Laser marking plastic is a relatively new technology. It is a combination of laser engraving and carbonization to produce a unique pattern. This process is particularly useful in the packaging industry where the final product needs to be visible even when it is buried beneath several layers of plastic. There are four different processes for laser marking plastic, including carbonizing, foaming, layer removal, and engraving. The first two methods are used for customizing packaging.
Laser etching requires a high-quality laser and an array of additives. The type of additives incorporated into the plastic will also affect the process. Some manufacturers specialize in marking different types of plastics while others specialize in one or the other. For the best results, a manufacturer or job shop will test the material with a variety of marking parameters. Once this is done, they can then determine which type of laser will be most suitable for a given application.
There are several types of plastic lasers. UV-free light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are a popular choice for laser marking plastic. Green-wave diodes are another popular option, while a traditional fiber optic green light-based green light laser is a more traditional option. The MOPA laser, on the other hand, uses a variable-pulse technique for flexible packaging materials. This allows the user to control the timing of the pulses. It is especially effective for difficult jobs and is particularly fast.
While laser-embedding is a popular option, it has its limitations. Unlike abrasive embedding process, laser-embedding requires a high-quality material, and most plastics cannot handle the extreme temperatures that high-tech equipment can generate. With a skilled job shop and a quality plastic manufacturer, the results will be better than you ever could imagine. So, if you are considering laser-marking a plastic product, be sure to discuss all the options with a qualified company. You’ll be amazed at how quickly this process can transform your project into a unique one.
The main difference between laser-embedding and conventional engraving is that the lasers are more expensive than the other methods. In addition, there are many advantages to laser marking plastic with a multiaxial gantry. For example, it helps the laser follow the object’s shape. It is faster and more accurate, and it does not use any heat. This means that your project will be completed in less time. Aside from that, the cost is less than half what it would cost to hire a professional.
Using a laser-cutting machine is a great way to get a perfect laser mark. Depending on the task at hand, a professional laser will create the desired design. The process will take several hours and will result in a high-quality result. The only drawback to using a machine for this purpose is that it is more expensive than it should be. Moreover, it is easier to damage the plastic by a few percent, which is a very small amount of material.