How to create a reliable laser marking on medical stainless steel devices?

In view of its optimum compatibility with the identification requirements in medical technology, laser technology represents the perfect solution for marking medical devices made of virtually any material.

However, the identification of stainless steel medical products poses its own challenges for manufacturers: Are laser markings corrosion-resistant? Does the passivation influence legibility and contrast? Will the marking withstand the stresses of the product life-cycle? What most do not know: It is possible to laser mark stainless steel reliably and in compliance with medical standards. Especially with the comparatively low-priced fiber laser markers. What it needs is the appropriate expertise and a specialist coordination of all laser parameters with the product-specific requirements as well as the product life-cycle. 

HELP: More than laser marking

FOBA provides a process solution rather than a system solution for product marking. The three stage laser marking process HELP (Holistic Enhanced Laser Process) includes the part validation prior to marking and code verification after marking, and helps manufacturers to apply all traceability codes repeatedly and reliably. All that is required are a FOBA laser marking system with integrated FOBA vision technology.

Part validation, Pre-mark verification, automatic mark alignment

Laser marking

Mark verification, Optical Character Verification (OCV), code validation and code reading

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