Laser marking of brass plaques is a fairly common application in the Trophy and Awards Industry. The plaque in the photo started out as a black painted sheet of brass. Using a 20 watt fiber laser, the plaque was marked as a ‘reverse image”. The laser removed the paint from the background and the remaining paint formed the text. No traces of black paint remained on the background and the precise positioning of the laser beam created the text with crisp, well defined edges on each letter. Laser marking directly on or into brass can actually be tricky. Brass has a high reflectivity to 1064nm laser light, making it more difficult to mark than other metals. This difficulty can be overcome with a higher power laser option.
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Typically, however, brass plate engraving is done using an open table design marking system like the Langolier Open Table laser marking system. The Jimani Langolier laser marking system is a turnkey system and flexible tool for space challenged manufacturing and processing environments. The Open Table Langolier is designed to be a compact, stand alone laser marking station flexible enough to handle one off samples and mid-range production runs.
Designed to be a turnkey, flexible system the Langolier Open Table is ideal for small, low volume, high variety production environments. This laser system is perfectly suited for the flexible work environment where your marking needs might change, the marking station needs to be moved, or the parts being marked are large or odd shapes.
All Langolier fiber laser marking systems are supplied with Prolase, a user friendly, proven, robust laser marking software package very easy to use for importing and manipulating graphics files for brands, logos, and schematic files.