Beamer Laser Journal: New Office & Laser Marking Tips

New Regional Sales Office in Bowling Green, KY

Beamer Laser Marking Systems announced the opening of its newest facility, in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The new office focuses on sales, service and customer support in the southern Midwest and Southeast/Central South regions.
“This is an investment in our customers in the southern United States,” explained Nicholas Kaczmarski, National Sales Manager – Beamer Laser Marking Systems. “Our Bowling Green office will enhance our regional presence. Customers will be able to work with local professionals who understand their business and where they’re doing business.”
The Bowling Green office also will provide demonstrations in its Product Showroom, giving customers in the region the opportunity to experience Beamer Laser Marking solutions and thoroughly understand their advantages.
“Our full-service approach to customer relationships through the new Bowling Green office builds on the overall Beamer Laser Marking Systems philosophy – an American company, committed to a having a presence where our customers are located,” Kaczmarski added. The new office, located at 6318 Taz Ct. Ste 113, is managed by Brian Upchurch, newly appointed Beamer Laser Systems Business Development Manager. He holds a Bachelor Science in Management from Western Kentucky University, and in addition to directing his sales expertise in the new office, he will also support Beamer business development initiatives nationwide.

Tech Tips: Types of Marking # 1

When speaking about laser marking, there is a misconception in regard to the terminology being used. “Laser etching” is an overall term that is commonly used to describe what the laser’s capabilities are and not specific to types of materials, industry requirements, or actual application solutions.
Fiber marking systems have the ability to mark or “laser etch” a multitude of different materials such as metals, plastics and ceramics all in contrast.
Contrast marking is the discoloration of any material that either makes a lighter in contrast or darker in contrast permanent mark on the sub-straight material. 
Let’s focus on the different types of marking that can be accomplished with a 1064nm fiber laser and the applications that are specific to those types of marking, staring with Oxidation:


Oxidization is the process of microscopically raising the surface of a metallic material while oxidizing the top layer of material. This creates a darker contrast marking mostly resulting in a black mark. Ferrous materials mark very will with this type of marking. While non-ferrous metals can be marked in this manner, it usually takes longer to get the desired contrast. Some of the most common industries and uses of this type of marking include automotive, aerospace, defense, industrial and oil & gas. Oxidization marking or laser etching with a 1064nm fiber laser can be achieved by high power settings, low scan speed and low frequency settings.  

Types of materials mostly marked (laser etched) in this manner include steel, cast iron, stainless steel, precious metals, aluminum and brass alloys.

Monthly laser marking tips will be coming in The Laser Journal!

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