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Technical Blog

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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Save Time and Money With Custom R&D Laser Welding Systems for Plastic Parts

When designing new plastic parts, having the ability to quickly perform welding tests in-house can save significant expense and time. At Control Micro Systems, we can custom-design an R&D laser welding machine that provides maximum flexibility for welding many different types of plastic parts. Laser welding systems can vary in sophistication: They can be as […]

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Explore the Advantages of Plastic Welding Using Laser Technology

Laser welding of plastic polymers has many advantages over traditional welding methods. These benefits allow you to weld complex part designs and path variations without the challenges of other welding methods, such as fixed weld paths, mechanical stress on sensitive parts due to direct contact and a fixed heat input rate. Laser welding overcomes all […]

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Advanced Laser Etching of Cliché Plates With Ultrafast Lasers

Originally invented to print dials on wristwatches, pad printing has become a popular method for marking logos, text and other information on consumer, industrial and medical products. Also known as tampography or tampo printing, pad printing requires four elements: pad, cup or doctor blade, ink, and printing plate (cliché). Like intaglio printing, pad printing requires […]

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