From laser marking, laser engraving and black laser annealing on medical products, LMT covers it all, while also keeping up with the passivation process. With in-depth, real-world experience in the realm of laser marking medical components, LMT’s technicians and engineers bring in the latest technology in DPM (Direct Part Marking) for both metal and plastic materials at competitive pricing. While black annealing has emerged as the standard marking on medical grade stainless steel, titanium as well as ferrous metals, LMT marks the medical tools permanently by heating instruments close to the melting point using laser beams without engraving the metals. As a result, the beam creates an oxidized layer on the surface of the instrument and the heat generated by the laser beam causes the compounds on the passive layer to migrate to the instrument surface. LMT empowers clients with laser annealing GS1 and HIBCC UDI for medical laser applications to prevent pathogens from harboring in the equipment and causing future infections during implants or surgeries.
In addition to being waterproof, markings on PEEK instruments tend to be high heat and chemical resistant. Heat generated from the MOPA can reach even to the inaccessible instrument parts. The markings do not fade away with time or get discolored; on the contrary, the markings are long-lasting and do not require any post-treatment. The non-contact process allows the tools to avoid pressure, resulting in consistent precision in results.
Palmeter recalls an instance when a dental kit manufacturing organization ordered laser machines for labeling dental tools. Each of the dental kits comprised a set of dental tools, one of each kind and required Student IDs and serial numbers marked into each tool. Deploying a data transfer system (DTS), LMT effectively extracted the data from the organizational database into LMT’s system and marked the tools according to the IDs. “The entire process was streamlined, extenuating the chances of errors during the tasks,” adds Palmeter.
LMT has aggressive plans to continue its research on PEEK material marking. “This will enable us to broaden our prospects to provide laser markings on medical tools such as silicon as well as plastic,” concludes Palmeter. www.lasermarktech.com