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Don’t Buy That Cheap Laser Etching Machine from Amazon

Though laser etching systems have decreased in cost, the price tag can still be a bit daunting. On average, a laser etching system can cost anywhere between $3,000 – $15,000. And once you add customized components, you could be looking at as much as $65,000. That inexpensive laser on Amazon is looking pretty good, right?

Lasers are More Scalable than any Other Parts Marking Method — Here’s Why

Lasers are the top dogs when it comes to parts marking and parts traceability. They are accurate, stable, quick, and flexible. But one major benefit of laser marking? Scalability. Not only are the lasers themselves customizable, but they can be modified for your unique needs. Here are just a few ways,  but there’s many more! 

How do Fiber Lasers Work?

When it comes to parts traceability and laser etching, few methods compare to fiber lasers. Over the past decade or so, fiber laser technology has seen great improvements: the systems are easy to use, require little maintenance, and are more versatile than any other marking method. While the operator experience has simplified, the lasers themselves

Laser Marking or Dot Peen? Which to Choose and Why

Choosing the right marking system is all about application and business needs. This doesn’t mean that one way is right and one is wrong, but there’s always a best choice depending on your product. To help you make your choice, we’re answering one of the most common questions we hear from our clients: “What’s the

CO2 Laser vs. Fiber Laser vs. Ultraviolet— Which is Part Marking Method is Best for You?

Choosing the best marking system for your parts depends on the application and your messaging (marking) requirements. Also, choosing between marking methods can be a tough call as there are trade-offs with each. However, when making any decision, your unique business needs come first. Here, we compare three popular marking methods and the pros and

3 Ways Laser Part Marking Saves You Time and Money

From permanent markers to stamping hammers and marking dies, there are several part marking methods. But when it comes to parts traceability, laser part marking is by far the most advanced and permanent. Despite lasers’ many efficiencies, companies hesitate to make the initial investment. But fear not: lasers have come a long way, and will

Why Lasers are the Key to Parts Traceability

Anyone who distributes products knows the importance of tracking them from creation to final sale. As parts travel through the manufacturing process, they undergo many changes and continue to evolve as they progress down the supply chain. Mapping a part’s “genealogy,” so to speak, is especially important when it comes to individual components. This process

When it Comes to Laser Marking, What a Difference a Couple Decades Make

The barriers to laser marking have narrowed over the last ten years. Lasers were once too expensive, and required extensive training and experience. That’s changed, yet many professionals in need of laser marking systems assume this is still the case. So, if you’re looking for a laser etching/marking or parts traceability solution, we are here