Foba

Foba Y.1000

The new 100-Watt fibre laser FOBA Y.1000 operates up to 40 percent faster than common 50-Watt lasers and allows for marking substrates that are usually difficult to mark with other models

M3000-UV

At the Fakuma, the international exhibition for plastics processing in Friedrichshafen, Germany, FOBA will be showcasing special marking solutions for different plastics

FEATURE

Making a mark

New regulations on unique device identifiers for medical equipment and implants are being phased in by the US Food and Drug Administration, codes that are best marked with a laser, as Rachel Berkowitz finds out

HELP (Holistic Enhanced Laser Process)

Lasers are used in different ways for processing medical devices. Laser marking machines with integrated vision systems emerged as an effective means of identifying medical components, e.g. for marking UDI compliant codes.

Innovative laser technology has become the preferred solution for marking medical devices as it enables medical device manufacturers to overcome marking challenges.

Analysis and opinion
Feature

After the international laser technology congress AKL, in Aachen in May, Matthew Dale learned that dramatic increases in power are on the horizon for ultrafast lasers

Feature

Greg Blackman finds that new EU PPE regulations mean that laser safety eyewear must have an operational lifespan, a change that will impact manufacturers and users alike

Feature

Keely Portway looks at how digitally networked laser machines, along with additive systems, will help improve production efficiency in the factories of the future