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Laser Washing Sheds New Light on Occupational Safety in the Textile Industry Sandblasting: The Source of Distress in Garment Processing “Sandblasting is so fatal; it’s a totally unnecessary process”, states Sam Maher,Read More…

Laser Cleaning Techniques in Industrial Applications

Modern Laser Cleaning Techniques For centuries, the techniques and equipment used for surface cleaning or renewal in industrial applica­tions have remained the same. Yet the demand for improvements has grown in recentRead More…

The Battle Against Rust a $3 Billion Problem for the Navy

It’s a $6 billion scourge that afflicts Navy destroyers, cruise ships and historic vessels like the Queen Mary without fear or favor. It’s such a problem that professional organizations and conferences areRead More…

10 Advantages of Laser Cleaning

Top Ten Reasons Cleantech Will Lead Laser Cleaning & Ablation For Industrial Applications 1. Addresses Worldwide EPA and Chemical Containment Issues: Dispersed debris during cleaning processes is controlled and collected to reduceRead More…

Pros & Cons of Laser Cleaning and Abrasive Blasting in Surface Preparation

Laser Cleaning (also known as Laser Blasting) vs. Abrasive Blasting are some of the most common equipment options in processes for surface conditioning needs. Abrasive blasting is constituted in either sandblasting, beadRead More…

702

Material:  Copper Method Used:  etch Depth:  <.002 Laser Type:  20 Watt Q-Switch Fiber Laser Focal Length Lens:  160mm Power: 50%-98% Frequency: 20 kHz- 50 kHz Speed: 10 – 25 inches per second Passes: 2 Cycle Time:Read More…

703

Material:  Composite Method Used:  Cutting Depth:  Through Laser Type:  CO2 Focal Length Lens:  300mm Power: 25% ~ 25 Watts Frequency: 5 kHz Speed: 25" per sec Passes: 3 Cycle Time: 0.422 seconds The samples were cutRead More…

705

Material:  Acrylic Method Used:  etch Depth:  <.002 Laser Type:  20 Watt CW Fiber Laser Focal Length Lens:  254mm Power: 40% Speed: 10 inches per second Passes: 2 Cycle Time: 50.5 seconds Samples were processed using aRead More…

706

Material:  PET Method Used:  Cutting Depth:  Through Laser Type:  CO2 200W Focal Length Lens:  3.75" lens Power: ~50 Watts Frequency: 4 kHz Speed: 200mm per sec Passes: 1 The samples were cut using the 200Read More…

707

Material:  Foam Method Used:  Cutting Depth:  Kiss & (Through) Laser Type:  CO2 Focal Length Lens:  3.75" Power: 40 Watts (60 Watts) Frequency: 3 kHz (3 kHz) Modulated Speed: 300mm (300mm) Passes: 1 The samples wereRead More…

Acrylic Laser Cutting

Material:  Acrylic Black & (Clear) Method Used:  Cutting Depth:  Through Laser Type:  CO2 Focal Length Lens:  5.00″ Power: 150 watts (200 watts) Frequency: 5 kHz Speed: 10mm/sec (5mm/sec) Passes: 1 The samples were processed usingRead More…

709

Material:  Acrylic with protection tape Method Used:  laser cut Depth:  Through Laser Type:  250W CW CO2 laser Focal Length Lens:  5′ Power: 100% (250W average) Frequency: 10kHz modulated Speed: 250mm/sec Passes: 1 Sample was cutRead More…

Laser cutting cardboard application

Material:  Cardboard Method Used:  Laser Cutting Depth:  Through Laser Type:  CO2 Focal Length Lens:  5″ Power: 200 Watts Frequency: 1-10 kHz (Modulated) Speed: 20-50mm Passes: 1 The samples were cut using the SBM 1200FL cuttingRead More…

694

Material:  pills Power:  20% Method Used:  Etch Frequency:  30KHz Depth:  <.001 Speed:  10 inches per second Laser Type:  20 Watt Q-Switch Fiber Laser Passes: 1 Focal Length Lens:  160mm Cycle Time:  1.328sec Samples were processed usingRead More…

