OK…..So just why might I want a beam expander on my laser marking system?
Are you overwhelmed with laser specifications and fiber laser technical descriptions and, if so, what can you do about it?
No system is perfect. No matter how well built or maintained, at at some point you’ll find yourself needing to troubleshoot an issue or problem. This is certainly true for any piece of equipment, including laser systems. With a number of components that need to work together to produce a good laser mark, even the best systems on the market will eventually need a bit of TLC.
Over the years we’ve gotten a lot of questions on everything from very specific application inquires to general requests for info. One of the questions we get occasionally is, “How do fiber lasers work?” We’ve got a really good, in-depth article that dives deep into the specifics but here we’ll take a shot at a quick answer for the merely curious.
What is Delrin?
Delrin is an engineering thermoplastic. Typically, Delrin is used in applications that require high stiffness, low friction, and dimensional stability. Available is a variety of colors, Delrin is strong, hard, and ridged polymer.
First, there is no one “right” laser system configuration. Turnkey laser systems can play an integral part in a much larger process or production setup or stand on their own, and every setup and situation has different specifications and requirements. That being said, there are a few things to consider when defining a laser configuration.
Buying a laser marking system is a large purchasing decision that requires planning and research. Here are the main specifications and considerations necessary for tackling the laser system buying process.
Fiber lasers are an ideal tool for many stainless steel marking applications. The fiber laser itself is rugged, economical and no maintenance and allows for a variety of functional and decorative marking and engraving techniques to be performed on stainless steel.
Editor’s Note: This article was first published in Photonics Online. You can read the original article here.
We’re frequently asked the question, “How much does a fiber laser marker cost?” The answer to that question depends on the application and the configuration of the system. To determine the cost and configuration of a fiber laser marking system, consider the following questions: