How to choose the right laser marking machine

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There are many laser marking machines to choose from, but which one is the right one for you? It all depends on the material you work with, the accuracy, the speed and much more. Here are a few tips on how to choose the right laser marking machine:

 

Materials

The first thing to look at when deciding on a laser marking machine is the material that is being marked. In this case, the fibre laser and the CO₂ laser are both equally matched in marking soft and hard materials. There is a fibre laser marking machine specifically suited to making deep markings in metal, however, the CO₂ laser marking machine is known for its power and ability to easily mark metals. The CO₂ laser machine is also a good choice for marking shoes and other soft materials.

 

Depth

As mentioned above, there is a fibre laser marking machine specifically designed to make deep markings in metal. The depth of these marking machines reaches 0.5mm. The strength of most CO₂ laser marking machines will allow them to create deep markings in many materials. the CO₂ laser marking machine is also capable of creating deep markings with smooth edges.

 

Speed

Speed is a big factor in deciding on a laser marking machine. If you are running a business that does a lot of marking, then you’ll need a machine that is quick and accurate. If you need a machine, but that machine will not be needed all the time then a very fast machine is not a necessity. CO₂ laser marking machines are useful for fast and precise work. However, there are a few fibre laser marking machines that are capable of high speeds. There is also another fibre marking machine that can run for up to 24 hours, perfect for a business that is in constant need of a marking machine.