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Master marksmanship

Master marksmanship
Laser engraving on firearms and tactical weapons includes serialization and customization by Susan Woods, managing editor       Gun owners have been adding personal touches with decorative artwork and embellishments to their guns since the development of firearms. In the 16th century, artistic efforts in marking firearms began to advance greatly.   According to the Engravers Journal, Read full article >>

Mother Nature approved

Mother Nature approved
Understanding the positive environmental impact of laser marking by Aaron Grimes, national sales and global product manager, Tykma Electrox       As many manufacturers know, the practical and financial benefits of laser marking systems are wide ranging. Not only do these systems offer a variety of marking capabilities, they can also be put to use on a variety of materials in a diverse Read full article >>

Craftsmanship with a cause

Craftsmanship with a cause
A Maryland-based company brings a bigger laser into the job shop. Business soars; donations follow by Jimmy Myers, senior editor       Jay Selway spent nearly two decades in an office job. The graphic designer worked his way up the ladder, eventually becoming a creative director. He admits he wasn’t entirely happy in that career, so he did something about it a couple of years ago that Read full article >>

Rx for laser marking

Rx for laser marking
Bringing its laser marking in-house allows medical equipment manufacturer to gain huge ROI by Heidi Schaer, marketing manager, RMI Laser       From surgical tools to personal patient products, the amount of equipment required in a hospital is staggering. Unsurprisingly, that inventory moves throughout a medical facility at a dizzying pace. To keep track of it, bar codes must be placed on Read full article >>

Grade A engraving

Grade A engraving
Application focused DPSS laser outshines industry favorite fiber laser counterpart when marking components by Marin Iliev, R&D manager, RMI Laser     No doubt fiber lasers are the most common choice in the industry today due to their monolithic design, close to diffraction limited beam quality, low operational cost and large average power capabilities. In the engraving sector, fiber lasers Read full article >>

Fiber is the Star

Fiber is the Star
Driven by R&D and customer service, LaserStar Technologies has turned its Florida facility into a manufacturing operation by Susan Woods, senior editor   Quality service is required to be competitive in the laser market for marking, cutting and welding. For LaserStar Technologies, “the key is always understanding and working closely with the customer to define their expectations in the Read full article >>

Put A Ring On It

Put A Ring On It
When a major supplier to the chain mail supply industry expanded into laser engraving, automation was a necessary component by Abbe Miller, editor-in-chief   The goal for ambitious product producers is to gain as much market share as possible. Those that do, rise to the top by keeping their thumb on the needs of the industry to develop products superior to those of their competition. But what Read full article >>

Proven for Aerospace

Proven for Aerospace
Laser marking advancements make the grade for aerospace parts manufacturingby Steve Hahn, CEO, RMI Laser and Jensen Huddleston, contributing author   Laser marking was once a technology that received push-back from the aerospace industry for being too damaging on parts with strict damage irregularity standards. Today, however, it is becoming widely used in aerospace parts manufacturing thanks Read full article >>

Tackling common metal marking applications


Tackling common metal marking applications

As fiber laser technology evolves, it edges out traditional YAG marking methods By Bob Henry, FiberMark product manager, Epilog Laser Today, in nearly every industry, there is an increasing demand for cost-effective metal marking solutions. Whether manufacturers need to mark parts with unique identification (UID) marks for tracking purposes, mark barcodes for serialization regulations, or even Read full article >>

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