Not only can laser technology be used for welding, but it can also be utilised for cutting, engraving, and branding objects.
The laser enables you to work on a wide variety of objects by shaving off small amounts of material, creating an incision, or even cutting metals of various thicknesses, producing precise results and unique aesthetic effects in a short amount of time without running the risk of damaging or deforming the various components of the treated object.
How laser marking works
Laser marking takes advantage of the unique properties of the laser to produce accurate and quick results: the laser beam, which is emitted by the marking machine, is sent to a small portion of the surface of the object that has to be engraved, marked, or sliced.
The material that makes up the item receives energy from the laser beam, heat. In this manner, an incision is made, the depth of which might change depending on the requirements.
The same method can be used to produce different kinds of results. For instance, if the object is to be deeply marked rather than just superficially engraved, the laser’s intensity can be increased.
By doing this, an accurate excavation will be created that, unlike markings created using other mechanical methods, may have a minor diameter but is nonetheless profound.
Finally, by repeatedly shining the laser beam on the same surface area, it is possible to cut metal using the same process. By doing so, it is possible to gradually remove larger and larger amounts of material until a cut is made.
The engravings and markings produced by lasers are exceptionally precise and well-defined; the laser enables the creation of thin engravings, the manipulation of delicate or fragile elements of the object, and the operation of surfaces inaccessible to conventional engraving instruments.
But laser engraving’s potential doesn’t end there; using it with specialised software creates remarkably nuanced aesthetic effects.
Since the laser beam that strikes the metal may be tuned to produce results of this kind, it is possible to use the laser to produce bas-reliefs with varied depths or even to change the colour of the beginning material.
The areas where laser marking is used
Numerous metals, including Gold, Silver, Platinum, Steel, Titanium and Palladio, can be marked or cut using laser technology.
And so on. This means that laser marking can be used in a wide range of industrial fields, including goldsmithing, where it can be used to mark all types of jewellery permanently, regardless of their shape or aesthetic qualities, as well as industry, where it can be used in particular to guarantee an object’s traceability over time.
The benefits of laser marking
Numerous benefits are guaranteed by laser marking since it provides excellent results from an aesthetic standpoint.
With no smudges in the incision or abrasions of the treated surface, the laser’s accuracy ensures that the object is engraved or marked precisely and permanently. This makes it possible to work with even priceless and delicate things without running the danger of breaking them and to produce incredibly “clean” results with a high level of detail.