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Laser Marking Services and Companies

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of laser marking companies. Use our website to review and source top laser marking services with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find laser marking companies that can design and provide laser marking services to your companies specifications. Then contact the laser marking companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for companies of acute laser marking services, metal laser marking services, laser marking or customized laser marking of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Zanesville, OH 740-453-1000

    Is your facility in need of high performance dot peen machines? Our top of the line machinery is guaranteed to meet all of your needs. We are your worry-free provider of identification systems. We will work with your team to implement our products into your business and our services are beyond compare. Our company has proven ourselves as an industry leader!

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  • Lakeway, TX 512-593-7100

    At Automark, our team of experts is ready and willing to tackle any of your challenging assignments. We supply marking systems for a multitude of industries such as medical, cosmetic, industrial, automotive, and more. All of our machines are manufactured to the highest quality, offered at a competitive price, and are guaranteed to last. Give us a call and a representative will speak with you today!

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  • Pittsburgh, PA 412-381-0700

    From 1969 until now, Marvel Marking Products has been manufacturing industrial marking devices. Among our products are grit etching machines, brass stencils, rubber printing stamps, urethane masks, mold engraving, industrial engraving systems and much more. We serve our customers around the world from our location in Pittsburgh, PA. We customize to your needs, so call us today for more details.

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  • Mentor, OH 440-975-8802

    Since its foundation in the 1950s, Monode Marking Product's philosophy has been the dedication to the total value for our customers. Here, we are constantly striving to improve our customer service and the quality and efficiency of our products. When you receive our dot peen machines, we want it to be the best in the business. You are welcome to contact us if you have any questions or problems regarding marking.

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  • Perth Amboy, NJ 800-298-8936

    HSAUSA presents Piezo ink jet "drop-on-demand" industrial marking and coding products with state-of-the-art electronics, clear high performance digital ink jet printing. Manufactured by HSAutomatic, ApS a leading manufacturer of product identification equipment worldwide utilizing high-resolution ink jet technology from Xaar and HP.

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businessIndustry Information

Laser Marking

Laser Marking is a form of engraving used to lightly etch a surface. Similar to a shallow scratch. In manufacturing, marking is commonly used for identification, design or customization purposes.

Marking differs from engraving in a few ways. It is important to keep these differences in mind when selecting a process.

Effect on Materials

Laser engraving creates a cone-shaped indent in the surface of the material. The indent can be as deep as 1/8 of an inch. Laser marking creates a shallower cut of one-thousandth of an inch. Marking does not cut into the material. Rather it uses oxidation to remove the surface layer.

Laser Power

To cut through material, laser engraving requires a high-heat laser. This is important because the laser must vaporize the material. Otherwise, there can be quality issues and risks of burning. Laser marking requires a low-powered laser capable of oxidation. The laser beam is slow-moving to allow for discoloration.

Durability

Because laser marking creates a shallow indent, it is often subject to wear. Marking is recommended for safety-critical parts that should not lose their structural integrity. Or surfaces that will encounter low levels of wear and tear. Marking is often used for traceability in medical devices or aerospace parts. Engraving is recommended for items that will encounter high levels of wear and tear. Because of the deep indent, engraving will last longer.

Laser marking is broken into four types: annealing, carbon migration, foaming, and coloration.

Annealing

Annealing laser marking is only used on carbon-containing metals. The process involves applying heat to the surface metal without applying aggression. This results in a solid black mark. Or depending on temperature colors can vary between shades of yellow, green and red. Annealing is used in the medical industry for internal tracking and branding.

Carbon Migration

Carbon migration laser marking is applied to most metals. During carbon migration, metal is heated causing it to bond with its carbon molecules. This process brings out metals carbon properties and results in a dark marking. Carbon migration is typically used in aerospace, jewelry engraving, and metalworking.

Foaming

Foaming laser marking is strictly used on plastics where light marking is needed. The process involves creating a molten burn on the plastic until it releases foaming gas bubbles. The bubbles change the light refraction properties of plastic. Foaming is typically used with marking ink cartridges, keyboards or cosmetics packaging.

Coloration

Coloration laser marking is used for metal and plastic. The process varies based on the material involved but mostly utilizes a foaming or oxidation process. This process results in a custom colored marking. Coloration is typically used for adding graphics, designs or images to a product. Coloration is common in decorative jewelry, color coating ear tags for cattle or marking bottle caps.