Laser engraving medical and surgical instruments

Fiber lasers are ideal for laser engraving of medical and surgical instruments. Here the surface is processed to depths of 0.3 - 0.5 mm. Marker lasers are able to produce clearly identifiable structures from sizes of 1 mm in materials such as steel, precious metals and many types of plastics with minimal laser power, without the need for complex operations or environmentally unfriendly materials. The marking lasers work with a fixed laser source, which sends the laser light through a fiber to two mirrors. The mirrors move the laser beam over the material with great precision to realize the required pattern. By using a focus lens there is a small height in which the laser can effectively bring its heat into the product, which makes the laser safe to use. Outside this range, the laser strength is too low to cause damage to other materials.
The markings can not be removed from the object other than to completely sharpen out of the object. Marking with this laser is corrosion resistant, because they are marked in the existing material. No glue layer additives are needed that can come loose or dissolve.
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Applications overview

More and more products need to be traceable during this time, for logistical, maintenance and safety reasons. Tracing parts and products starts with the introduction of a number that is recognizable and unique to the organization. Especially in this application, marking lasers are an exceptional addition for companies and hospitals. Surgical instruments and implants used in the medical sector are made of materials with a very high quality. Accurate identification of, for example, medical instruments and hearing aids, with barcodes and serial numbers, is necessary. Such markings must be accurate, permanent and indelible in order to meet the demands of daily life in the medical world.

Permanent and durable identification

Marking with a laser meets these requirements. It offers durable and durable identification in color change, without affecting the surface structure of the material. In addition, the marking is free of rough edges, in which bacteria could accumulate. Your medical instruments are guaranteed to be sterile.

Suitable materials

You can use MetaQuip marking lasers to mark metal, plastic, ceramics and many other materials used in the medical sector. We are happy to carry out a free material test for you.

MetaQuip's Fiber laser laser engraving machines

For marking medical materials, such as metal surgical tools, which are often made of titanium, stainless steel or other metals, a 20W model is the most suitable. The choice for an open or closed bed application depends on the location where the laser can be installed. If the laser can be placed in an enclosed space where an indication sign or signal lamp indicates when it is in use and the operator is wearing protective laser glasses, there are no risks for the use.

Fiber lasers require little or no maintenance. The laser source has an expected lifespan of 100k burning hours which will be easily achieved under normal circumstances. There are few or no moving parts that require service or maintenance. The supplied computer works standalone, is provided with official Windows and marking software and will not require an update.

There are, apart from deliberately destroying, little or no possibility to damage the marking laser or interfere with use. If the laser is correctly started, the laser is ready to be used quickly and safely.

Suitable laser machines

Closed fiber laser models

Maximum safety for your operator, when the laser is on, the operator can never be exposed to laser light.

Open Fiber laser

Open fiber laser with integrated PC with laser engraving software. Class 4 laser machine. You should always use certified laser glasses with these machines.
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Laser engraving medical and surgical instruments was last modified: January 5th, 2019 by Coen Lauwerijssen