alloys, bare aluminum, and coated metallic surfaces. Examples include: Anodized aluminum, mil-spec coated alloys, TIN, Nickel, Chrome, and more. Most common uses of an etch mark on materials are commonly used in the automotive industry, industrial manufacturing, oil & gas, aerospace, defense and many more facilities for tracking and traceability purposes.
When utilizing both an oxidization and an etch mark on metallic surfaces one can gain much more contrast when marking 2D codes. Please see photo for example. Etching marking or laser etching with a 1064nm fiber laser can be achieved by high power settings, high scan speed and higher frequency settings.
Monthly laser marking tips will be coming in The Laser Journal!
Grand Opening of the Bowling Green Regional Sales Office!
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Find us at: 6318 Taz Ct. Ste 113, Bowling Green, KY 42104