Many manufactured and imported components need branding or marking in the form of logos, serial numbers, product codes or user instructions and warnings. EU compliant components need CE marking and many components require traceability. Using a laser to mark this information gives a permanent, aesthetic and non-damaging solution. Parts can be directly marked and this can be useful where labels must be avoided. Almost all sectors of industry already benefit from laser technology and laser marked components are all around us. Examples are: mobile phone pads, computer keyboards, cooker knobs, electricity meter fascias and bathroom fittings as well as all manner of turned and machined components that make up assemblies for industrial use.
The precise, repeatable nature of lasers allow the fine detail marking required on smaller components and the accurate removal of coatings. Whilst our lasers are primarily used for marking and etching other applications include laser cleaning and laser de-burring.
The laser beam width can be focused to less than 30 microns and it can be repeatably positioned to the same accuracy.
FIMARK has rotary axes and X/Y tables so that cylindrical components and parts larger than the standard marking field can be processed. A range of flat field lenses gives marking areas from 100mm diameter up 300mm diameter.
Laser Marking Anodised Aluminium
With the recent purchase of a state of the art fibre laser Fimark is now able to offer smooth black marks on anodised aluminium. This is achieved by careful selection of the beam parameters which the latest fibre lasers allow.
Environmental tests have shown that the mark is below the surface of the anodic layer and that the surface has not been damaged by the action of the laser.
This means that the high contrast marks can be used where aluminium is sited outside and so Fimark can now offer
high performance labels containing QR codes, Datamatrix codes, barcodes, scales and logos for the aerospace and medical industries as well as many others. The marking is permanent, easily read in low light or bright conditions and corrosion resistant.
In the September issue of Machinery Magazine, there is an article on our ability to deliver black laser marks on clear anodised aluminium, which you can access by clicking the button bellow.
Quality and On-time delivery
Fimark ensures a high added value on all our processed components and guarantee excellence in quality. We can also offer additional services including faster turnaround, short term storage and delivery management.
Our operations management processes enable constant production reliability and ensure high quality control. This process involves five different stages using different quality devices ensuring items are fit for the purpose for which they are intended.
Fimark operates under two different quality standards, ISO 9001 and TS 16949 (which is a higher quality control standard used in the automotive industry and is similar to AS 9001 in the aerospace industry.) For the medical industry, Fimark complies under the two main sets of device-specific legislation used in the EU and the UK.
If your order has to be processed faster than the usual turnaround, we can often offer you a quicker solution.
Our storage and delivery management process can be tailored to your needs. We can have your goods delivered anywhere in Europe and, if needed, we can provide a short term storage solution in our facilities.