Laser marking round parts presents even experienced laser system operators with some challenges. Ideally, when marking a round part, the entire mark will be made without moving the part. However, sometimes this isn’t possible. Successful marking, regardless of movement of the piece, is best accomplished when the laser systems operator has experience and a deep understanding of the system they are working with and the material they will be marking.
Material: Stainless Steel
Type of Marking: Surface etch
Type of Laser: 20 W laser
Mark content: Graphic
Photonics Online just published the second in a series of educational articles from Jimani.
Check out this video where we rotary laser mark a cylinder using X axis rotary combined with a Z axis servo to allow us to mark along the entire length and around the entire circumference.
Prolase 7 Plus, American Laserware’s newest laser marking software release, has just added distortion correction and rotary marking tiling features.