Laser marking is ideal if you are a manufacturer who wants branding or product traceability (tracking an item), barcoding, logos and decorative marking on your components.
This ensures every marked item can be traced forward in the supply chain as well as backwards for consumers. This will help you to deal with warranties and returns quickly and easily, growing your company’s professional reputation and saving you time and money. Giving you peace of mind that every marked item can be traced forward in the supply chain as well as backward by consumers.
Why choose Laser Marking from bay & moor for your products and components?
Permanent and clear markings that won’t corrode
If you make components that are designed for use in harsh environments, you know that it’s vital that they retain any traceability marks – i.e. part numbers, serial numbers and/or manufacturer’s details – without being contaminated or corroding over time. This is where fiber laser marking (sometimes known as “laser labelling”) comes into its own.
We use Fiber laser technology to mark, etch or engrave the surface of your components; as the laser passes over the surface permanently marking a black to dark grey finish on the surface. The surface material remains completely intact meaning that it retains its non-corrosive properties.
Make your components traceable
There are many reasons to make your components traceable at every stage of the supply chain. It ensures that items can be easily identified, helping you to deal with warranties and returns quickly and efficiently, or to comply with regulations.
Traceability also enables you to keep accurate records of batch and serial numbers, something that will help retailers, customers and recyclers to obtain parts, as well as streamlining your internal processes.
If a product recall is necessary for any reason (and increasing legislation means that product recalls are happening more frequently), you can handle it with confidence, knowing that all of the affected parts will have clear identifying marks.
Laser marking supports internal and external traceability
Laser marking all of your components means that you can track and monitor parts manufactured or used by your business and make those records accessible to anyone internally who needs the information.
External traceability is vital too, covering the entire history of your products from procurement of the raw materials to the end of their lifecycle. As we’ve mentioned above, laser marking is permanent so you don’t need to worry about identifying markings corroding.
Laser marking can help you build your brand recognition
Laser marking isn’t just about making components traceable. It’s an engraving technique capable of producing very fine lines and high quality contrast on a range of materials, which makes it ideal for adding logos or decorative features to your products or components too.
This can be a subtle but powerful way to add your business branding to the items you manufacture. Other businesses in the supply chain as well as your customers will come to recognise your logo mark on components, seeing it as a sign of professionalism, transparency and quality.
Protect your products from theft
Adding your business name or logo to components through laser marking can also protect your products from being stolen because your branding won’t wear off, wherever the component ends up.
There’s no waste with laser marking
Chemical etching is an alternative to laser marking but it’s a process that requires you to establish relationships with suppliers who can provide the chemicals, acids, and the wastewater treatment equipment needed to dispose of them legally. You would also need a physical stencil for each unique marking, which would have to be replaced regularly, making it a technique with a high amount of wastage.
With laser marking, on the other hand, the only real consumable we need is electrical power.
Suitable for a wide range of industries
Fiber laser marking is an ideal choice for marking components made from metal substrates such as stainless steel, brass, aluminium, titanium, chrome plating, nickel, and similar metals that are highly resistant to mechanical and chemical stresses as well as high temperatures.
It may also be suitable for use on non-metallic materials such as polycarbonate and leather.
Laser marking is widely used for food, drug and alcohol packaging, electronic components, integrated circuits, electrical appliances, mobile communications and more. It is also a logical choice for machine plate marking, aerospace and automotive components – in other words, in industries where components need to stay free from corrosion or contamination.
Need laser marking help?
Our experienced team can help you to identify your laser marking needs. You may know exactly what you want or you might want to explore how laser marking could be used on your products – either way, we’re here to support and advise you. We have dedicated designers who can help you or we can work from your files.
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Your custom laser marking – Our process explained
1. GET STARTED
Contact us via our contact page to tell us about your custom laser marking needs or call us on 01626 366047
A member of our team will be in touch to discuss your order, confirm the details and develop your custom laser marking design
Approve the design proofs for your custom laser marking, then relax and wait to receive your completed order