Amazines Free Article Archive
www.amazines.com - Sunday, August 14, 2022
Read about the most recent changes and happenings at Amazines.com
Log into your account or register as a new author. Start submitting your articles right now!
Search our database for articles.
Subscribe to receive articles emailed straight to your email account. You may choose multiple categories.
View our newest articles submitted by our authors.
View our most top rated articles rated by our visitors.
* Please note that this is NOT the ARTICLE manager
Add a new EZINE, or manage your EZINE submission.
Add fresh, free web content to your site such as newest articles, web tools, and quotes with a single piece of code!
Home What's New? Submit/Manage Articles Latest Posts Top Rated Article Search
Google
Subscriptions Manage Ezines
CATEGORIES
 Article Archive
 Advertising (133525)
 Advice (161581)
 Affiliate Programs (34788)
 Art and Culture (73842)
 Automotive (145681)
 Blogs (75446)
 Boating (9851)
 Books (17221)
 Buddhism (4129)
 Business (1330086)
 Business News (426438)
 Business Opportunities (366485)
 Camping (10971)
 Career (72777)
 Christianity (15845)
 Collecting (11639)
 Communication (115072)
 Computers (241922)
 Construction (38939)
 Consumer (49947)
 Cooking (17079)
 Copywriting (6732)
 Crafts (18205)
 Cuisine (7548)
 Current Affairs (20308)
 Dating (45902)
 EBooks (19700)
 E-Commerce (48247)
 Education (185377)
 Electronics (83517)
 Email (6439)
 Entertainment (159838)
 Environment (28923)
 Ezine (3040)
 Ezine Publishing (5452)
 Ezine Sites (1550)
 Family & Parenting (110929)
 Fashion & Cosmetics (196540)
 Female Entrepreneurs (11851)
 Feng Shui (132)
 Finance & Investment (310511)
 Fitness (106443)
 Food & Beverages (63012)
 Free Web Resources (7939)
 Gambling (30227)
 Gardening (25194)
 Government (10512)
 Health (629911)
 Hinduism (2206)
 Hobbies (44080)
 Home Business (91593)
 Home Improvement (251150)
 Home Repair (46217)
 Humor (4717)
 Import - Export (5456)
 Insurance (45104)
 Interior Design (29591)
 International Property (3488)
 Internet (191011)
 Internet Marketing (146666)
 Investment (22859)
 Islam (1161)
 Judaism (1352)
 Law (80455)
 Link Popularity (4596)
 Manufacturing (20902)
 Marketing (99276)
 MLM (14140)
 Motivation (18232)
 Music (26999)
 New to the Internet (9497)
 Non-Profit Organizations (4048)
 Online Shopping (129728)
 Organizing (7809)
 Party Ideas (11853)
 Pets (38072)
 Poetry (2229)
 Press Release (12687)
 Public Speaking (5640)
 Publishing (7561)
 Quotes (2407)
 Real Estate (126617)
 Recreation & Leisure (95461)
 Relationships (87650)
 Research (16180)
 Sales (80346)
 Science & Technology (110281)
 Search Engines (23497)
 Self Improvement (153287)
 Seniors (6217)
 Sexuality (35998)
 Small Business (49289)
 Software (83018)
 Spiritual (23482)
 Sports (116150)
 Tax (7661)
 Telecommuting (34073)
 Travel & Tourism (308186)
 UK Property Investment (3122)
 Video Games (13382)
 Web Traffic (11764)
 Website Design (56892)
 Website Promotion (36618)
 World News (1000+)
 Writing (35839)
Author Spotlight
ROBERT HOWARD

The Word of God is as, “Sweet as Honey”. God has Taken Me Through a Whole Lot of Things...more
RAM SEWAK

Myself Ram Sewak possessing indepth domain experience of more than 10 years in SEO, SEM, Web Develop...more
AREESH ISHTIAQ

Areesh Ishtiaq a Top Rated SEO and Digital Marketing Guru on Upwork, working as a project manager fo...more
GRAEME DIXON

About Octopus Intelligence We provide greater certainty with excellent global Commercial Compe...more
DESIGNPLUZ DIGITALAGENCY

Designpluz has steadily matured from a passionate graphics design start-up, into a full service digi...more


Different forms of laser services by Innes Donaldson





Different forms of laser services by
Article Posted: 12/05/2016
Article Views: 430
Articles Written: 1735
Word Count: 485
Article Votes: 0
AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Different forms of laser services


