The parts were marked with a 20 watt q-switched ytterbium fiber laser and 160 mm focal length lens. The parts were surface etched to remove a layer of material and create a brightly contrasting mark.

Process Parameters:

Material: Carbide
Power: 8 Watts
Method used: Surface Etch
Frequency: 35 kHz
Depth: Surface
Speed: 20 inch/sec
Laser Type: Q-Switched Fiber Laser
Focal Length Lens: 160mm
Cycle Time: Large Text – 1.03 seconds
Small Text – 0.24 seconds