695

Material:  Titanium Method Used:  Annealing Depth:  Surface Laser Type:  Pulsed Fiber Focal Length Lens:  160mm Power: 95% Frequency: 30 kHz Speed: 1" per sec Passes: 12 Cycle Time: 26.52 seconds The samples were processed using theRead More…

696

Material:  Carbon Pieces – 2nd Trial Method Used:  Etch Depth:  <.002 Laser Type:  20 watt Q-Switch Fiber Laser Focal Length Lens:  160mm Power: 100% Frequency: 20kHz Speed: 10 inches per second Passes: 9 Cycle Time: 57Read More…

697

Material:  aluminum Method Used:  etch Depth:  < 3mm Laser Type:  20 Watt Q-Switch Fiber Laser Focal Length Lens:  160mm Power: 100% Frequency: 20 kHz Speed: 10 inches per second Passes: 600 Cycle Time: 10 mins SamplesRead More…

698

Material:  Black Polypropylene Method Used:  Etch Depth:  <.001 Laser Type:  20 watt Q-Switch Fiber Laser Focal Length Lens:  160mm Power: 30 – 100% Frequency: 20kHz Speed: 26 – 60 inches per second Passes: 1 Cycle Time:Read More…

699

Material:  Glass Method Used:  laser marking Depth:  Surface Laser Type:  100W CW CO2 (10.6um) Focal Length Lens:  300mm Power: 10% Frequency: 5kHz modulated Speed: 500mm/sec Passes: 5 Cycle Time: 1.5sec

700

Material:  Steel Method Used:  etch Depth:  >.003 Laser Type:  20 Watt Q-Switch Fiber Laser Focal Length Lens:  160mm Power: 98% Frequency: 20 kHz Speed: 15 inches per second Passes: 20 Cycle Time: 1176 seconds Samples wereRead More…

701

Material:  Plastic Method Used:  etch Depth:  <.001 Laser Type:  20 Watt Q-Switch Fiber Laser Focal Length Lens:  160mm Power: 57% Frequency: 20 kHz Speed: 20 inches per second Passes: 1 Cycle Time: 9.98 seconds Samples wereRead More…

681

Material:  Steel Power:  100% Method Used:  Laser annealing Frequency:  55kHz Depth:  Surface Speed:  300mm/sec Laser Type:  Pulsed fiber laser (1064nm, 1mJ @ 20kHz) Passes: 2 Focal Length Lens:  100mm Cycle Time:  104sec   Sample was markedRead More…

682

Material:  Chromed steel Power:  100% Method Used:  Laser annealing Frequency:  80kHz Depth:  Surface Speed:  600mm/sec Laser Type:  Pulsed fiber laser (1064nm, 1mJ @ 20kHz) Passes: 2 Focal Length Lens:  420mm Cycle Time:   7.8sec Sample was processedRead More…

683

Material:  aluminum Power:  50% Method Used:  etch Frequency:  35kHz Depth:  <.002 Speed:  25 inches per second Laser Type:  20 Watt Q-Switch Fiber Laser Passes: 1 Focal Length Lens:  160mm Cycle Time:  15.6 seconds Sample was processedRead More…

684

Sample was processed using a 20 watt Q-switched fiber laser through a 160mm F-theta lens.

685

Sample was processed using a 20 watt Q-switched fiber laser through a 160mm F-theta lens.

686

Material: Stainless steel and gold   Power: 95%   Method Used: etch   Frequency: 20 kHz   Depth: <.001   Speed: 10 inches per second   Laser Type: 20 Watt Q-Switch FiberRead More…

687

Sample was processed using a 20 watt Q-switched fiber laser through a 160mm F-theta lens.

