High precision laser marking services here in the UK
Laser Marker Enclosures
We design and develop bespoke laser marking enclosures. Whether your laser marker is integrated or free standing, we can design an enclosure to suit your needs. Laser markers, PC, automatic loading and automatic doors are all but a few of our custom included features.
Production Line Marking
Are you looking to improve your production lines? Adding an integrated laser marker could be the answer. With the option of ‘On The Fly Marking’ our integrated laser markers, provide the ability to mark components as they pass on a conveyor, this increasing production time & quality.
Product Laser Marking
Customers often require their own designs to be marked onto their own components. This is with the use of our in house laser marker, which provides a high quality, sub contract laser marking service. Get in touch for a quote on our laser marking service.
Custom Bespoke Designs
Our team of skilled engineers, create custom and bespoke designs, tailored to customer needs. These can range from custom labels for machinery; custom panels for electrical cabinets, name plates and component markings.
We can mark anything.
Our Markers are designed to meet customer needs
Over the years at STT we have been constantly evolving, exploring new ways to improve and expand our services, in turn, improving the overall quality of our work. Adding laser marking to our caliber has certainly helped us achieve this.
We offer an extensive range of in house laser marking, customer designs or custom designs by STT. not only do we mark in house, we produce integrated and free standing laser markers and enclosures, designed to meet customer specifications
Frequently Asked Questions
Laser marking is the process of marking or labeling with a laser beam. There are different types of laser marking, including engraving, removing, staining, annealing and foaming. Depending on the material and desired quality, each individual procedure has its own advantages and downfalls when marking and labeling.
- High-precision marking at constant quality
- High marking speed
- Durable marking
Stainless steel, aluminum, gold, silver, titanium, bronze, platinum or copper.
ABS, polycarbonate, polyamide, PMMA or plastics with laser additives.
- Other materials
Foils and films, Laminates, Paints.
- Annealing marking
Annealing marking is a special type of laser etching for metals. The heat produced by the laser beam sparks an oxidation process beneath the material surface, resulting in a colour change on the metal surface.
- Laser staining
During laser staining, the heat generated by the laser beam causes a chemical reaction in the material. This will produce different colour shades depending on the chemical composition of the material being marked. If a light plastic is discoloured during laser etching, for example, soot particles may be produced which create a dark marking on the material.
- Laser engraving
During laser engraving, the surface of the material is melted and evaporated by the laser beam. Consequently, the material is removed by the laser beam, and the impression left on the surface of the material is the engraving.
- Laser removing
During laser removing, the laser beam removes the top coats applied to the substrate, and a contrast is produced as a result of the different colours of top coat and substrate. Materials that are commonly subject to laser removing including anodised aluminium, foils and films, coated metals and laminates.
- Laser foaming
During laser foaming, the laser beam melts the workpiece, producing gas bubbles in the material which reflect the light diffusely. This means the marking will be lighter than the areas which have not been etched. This type of laser marking is generally used for dark plastics.
Carbonising enables strong contrasts on bright surfaces. During the carbonising process the laser heats up the surface of the material (minimum 100° C) and oxygen, hydrogen or a combination of both gases is emitted. What’s left is a darkened area with higher carbon concentration. Carbonising can be used for polymers or bio-polymers such as wood or leather. Since carbonising always leads to dark marks, the contrast on dark materials will be rather minimal.
See Our Laser Marking Capabilities
Here is the specification on our laser marker MD-X1520C.
- Table Size: 310mm x 310mm
- +/-20mm range from set pointer
- 3-D shape marking
- Built in 2-D code reader
- Versatile material marking: Metals, Plastics, Resins
See some of our work
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