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Checkering Wooden Gun Stocks with Laser Engraving Technology

Laser engraving in the firearms industry has been around for decades to identify and track components, such as lower receivers and ammunition. Today, applications can range from simple serial number engravings to full artistic designs covering gun rails, magazines, and rifle stocks. These markings are typically done using a fiber laser. Fiber lasers are the […]

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What is the Difference Between Laser Marking and Engraving Metal?

Laser technology has been around for a long time, allowing manufacturers to develop new ways for assembling and tracking their products. From welding plastics to engraving metals, lasers have found a place in every industry. If you are relatively new to this technology, you are probably wondering what are the differences between laser marking and […]

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System Spotlight: Laser Marking System for Stainless Steel Medical Wires

Laser automation can add a great deal to the overall throughput of a system, ultimately improving your return on investment and minimizing human-related errors. Processing complex materials and shapes typically requires some sort of automation—whether it’s machine vision, robotics, or unique fixtures, our engineers have experience with just about everything. In this system spotlight, our […]

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Creating UID Labels using a Laser Marking System

Unique Identification (UID) marking is a common process adopted by manufacturers for identifying and tracking products after they leave the factory. Initially, the Department of Defense designed the program for government property purchases, but it has since been embraced on a global scale. A large majority of companies choose to directly mark their products while […]

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Laser Cleaning Versus Traditional Methods for Removing Contaminants

Lasers are an incredible technology being used in almost every industry for creating the products people use around the world. Laser cleaning is becoming a popular method for removing thin layers of rust and grime on many types of surfaces. Cleaning surfaces with lasers reduces environmental hazards associated with traditional methods like chemical etching and […]

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A Look Inside a Laser and Photonics Industry Hot Spot

The Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL) at the University of Central Florida has been one of the top optics, photonics and research centers in the world since 1987. Each year, CREOL graduates many engineers and scientists who work on optics, lasers, photonics and related applications. According to a report from […]

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Marking Tough and Temperature-Resistant Polysulfone for Medical Applications

Control Micro Systems (CMS) has been experimenting with marking and cutting different plastics for years and has found a new material—polysulfone—that has good application for the medical marketplace. Polysulfones are in the family of thermoplastics, and are known for toughness and stability at elevated temperatures. Due to the high cost of raw materials and processing, […]

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Video: CMS Laser 2021 Company Overview

This video will give you an overview of the many aspects that make CMS Laser a global leader in advanced laser systems, including our history, mission, capabilities, industries served, application examples, expertise, equipment and facilities. You’ll also get an inside look at our innovative Applications Lab.

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Explore the Many Benefits of Marking Wire Using UV Lasers

When you need to safely and permanently add identifying marks to wire and cable, ultraviolet (UV) lasers are hard to beat. The titanium dioxide typically found in white wire insulation reacts with the UV laser energy to make a black, high-contrast mark on the cable. Other colors of wire insulation can be marked using different […]

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Laser Systems Mark Organic Materials With Precision and Speed

Creating permanent marks on organic materials like wood, leather or paper using laser technology is a common application. But when high production rates, complex automation and precision alignments are required, the job can become more challenging. At Control Micro Systems, Inc. (CMS), we can design and manufacture laser systems to overcome these challenges for any […]

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