Laser Marking and Machining Services
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Located in the ceramic centre of the UK, CoorsTek Crewe (formerly Dynamic Ceramic) has been providing precision engineering ceramic solutions to its worldwide customer base since 1987 to combat wear and corrosion problems. Substantial investment in training and equipment has enabled CoorsTek Crewe to provide additional services such as laser marking, diamond grinding, lapping, honing, and measurement and inspection services.
All Materials – using an almost infinite range of laser parameters, virtually any material can be marked including metals, ceramics (fully dense and porous), plastics, leather, rubber, wood, and cork. The laser marking process is non-contact and is therefore suitable for marking both fragile and tough materials.
Shallow or Deep Engraving – the laser mark can be made to a chosen depth to suit your application ranging from very shallow marking which is undetectable to the touch, to deep 3D laser marks which will still retain excellent definition after years of wear or corrosion. It is also possible to provide markings which are normally invisible but can be seen under special lighting conditions. The depth of the engraving can also be varied within the same mark. Deep laser marking can produce 2D features in moulds or forming tools which are then transferred to mass produced parts.
Logos, Graphics, and Photographs – images can be captured from a variety of sources and processed using specialist graphics software. Once converted to a suitable format for laser marking, the image, logo, or photograph can be reproduced at whatever intensity is required.
Barcodes – Linear and 2D Data Matrix – for automated or semi automated part identification processes, marking for linear barcodes and 2D data matrix symbologies is available with or without man-readable text.
Sequential Serial Numbers – if unique part numbers are required for traceability, the laser marking system can be programmed to mark sequential serial numbers.
Circular Text and Fonts – if the marking area is restricted, text may be applied in a circular or radial format – applied clockwise or counter-clockwise. We are able to change font styles to match your branding requirements.
Rotary Marking – cylinders and shafts may be laser marked around their external surfaces using the rotary axis.
Flat and Curved Services – programmable Z-axis control enables highly focused marking of multi-level flat surfaces in addition to curved surfaces.
Repeatability and Accuracy – Software-controlled laser beam positioning and programmable Z-axis control ensures part-to-part repeat-ability and accuracy.
Express Service – We tailor service levels to match your requirements. Parts can be collected, laser marked, and returned within 24-48 hours – or can be scheduled to match your production requirements.
Typical Applications – We mark parts for several applications including:
- Identification, authentication, and batch or lot traceability for:
- Medical technology
- Graduated scales
- Deep engraving for-high temperature applications
- Business cards in special materials
- Custom jewelry and luxury items
- Personalised gifts
- Promotional materials
Contact one of our applications engineers to discuss your requirement. We will assess your material free of charge to confirm marking parameters.
- Silicon Carbide
- Silicon Nitride
- Machineable Ceramics
- Canning Industry Applications
- Hanger Bearing Applications
- Technox 3000 Welding Location Pins
- Grinding Media
- Wire Industry Applications
- Tube Industry Applications
- Manufacturing Routes
- Extrusion Dies – Technox 500
- Cutting Edges
- Oil Refinery Applications
- Pump & Valve Wear Behaviour
- Solid Handling Wear Parts
- Laser Marking and Machining Services