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Laser marking methods: What they are and how to choose the right one for your application

This webinar will explain the various methods used to laser mark plastics and metals, including examples of applications for which each method is best suited. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how each type of marking is produced and guidance on how to choose the best method for their application.



Date: May 15, 2019
Time: 11 AM EDT (8 AM PDT)
Duration: 1 hour
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Overview

Laser marking uses various methods and technologies. Determining the right method for your application should be based on factors such as the type of material you are marking, your end-use environment and your desired effects.

This webinar will include detailed explanations of the different methods used to laser mark plastics and metals in industrial environments. Instruction will include examples of applications for which each method is best suited, and how to leverage certain technologies to achieve a specific result. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how each type of marking is produced, and practical guidance on how to choose the best method for their application.

The presentation will include in-depth explanations of the following methods for laser marking metal and plastic, including advantages, common uses and visual examples.

  • Annealing
  • Coating removal
  • Engraving/deep engraving
  • Foaming
  • Color change

Attendees will also gain an understanding of the different available laser marking technologies, such as fiber lasers, MOPA and deep engraving capabilities, and learn how to use them to achieve a desired effect. Instruction will also include a cost-benefit analysis, safety and staffing, and case studies.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand the different methods used to laser mark
  • Learn about the various technologies used for laser marking and how to use them to achieve a desired result
  • Learn which applications are best suited for each laser marking method
  • Gain an understanding of how to determine which method is best for your application

Speaker

David Stevens, Industrial Applications Manager, Trotec Laser, Inc.

David Stevens is renowned in the industry for his teaching abilities, and helping customers improve their laser processing techniques. For nearly two decades, he held multiple roles at Universal Laser, including applications lab manager, where he built, designed and produced a catalog of laser parameters and standardized settings; and senior global technology specialist. He recently joined Trotec Laser Inc. as the industrial applications manager and heads the West Coast Applications & Inspiration Lab.