During the last two decades the use of Fiber laser marker has been in high demand so far as the labeling media is concerned. It provides substantive advantage in identifying product inventories and also the ability to provide consumer information on the products. It has become very useful in the industrial and commercial purposes.
There are several laser marking machines available in the market but fiber laser marker is one of the most updated with latest technology. It uses fiber pumping technology to dope the fibers with rare earth element such as Ytterbium. This element helps to increase the ability of the fibers to conduct light emitting diodes, which are then pumped through the fibers to the optical heads. And at that point of time the beam of light expands to create the laser marking capability. This beam of light, marks the material using one of the four methods such as
- Laser engraving
- Removal of the layer of material
- Etching of the surface of the material to change color
Fiber laser marking can be used on wide range of materials especially different types of metals to engrave. They are used in Medical Devices, Jewelry engraving, laser cutting etc. They are also used in producing high resolution images that are ink and acid free for the use in electronic application.
Advantages of Fiber Laser Marker
The equipment is simple and cheaper to use than other forms. It requires minimum maintenance. There are different ranges of fiber laser machines. The most important benefit is its minimal part replacement wherein the diodes have a significant lifespan which does not increase the cost. The replacement if needed can be done in the absence of the technician. It helps in air cooled designs.
It is the best machine for diamond cutting and marking, for marking and engraving plastics, metal, wood, glass, stone, ceramic, rubber, acrylic and textiles.
The laser cutting machine is used to cut flat sheet materials as well as structure and piping materials. They are specially used for industrial manufacturing applications. The laser beam that is produced is focused on the material which has to be cut with a motion control system used by the CNC or the code system by a jet of gas. There are different types of lasers used in laser cutting machine. The CO2 is used for cutting,boring and engraving. Neodymium is used for boring where high energy is used with less repetition and the other is Nd Yag is used where high power is needed.