Laser marking

1What powers can a laser marking machine have?
Laser marking machines are classified into three types according to their power. They are available in 20W, 30W and 50W. Depending on what work or material you want to apply, one power or another will be suitable.
2In which industries can laser marking be applied?
Laser marking can be applied in different industries due to the versatility of the machines. Some examples of industries where laser marking is frequently used are: automotive, jewelry, aeronautics, customization of objects and the food industry. This number of sectors will increase over the years due to all the advantages they provide within the production phases.
3What is the difference between laser marking and laser engraving?
It is common that sometimes these two concepts are mixed up, but there are certain differences. Each type of process has its own applications and attributes that make them more suitable for some jobs than others. In conclusion, we can say that laser marking allows a design or code to be placed with little or no penetration and laser engraving does the same, but with more obvious penetration below the surface of the material. Some laser equipment can perform both processes just by changing the machine configuration or laser power.
4What materials can I laser mark?
We can mark different materials depending on the power of the machine. But even so, the repertoire of objects that can be marked by a laser marking machine is too high. It can be said that the amount of applicable materials will depend on the creativity of the operator. Examples of such materials include: rings, precious metals, wood, electronic cigarettes, cell phone cases, machine identification plates, knives, electronic equipment or QR codes for traceability.
5Is experience required to use the laser marking machine?
Laser marking machines do not require very arduous or difficult training on the part of the operator. This is due to the simplicity of the process and how easy it is to get the machine up and running. This includes having a slight knowledge of EzCad Laser Software, a software used by most of our company's laser engraving and marking machines.
6What are the differences between Q-Switched and MOPA technologies?
There are currently two technologies in fiber lasers: Q-switched and MOPA. Q-switched technology has been known and worked with for years and is widely applied in different sectors of the industry. More recently, MOPA technology is being developed, with different characteristics and applications. The main difference between one type of technology and the other is the frequency range. The MOPA laser works with a pulse frequency of 1 to 1000 kHz, much higher than Q-switched, which has a frequency of 1 to 400 kHz.

Laser cleaning

1Is the substrate affected by laser cleaning?
Our laser cleaning equipment is able to perform the function of removing all types of impurities from the applied surface, without damaging the base material. This ensures the integrity of the substrate to avoid any kind of inconvenience that may delay the company's production processes.
2What powers can a laser cleaning machine have?
In order to distinguish laser cleaning equipment, we will classify them into three groups according to their power. We have machines of 140W, 200W, 500W. It is noteworthy that, being configurable equipment, a high-power machine could work as a lower power machine with the appropriate configuration. Most users who wish to purchase a laser cleaning machine will make their decision based on their needs. That is to say, some aspects that will make us choose some equipment over others are: the amount of dirt we need to remove, the material on which we will work, the type of dirt or impurity we need to clean, among other similar aspects. It is noteworthy that, being configurable equipment, a high-power machine could work as a lower power machine with the appropriate configuration.
3In which industries or sectors can laser cleaning systems be applied?
Laser cleaning machines can effectively clean many types of dirt and impurities on many types of surfaces. This makes them suitable for application in a countless list of sectors, the most common of which are: the mechanical sector, aviation, the renovation and painting sector, the restoration of furniture or statues or public art.
4Are laser cleaning machines environmentally friendly?
Laser machines avoid the use of chemicals and solvents, saving money and using more environmentally friendly processes. In addition, laser cleaning machines do not use consumables, they only need a power plug to be configured to start working. These are the features that make our machines eco-friendly and at the same time allow us to save money for the company.
5What types of applications can I use laser cleaning machines for?
Laser cleaning is increasingly present in different types of applications, of which the main ones are the following: Rust and corrosion removal: They can be used to remove rust from small machines or materials kept outdoors for a long time. Paint cleaning: Allows the removal of paint of all types on steel structures. Restoration: In the restoration process, laser cleaning has been used with satisfactory results in, for example, stone conservation to remove encrustation. Weld cleaning: Preparing material for weld processing in the steel industry is vital. Laser cleaning systems can be integrated into production lines.
6Are consumables required for laser cleaning?
When opting for efficient cleaning solutions, it is also necessary to take into account the extra costs that these may have, such as consumables. A factor that in some cases can considerably affect the company's budget. A great advantage of laser cleaning machines is the fact that they do not use consumables, they only need an electrical power plug to be configured and thus, start working.

