Stainless steel substrates require specialized laser marking methods. Fiber lasers meet this challenge with unprecedented precision, quality, and lifespan.
Fiber laser overcomes stainless steel challenges
The high reflectivity and thermal conductivity of stainless steel pose unique difficulties for labeling. Fiber lasers address these issues through infrared wavelength labeling of the subsurface beneath the oxidized surface. Invisible particles can resist wear and corrosion far beyond other methods.
Tailored for precise marking applications
Medical equipment manufacturers rely on the small spot size of fiber lasers by Fiber laser marking machine for SS, to clearly engrave complex product codes onto implants with resolutions as low as 16 micrometers. The sharp single-mode beam provides identifiers that comply with the US Food and Drug Administration, ensuring readability throughout the device’s lifecycle.
Ensure traceability in automotive manufacturing
The automotive production line requires reliable component identification. Fiber laser meets tracking requirements by micro etching VIN and cross referencing fastener batch numbers, which can still survive in the event of engine hood temperature rise and solvent exposure. Recall responsibility for embedded data protection.
Ensure the legality of food processing facilities
Hygiene requirements prohibit the use of porous adhesive labels on stainless steel equipment. The fiber laser is imprinted with a traceable date code that meets the requirements of the US Food and Drug Administration through non-contact surface conversion. After each year’s autoclave sterilization, the text remains readable to eliminate traditional surface markings.
Provide durability in building applications
Outdoor stainless steel hardware can withstand decades of harsh weather conditions through fiber laser marking. The unaffected black etched beneath the polished surface exceeds the degradation rate of the adhesive label. A searchable database links monument inscriptions with lifelong records without the need for planned renovations.
Factory customized for unique applications
Fiber laser technology has developed solutions for specific applications. Deep etching can engrave hidden identifiers into injection molds. Micro shot peening is used to treat surface hardened areas to improve wear resistance. Multi axis systems mark complex geometric shapes, from complex medical stents to hardware formed through rotational casting.