Micrometric provides a laser marking and engraving sub-contract service for a diverse range of technical and decorative applications. This technique produces a high quality permanent mark on the surface of the material.
The process is accurately controlled to achieve tight tolerances and good repeatability and incorporates a fine rotary capability. Customers’ artwork can be scanned in-house for production. Among the wide variety of materials that can be marked are: mild steel, stainless steel, tool/hardened steel, aluminium, titanium, ceramics, brass, chrome plating, anodised surfaces, painted surfaces and most plastics. As well as text, lines and graphics, it is also possible to mark bar codes and matrix codes. These codes, like text and numbers, can be incremented automatically giving unique serial numbers for traceability.
Rotary Marking Stainless Steel
From paint thickness gauges and microscope dials to sensor bodies and containers, laser marking is fast becoming the standard method in many industries. High quality crisp text and graphics are possible (text down to 0.6mm high) with better durability than ink and paint applied processes
Anodised Aluminium Gauges
Anodised aluminium has excellent product finish and also provides an ideal medium for laser marking. Crisp clear marking with extremely good contrast makes the text and graduations very easy to read. Laser marking allows very fine lines to be produced, like those needed on the vernier scale shown.
Many types of plastic can be laser marked which has the advantage of being a permanent mark that cannot wear off, unlike paint and ink applied processes. This is especially important in medical applications (the lower part) where the identification codes need to be permanent and have no toxic effect.
All parts of this surgical trocar assembly (steel and plastic) are laser marked with sizes, part numbers, batch codes and the manufacturer’s logo. As these are re-usable items that will go through many sterilisation cycles, it is important that the mark is highly resistant to wear.
Clean Surface Plate
This laser cut stainless steel control panel operates in a hostile environment, so the text and graphics must be able to withstand this. This is achieved by laser marking as the surface of the material is permanently changed by the process. This is unlike ink and paint applied processes where the information can be worn or dissolved away.
Dash Board Panels
A relatively cheap option for consoles and panels is to use aluminium. These can be anodised in a wide range of colours and laser marked with text and graphics. This method gives excellent aesthetic results and weighs considerably less than a steel alternative. Micrometric can laser cut the material to shape prior to marking.