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RMI Laser Selection Guide

All RMI Laser Marking/Engraving Systems have the capability to mark onto metals, plastics, ceramics, composites, and a variety of other materials. This guide was designed to help you determine which laser would provide the optimum results for your needs. With that being said, RMI Laser’s Applications Lab is the most effective option to determine your Laser Marking/Engraving System needs and what laser will accommodate your goals.

UM-1 Economy Laser Marking System (2 Watt)

 

Why the UM-1?

• Lowest Priced Direct Metal Marking Laser on market today
• You have a limited budget
• Cycle Times and Throughput are not your top concerns

 

Samples:

 

 Stainless Steel

 

 Gold

 

 High-quality image marked on polycarbonate card.


U-10/U-15 Nd: YVO4 Laser Marking System(s) (10 & 15 Watts)


Why the U-10/U-15?
• Your material is sensitive to heat and you need to limit your Heat Affected Zone (HAZ)
• Surface marking but you also have cycle time considerations
• You need clean and precise markings
• Ability to both etch and anneal metals and plastics with one unit

 

Samples: 

 

 Stainless Steel

 

 Marked onto four differece plastics

 

 Marked processor


U-20 Nd: YVO4 Laser Marking/Engraving System (20 Watts)


Why the U-20?
• Marking around curves without degradation
• You need a marking area of (8”-12”) for larger batches
• High volume throughput
• Engraving up to .001” - .08” (0.025 - 2 mm)
• High-speed vector marking
• Marking-on-the-Fly (MOTF)
• Surface marking onto harder metals such as Titanium, Inconel, or Tool Steel
• High Contrast marking
• Cutting thin metals

 

Samples:

 

 Aluminium - engraved raster graphic

 

 Brass - engraved vector graphic 

 

 Brass - engraved vector graphic 


UF-20/UF-30 Fiber Laser Marking/Engraving System(s)(20 & 30 Watts)


Why the UF-20/UF-30?
• High-power with High-Resolution – low as a 15μm spot size with a 100mm lens
• You need a marking area of (8”-12”) for larger batches
• High volume throughput
• Engraving up to .001” - .08” (0.025 - 2 mm)
• High-speed vector marking
• Marking-on-the-fly (MOTF)
• Engraving onto harder metals such as Titanium, Inconel, or Tool Steel
• Highest Contrast Marking
• Cutting thin metals

 

Samples:

 

Brass - engraved vector graphic 

 

Silver

 

Cast Iron