689

Material: stainless steel   Power: 98%   Method Used: annealed   Frequency: 35 kHz   Depth: <.001   Speed: 5 inches per second   Laser Type: 20 Watt Q-Switch Fiber Laser  Read More…

680

Material:  Stainless steel Power:  80% Method Used:  laser annealing Frequency:  55kHz Depth:  Surface Speed:  400mm/sec Laser Type:  Pulsed fiber laser (1064nm, 1mJ @ 20kHz) Passes: 3 Focal Length Lens:  160mm Cycle Time:  282sec Stainless steel plateRead More…

630

A laser etched aluminum tool Process Parameters: Material: Aluminum Power: 12 Watts Method used: Surface Etch Frequency: 25 kHz Depth: Surface Speed: 10 inch/sec Laser Type: Q-Switched Fiber Laser Focal Length Lens:Read More…

647

This part was engraved with a 20 watt q-switched ytterbium fiber laser and 160 mm focal length lens. The 160mm focal length lens has a working distance of 176mm from lens toRead More…

664

Laser marking of a simple flower pattern onto glass with a mirrored background using a CO2 laser (mirror laser marking).    

631

The part was marked using a 20Watt Fiber Laser Marking System

649

Leather cutting for shoe patterns: The leather for this pair of ladies shoes was laser cut.

665

Laser engraving / burning wood model and or seriel numbers on Cabinet doors and drawer faces. 30 W @ 100% and 100-150 mm/sec. Various size cabinet doors were laser marked using the Fantom 30Read More…

632

The part was laser marked with a 20 watt q-switched ytterbium fiber laser and 160 mm focal length lens. Process Parameters: Material: Aluminum Power: 12 Watts Method used: Surface Etch Frequency: 25 kHz Depth:Read More…

650

Glass marking was done using a CO2 laser system. The image was pulled from a photo of a tiger. The application processing produced a high quality glass etched product.

666

All three different wood parts were marked with the same parameters. Markings No.1 and No.2 (green numbers on the picture above) are different only in sizes and, therefore, in cycle times. MarkingRead More…

633

Medical Device Marking: The part was laser marked using a 20 watt q-switched ytterbium fiber laser with 420 mm focal length lens, having a working distance of 493mm. Gloves were used to handleRead More…

651

Large format metal laser cutting detail: This sheet of metal was laser cut using the SBM1200FL; equiped with a fiber laser. Please contact us for more information.

667

Laser cutting of the dashboard inset shapes were done at a low cutting speed to improve edge quality. The sample could be cut at a much faster speed, but at the sacrificeRead More…

634

Laser marking of the tool steel was accomplished with a 20 Watt fiber laser marking system. The tool steel was marked with dark marks, duplicating the example pieces sent to us. The part wasRead More…

652

Laser cutting an aluminum sheeting to produce a very detailed Florida cut-out. The cut-out was also laser marked with a company logo.  

668

Laser marking of wooden door frames using a CO2 laser. Marked text was reorganized into 2 lines, so it could fit into single working field of the recommended system (which is about 200x200mm). OtherRead More…

619

This part was marked using a 10 watt q-switched ytterbium fiber laser with 160 mm focal length lens. The part was surface etched, to create contrasting marks. Material: Carbide Steel Method used: SurfaceRead More…

635

Process Parameters: Large Parts – Dark Coating, Light Etch Material: Steel Power: 17 Watt Method used: Etching Frequency: 80 kHz Depth: Surface Speed: 3 inchsec Laser Type: Q-Switched Fiber Laser Focal Length Lens:Read More…

653

Laser cutting of this sawtooth was created using the SMB1200FL fiber laser cutting system.

670

Deep engraving was done on this red brick sample to show the capabilities of using CO2 lasers for engraving purposes. The depth and speed at which the process can be done simplyRead More…

620

The part was marked using a 20 watt q-switched ytterbium fiber laser with 160mm focal length lens. The small and medium drill bits were surface annealed at approximately 17 watts of power,Read More…

636

Process Parameters: Small Parts – Dark Coating, Light Etch Material: Steel Power: 17 Watt Method used: Etching Frequency: 80 kHz Depth: Surface Speed: 3 inchsec Laser Type: Q-Switched Fiber Laser Focal LengthRead More…

654

Laser etching or marking a pagoda image/picture on a tile using a CO2 laser.

671

Laser engraving of this wooden block sample was done using a 100 watt CO2 laser through a 300mm lens. Sample Name: wood brick Working Distance: 220mm Material: wood Power: 60%-98% Method Used: LaserRead More…

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The samples were marked using a 20 watt q-switched ytterbium fiber laser with 160 mm focal length lens. The carbide parts were surface etched, to create brightly contrasting light marks on theRead More…