Laser technology allows you to engrave and mark a wide range of materials accurately and quickly. Within the industrial sector the most common laser systems are the CO2 laser, Nd:YAG and Fiber, but in this post we will talk about the last two.
The main advantages of the Nd:YAg and Fiber lasers in material processing are:
Ease of control and automation
Integration into production lines
Non-contact processing of the workpiece
Versatility when working with different materials
Permanent product identification and many more.
AND HOW DO FIBER, Nd:YAG, AND CO2 LASERS WORK?
Laser marking is usually done by displacement of the spot, the beam is oriented by a combination of galvanometric mirrors so that follows the path to reach the surface of marking, with the design to be marked.
Depending on the type of technology used, excellent results can be achieved on metals and plastics. With the fiber laser will obtain better results on reflective materials (such as gold, silver and alpaca) and will also be more resistant in more industrial environments than the Nd:YAG laser, more suitable for working with non-reflective metals, plastics and in less harsh environments.
The galvanometric head in both systems, allows them to work at higher speeds so they are ideal for industrial marking or series.
Depending on the type of lens used in the head we will have a larger marking area. In other words, the larger the marking area, the thicker the marked line will be.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LASER Nd:YAg and FIBER?
The difference between an Nd:YAG laser and Fiber is that the process of the former is more linear and the more moldable Fiber, so the details are more precise. Depending on the materials and applications to be worked, one technology or another will be chosen.
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