Why fiber laser machines are the best alternative?
Fiber laser machines are a better alternative than older laser marking and engraving methods. The concept of using visible light for marking and engraving of substrates took the industrial world by storm. Originally called an optical maser back in 1958, the first functioning laser was invented a few years later. Since then, multiple applications for the use of lasers appearance, and research continues into ways to achieve ongoing improvements. The modern fiber laser machines are advanced compared with the flash lamp and diode-based laser markers of years past.
Older Laser Marking and Engraving Methods
First Generation flash lamp laser marking machines comprised a section of gas-filled glass tubing, which generated short bursts of intense white light. The systems are stable, easy to install and cost effective to operate. The diode-based solid state laser markers are for most purposes. Although these laser marking systems work well and have long life spans, their replacement with more modern equipment has a multitude of benefits.
Fiber Laser Marking Technology
The latest development in laser marking machines is the fiber laser machines. Using up-to-date fiber pumping technology, the laser markers use optic fibers bundled together and impregnated with a substance that increases their conductivity. The fibers are pumped with light-emitting diodes. And the light of the laser passes through to the optical head, from where the beam expands to create the laser mark. This method produces a much higher quality beam than the first generation laser marking machines, with reduced volatility and cost.
Fiber Laser Marking and Engraving Benefits
The laser marking system uses no consumables and requires minimal maintenance. The diodes have a lifetime of more than 50,000-80,000 hours. Also the small footprint of the fiber laser machines makes it possible to install them easily in almost any location. These reliable laser marking systems are environmentally friendly. They doesn’t need harsh chemicals or high temperatures during the process and safely delivering high quality, permanent laser marking on metals, stainless steel, ceramics and plastics.
The fiber laser marking process is becoming increasingly popular for numerous uses. Its high temperature resistance makes it perfect for marking medical equipment that requires sterilization, such as surgical devices. The durability of the laser marks optimize it for use in jewelry, mobile phones, and other items of value. The 21st century laser marking software that operates the laser marking machines generates detailed, high quality images for faultless identification.
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