Industries which benefit from fiber laser engraving-Sophia | XTLASER

Industries which benefit from fiber laser engraving-Sophia

Industries which benefit from fiber laser engraving

Similarities between laser marking and laser engraving
The two processes are fairly similar and can be used interchangeably. In this article, by laser engraving we mean, a mark which is made below the surface level by the removal of material. Whereas a mark is typically applied at the surface level without the removal of any material.

Industries which benefit from fiber laser engraving
General – The following are in widespread use throughout many industries. The engraving of barcodes, data matrix codes, industry-specific codes, serial numbers, time stamps, tracking and also for inventory and parts control (e.g. loss prevention)

Aerospace – engraving of thousands of parts, particularly with serial numbers and barcodes.
Automotive – the adding of VIN (vehicle identification number) codes to engines, adding identification codes to parts, the engraving of traceability codes and much more.
Banking and security – in particular, for the creation of credit cards, ID cards and also various types of sensitive documents
Chemicals – the engraving of safety and warning notices (this is more secure than labels, which may slip off)
Electronics – the addition of traceability labels and serial numbers (often at microscopic levels).
Jewellery – the addition of hallmarks and purity information, the engraving of names and personal messages, particularly on metal such as gold and silver
Medical – the marking and engraving of various tools and equipment, often on numerous different materials.
Semi-conductors – the engraving of ceramics and silicon wafers, particularly for traceability are very important in this industry.