TITLE

Ornamental color laser marking of metals

AUTHOR(S)
Gabzdyl, Jack
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Industrial Laser Solutions;Mar2008, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on laser marking of metals in Great Britain. It states the concept of using lasers to produce color marks on metals is not a new one. The generation of colored layers on metals was previously achieved using anodization, where the formation of carefully controlled, chemically produced oxide layers gives rise to a range of colors. The careful application of localized laser energy generates controlled oxide growth, and color marks on the same principle as anodizing.
ACCESSION #
31584942

 

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