How Laser Engraving Works
About Laser Marking & Engraving Technology
FiberCube fiber laser marking and engraving systems are a fast, clean technology rapidly replacing older laser technologies. Direct laser marking has become a common process today in many industries. It offers a non-contact, abrasion-resistant, permanent laser mark onto almost any type of material. High speed, high precision, micro laser marking and/or laser engraving of part information, readable alpha-numerics, barcodes or data-matrix™, serial numbers, corporate logos, etc. are possible on a wide range of component parts.
Fiber Laser Engraving Basics
With fiber laser engraving, focused light from a laser interacts with a material to produce a high quality, permanent mark on an object. A laser marking system is usually made up of a fiber laser engine, scan head assembly (commonly known as galvos) and control software. The software also provides the interface to manage multi-axis motion systems if required. Frequently, fiber laser marking systems not only mark, but offer laser engraving and laser machining capabilities, including thin material cutting, scribing and material removal.
The fiber laser is equipped with software that enables the laser engraving of text, graphics, logos, barcodes and data-matrix codes. Automation features enable part serialization, date coding, variable text inputs, remote programming, input/output control and many other programming features.
FiberCube® Laser Engraving Systems are compact, turnkey marking, engraving and cutting systems that offer the benefits of a non-contact, abrasion-resistant, permanent laser mark, engraving or cut onto almost any type of material. FiberCube Systems offer the speed, reliability and flexibility required to meet stringent quality control and process certification standards.
FiberCube® Systems integrate the FiberStar marking source and provide controllable pulse rates that can be adjusted from continuous wave to single pulse for deep engraving, cutting or fast throughput thermal mark applications at up to 200 characters per second.
FiberCube® Systems are ideal for a wide range of applications including flat surfaces, advanced integrated XYZ motion for step-and-repeat laser engraving, or coordinated rotary motion for seamlessly engraving around a circumference. LaserStar’s operating software provides complete coordination of all integrated systems.
As a turnkey solution provider, LaserStar’s Applications Specialists will evaluate your marking or engraving requirements, define the application goals and objectives, specify and verify the correct platform, and define a complete system configuration to accomplish the desired results.
Features & Benefits
- Maintenance Free Laser Engine
- Air-Cooled, Compact System
- Motorized or Manual Z-Adjustment
- Integrated PIP Camera (optional)
- Focus Diode Kit Assembly
- Multiple F-Theta Lens Options
- Easily Integrated Footprint
- Complete Turnkey Solutions
- Multiple Class 1 Chamber Options