Laser welding

1In which sectors is laser welding applied?
Laser welding can be applied in many sectors and industries. This is thanks to the fact that almost anything that can be welded with any other welding method can be laser welded. Here are just a few of these industries: Container sealing. The laser allows durable and resistant welds, so it is interesting to use it to seal metal containers or pipes. Electronics. Some models of laser welders allow welding at low power and with high precision, which makes its use possible in the electronics sector. Metal furniture. Nowadays, a lot of stainless-steel furniture for kitchens and the like is being built. In this case, laser welders would be very useful to speed up the manufacturing processes of this type of furniture. Plastic welding. Some PIECES or tools contain plastic parts that must be welded. Certain plastics can be welded with laser welding since it allows a very localized heat contribution.
2What are the differences between contribution and non-contribution welding?
Laser welding allows many applications with or without wire contribution. It will depend on several factors whether we choose one option or the other. If we want to differentiate the work with or without wire contribution, we can highlight that with contribution welding we can improve the quality of the joints by eliminating air and avoiding misaligned spaces in the PIECE we are working on. In robust welds and of important thickness, we will obtain resistant and quality welds. We will also avoid cracking or the creation of fissures due to solidification of some welded materials. We will avoid cracking and improve the quality of some welds with an aluminum wire. The aesthetics and the final result of the weld can be improved. And finally, we can avoid cuts in the weld bead and improve the mechanical properties.
3What is the LC-WELD laser welding pistol like?
By means of manual laser welding, we can weld with laser thanks to the manual laser pistol. It has beneficial features for the operator, being very practical, easy to use and maneuverable. The pistol has oscillating mirrors for perfect welding. If necessary, it also allows the use of an integrated wire contribution, in order to achieve better results. Finally, we can allow us to vary the laser nozzles for more specific jobs.
4What are the different powers of a laser welding machine?
LC has three models available, depending on the power of the machine. Each model can vary, offering more or less welding depth. We have the 1000W machines which is the least powerful with a depth of 0.5 to 3mm. Next is the 1500W which is in the middle range with welding depths from 0.5 to 4mm. And finally, there is the 2000W, which is the one that offers more power with depths that can go from 0.5 to 5mm.
5What types of laser pistol nozzles can I choose from?
In order to classify the nozzles, we have to know if we will have to use material contribution or not. If we talk about nozzles for wire contribution welding, we can find the 0.8mm, 1.0mm, 1.2mm and 1.6mm contribution nozzle. On the other hand, there are the flat angle and the outside and inside corner nozzles.
6What are the advantages over TIG or MIG welding?
One of the main advantages is the penetration levels of laser welding that can reach up to 5mm, unlike for example the TIG that only reach up to 1.5mm. Laser welding offers the minimum possible deformation and unlike other methods, this system does not require a great deal of experience on the part of the operator. In conclusion, to be able to achieve greater speed and efficiency, thus increasing the productivity of our company.

Laser engraving

1What powers can a laser engraving machine have?
LC has classified laser engraving machines into two types, according to their power. The lowest is 35W and the highest is 60W. The difference between the two is that a lower power machine allows us to engrave in a working area of 200x200, while the higher power machine allows us to engrave in a working area of 300x300.
2What objects can be laser engraved?
Laser engraving machines are prepared to engrave a wide range of materials or surfaces. Laser engraving can be applied, for example, to materials such as cardboard, wood, paper, plastic, metal, among others. In addition to this, the speed with which your designs are engraved ensures quick and easy processes in your company.
3Can we cut with the laser engraving machine?
In a way yes, but not on any material. The CO2 laser allows us to make quick cuts in thin materials. This is because it does not require much penetration or depth, by the laser engraving machines. An important example would be: Paper: a very economical material and suitable for both cutting and engraving. Interesting to design prototypes, boxes with our logo, among other options.
4In which industries is laser engraving applicable?
Laser engraving is applied in many industries due to the contributions and benefits it offers in each industry where it is applied. These applications are usually varied and the industries can be from different sectors. Some examples of these applications can be; the traceability of products in the food industry, the personalization of objects in the commercial sector or the engraving of marks on production lines that replace plastic labels.
5Can the laser engraving experience be further enhanced?
With accessories and extras, the laser engraving machine experience can be greatly improved. This is not to say that the experience without the accessories is bad, just that, like everything else, it can be made even better. Some examples would be; the rotary dials that will allow us to mark cylindrical objects properly, or the foot pedal, which will increase the speed of working with a foot switch for marking.
6What are the advantages of laser engraving machines?
The quality of our laser engraving machines is undoubtedly the main advantage, but even so, this type of equipment provides us with positive features such as ease of use and intuitive, the high speed of its processes, comes with a more compact design than other machines, a variety of possible objects to engrave and mark and even a very simple and fast calibration.