Beamer Laser Journal: Medical Marking FDA Compliance & Laser Marking Tip #3

Your Solution for Medical Marking FDA Compliance

  • GTIN Tracking & Traceability
  • GS1 Medical Specific 2D Coding Compliant
  • Complete Medical OEM Validation Services

We understand that medical device manufacturers have unique requirements for high precision laser marking on medical devices. You need permanent, legible and accurate markings, as defined by U.S. government guidelines for Unique Device Identification (UDI) on implants, orthopedics, instruments, and devices.

Laser marking medical devices helps meet stringent product identification and traceability guidelines for direct part marking and it is a completely non-contact form of laser engraving that delivers consistent top quality laser marks at high processing speeds, at the same time eliminating potential damage to the parts being marked.

Beamer Laser Marking Systems has the right laser engraver for your product identification, serialization and traceability, bar codes, 2D codes (GS1 data matrix), compliance regulation markings, batch numbers, measurement/increment lines/banding, TIN numbers (GTIN) and custom logos and graphics for branding. And Beamer Laser Marking solutions are equally effective for metals (annealing) and plastics (foaming/charring). Standard Solutions for your median volume marking applications, and Engineered Solutions for high volume pick and place swiss turned applications.

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With travel plans being cancelled or pushed back, our live video cart provides a great alternative. Multiple views from cameras allow you an in-person experience from the comforts of your home or office.

Tech Tips: Types of Marking # 3

Annealed Parts

Annealing is a process that is unique in the laser marking industry to medical and aerospace applications. Annealing ferrous metals creates a black marking below the surface of the parts. Annealing can only be achieved on ferrous materials due to the carbon content. When annealing materials there is no disturbance in the outer most layer of the parts which allows for corrosion resistant permanent marking.Annealing is done with median power settings, slower scan speed, and lower frequency settings. Another setting that must be present is utilizing the diverged portion of the beam. Where all other marking is done with the focal point of the laser, an annealed mark/ etch must use the less focused portion of the beam to heat up the substrate to draw carbon to the surface all while not disturbing the surface. 1064nm can anneal all ferrous metallic materials; such as stainless steel (all alloys), titanium, and Inconel. For additional reference in annealed markings/ etching please see some of the examples provided in the photo above.

Notice of Cancellation: Beamer Laser Marking System Open House in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Scheduled for March 31

We were looking forward to connecting with the community and hosting guests at Beamer Laser Marking System for our Grand Opening in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on March 31st and sharing our vision for the future that we’re building together. However, as we closely monitor ongoing developments related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, and after much deliberation we have decided to postpone this event until a later date.

Our top priority at Beamer Laser Marking System is the safety and well-being of our community, our customers and our employees, so we are complying with the recommendation of Governor Beshear of Kentucky to cancel non-essential gatherings in that spirit.

We still look forward to meeting you when this situation has been resolved, and we will reschedule as soon as possible.

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