 
Advice,Business,Consumer
Different forms of laser services

Laser Engraving

This is the most common term and simply defined, means that in the process of creating the mark, material is removed or vaporized during the process. An example in our business is CO2 laser engraving plastic for signage. This is often a two-ply plastic with one color called the "cap" laminated to a contrasting color called the "core". The engraving process removes the cap and exposes the core to create a sign that has an attractive look. There is also engraving in the processing of metals. Typically used to guarantee permanence, material is removed to create depth. Usually this is a process reserved for 1,064nm wavelength lasers (YAG for example) as those types of lasers couple well with metals. When engraving metals this way the laser is breaking the machined surface of the object, so oxidation or rusting can occur as a result. This would be a question at the time of feasibility testing. "Do you want depth? If so do you realize that the base material could oxidize? Depending on the answer the next option might be Laser Marking.

Laser Marking

Annealing or precipitation marking is commonly used when processing metal items where the surface of the part must stay intact. Often items like surgical implants, surgical instruments or high precision bearings require this type of marking. With laser marking, the heat of the laser actually redistributes the carbon in the material to create a jet black mark with only micron level surface disruption. If done correctly there will be no oxidation or rusting even under salt spray tests or autoclaving. Some plastics like ABS and Delrin also allow for a nice contrast when processed with a 1,064nm laser. If you processed the same material with a CO2 laser you would get an engraved marked with no contrast. This is all a matter of wavelength and how it reacts to the material OR the pigment in the material.

Laser Cutting

This is sometimes confused with laser engraving but really means totally sectioning a piece or cutting shapes directly through material. Most laser cutting is performed with CO2 lasers as again they interact with the material rather than the pigment within the material. We work a lot with acrylics which can be used for signage, retail displays and many other applications. While cutting, special attention is taken for smooth cuts and what is a called "flame polished edges". There are times where high powered, pulse YAGs are used for metal cutting but even with these materials, high powered CO2's seem to do the best job. In the cutting world, the other Laser technology that is used is water jetting which also does a nice job on metal and stone. Cutting does not always mean thick materials though. Other common Laser applications are paper cutting, leather sectioning and even things like gasket Cutting.

Related Articles - Laser, Laser Cutting, Laser Cutting Services,

Email this Article to a Friend!

Receive Articles like this one direct to your email box!
Subscribe for free today!

 Rate This Article  
Completely useless, should be removed from directory.
Minimal useful information.
Decent and informative.
Great article, very informative and helpful.
A 'Must Read'.

 

Do you Agree or Disagree? Have a Comment? POST IT!

 Reader Opinions 
Submit your comments and they will be posted here.
Make this comment or to the Author only:
Name:
Email:
*Your email will NOT be posted. This is for administrative purposes only.
Comments: *Your Comments WILL be posted to the AUTHOR ONLY if you select PRIVATE and to this PUBLIC PAGE if you select PUBLIC, so write accordingly.
 
Please enter the code in the image:



 Author Login 
LOGIN
Register for Author Account

 

Advertiser Login

 

ADVERTISE HERE NOW!
   Limited Time $60 Offer!
   90  Days-1.5 Million Views  

 

Great Paranormal Romance


STEPHEN BYE

Steve Bye is currently a fiction writer, who published his first novel, ‘Looking Forward Through the...more
LAURA JEEVES

At LeadGenerators, we specialise in content-led Online Marketing Strategies for our clients in the t...more
GENE MYERS

Author of four books and two screenplays; frequent magazine contributor. I have four other books "in...more
SHALINI MITTAL

A postgraduate in Fashion Technology. Shalini is a writer at heart! Writing for her is an expression...more
ALEX BELSEY

I am the editor of QUAY Magazine, a B2B publication based in the South West of the UK. I am also the...more
ADRIAN JOELE

I have been involved in nutrition and weight management for over 12 years and I like to share my kn...more
STEVERT MCKENZIE

Stevert Mckenzie, Travel Enthusiast. ...more
TIM FAY

After 60-plus years of living I am just trying to pass down some of the information that I have lear...more
WILLIAM BUCHANAN

William Buchanan has worked in the fields of marketing, advertising, and marketing research for almo...more
SUSAN FRIESEN

Susan Friesen, founder of the award-winning web development and digital marketing firm eVision Media...more

HomeLinksAbout UsContact UsTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyFAQResources
Copyright © 2022, All rights reserved.
Some pages may contain portions of text relating to certain topics obtained from wikipedia.org under the GNU FDL license