These medical components are manufactured from titanium and finished with an anodised type coating. When a laser marking process is used on titanium, the resulting mark can be between blue and black on the colour chart, and is directly related to the temperature reached during the marking process. The process creates a dark blue-black mark on the surface without removing any material. Character heights are 1.2mm high.
Titanium anodizing, provides products with improved properties compared to those in a raw or “unfinished” state. Test data validates numerous mechanical benefits, and observation with a 10x eyepiece, reveals the levelling effects of the process. Scars from machining and/or de burring are ‘levelled’ into a continuous, smoother, grey-coloured surface. The two most common types of treatment are Type 2 anodizing and colour anodizing.
The information required includes size, batch number for traceability and CE mark details.
In today’s market, these components would be laser marked using Fibre technology. Ideally suited for these kind of materials, the fibre laser can pulse at much higher rates and much higher speeds.
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