Ultra-short pulse laser marking system with laser control unit and supply unit. - © ALLTEC

New ultra-short pulse laser

FOBA's new F.0100-ir marking system from Alltec, Selmsdorf, promises deep black markings on medical stainless steel, titanium or plastics with high precision due to its variably adjustable pulse width at 10 W laser power.

According to the manufacturer, the ultra-short pulse laser marks in the deepest, matt and non-reflective black without generating high heat input on the workpiece. Even through further processing steps, such as passivation, the marking should remain reliably legible and corrosion-resistant. Due to the very short pulses down to the femtosecond range, in combination with high pulse energies, various stainless steels, titanium and different plastics can be marked.

"Our laser system offers variably adjustable pulse widths for specific material requirements. This is not a matter of course in the ultrashort range," says Philipp Febel, Director Product Management. "The laser head is so compact that we can integrate it into our M-Series marking workstations. And that, in turn, is often a prerequisite with our customers," Febel explains further. Since the system is also air-cooled and requires hardly any consumables, it promises the lowest possible maintenance. In addition, the high marking speed and the combination with FOBA's established camera and software solutions should enable lean and economical part production.

FOBA offers interested users sample markings with the new UKP marking system. Marking applications from medical device manufacturing, automotive component production or electronics are suitable. Materials that are usually marked with other wavelengths such as UV can also be considered.