Rocklin Manufacturing Blog

Posted by Ross Rocklin in Rocklin Mfg on 10/5/2022

Once you’ve decided that you want a laser marker instead of another marking process, like dot peen marking or scribe marking, the next decision is: What’s the optimal laser marker for you? This largely depends on three key questions...

  1. What is the size and shape of your parts? Are they small and best suited to a desktop laser marker? Are they round or uneven, benefiting from 3D laser marking? Or do you have larger parts or a mix of parts and want a fully portable laser marking unit?
  2. The next question is how fast do you need to mark? What’s your marking throughput, and could you benefit from automated laser marking? With industrial laser marking wattage options ranging from 20 watts up to 100 watts and higher, high-speed laser engraving is readily available.
  3. The final key question is what material are you laser marking on? Are you laser marking on steel, aluminum, plastic, wood? Do you want to add laser cutting to your laser marking? These questions dictate whether you want to choose a fiber laser marker or a CO2 laser marker. We created the following interactive chart to help you decide:

If you’re ready to explore laser marking, we deliver three high-quality and low-cost options: Portable fiber laser marking with the MobiLase, desktop fiber laser marking with the LaserEvo, and CO2 laser marking with the MarCO2. Simply get in touch for your on-site demo or sample!


Tags: laser marking , laser marker , marking , marking process , dot peen , scribe marking , part marking , desktop laser marker , 3d laser marking , portable laser marking , automated laser marking , automated marking , laser engraving , high-speed laser engraving , materials , steel , aluminum , plastic , wood , co2 laser marker , fiber laser marker

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