Laser marking plastics

Sabreen, Scott R.
January 2008
Industrial Laser Solutions;Jan2008, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p21
The article discusses the total solutions methodology approach in laser marking of plastics. The first phase is the material-science chemistry that includes proper selection of the wavelength and type of laser. The next phase is to conduct a molding trial using the actual production mold tools. The hardware and software components of the equipment must also be considered. The final phase is the integration of laser-marking equipment with materials handling.


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