Laser etching has many benefits compared to conventional glass marking methods. First and foremost is speed. Our laser systems etch logos, artwork, intricate lettering and more on glass and crystal materials—all without using masks or stencils. In fact, by the time you create a stencil, align it on the part, blast the part and remove the stencil, our laser system has already processed an entire batch.
In addition, changes to trademarks and images are just a few keystrokes away. You can import DXF or PCX formatted graphics directly into your system, or switch between standard or reverse image etching within seconds using our LaserGraf software.
Thanks to our glass marking laser systems, you can also:
Eliminate moving parts. Instead of moving the entire marking head like first-generation laser systems do, our machines move the laser beam like a pencil on paper. By integrating the laser’s pulsing capability with ultra-fast, high-resolution galvanometers, we achieve speeds and marking quality that far surpass dot matrix laser markers.
Etch parts on the fly with vision capabilities. Whether etching the same logo on the same part, or marking unique content on consecutive parts, our machines successfully eliminate mark misalignment. Our Vision Part Alignment systems read each part’s orientation on the production line and adjust the etching beam accordingly—significantly increasing your processing speeds.
Process round parts. Our laser systems can even etch round parts like wine bottles, stemware and spheres. The optics’ depth of field accounts for small variations in shape—even during full, 360-degree etching.
Create permanent subsurface marks. By adjusting the laser beam’s focal point, our systems can mark glass below the surface—a capability that has inspired many manufacturers to design and build entirely new product lines. Whether marking the controls on appliances or the symbols on dominoes, these subsurface marks keep part surfaces smooth and free of indentations. You can’t remove these marks—even with acids or grinders.
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