Laser Marking for Auto Manufacturing

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Automotive manufacturing is a massive industry that produces high volumes of products every year. With often complex supply chains, manufacturers need a trusted way to mark and identify parks through every stage of production and delivery. Laser marking solutions from Advanced Optowave Corporation deliver the efficiency, versatility and longevity these operations demand.

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Benefits of Laser Marking in the Automotive Industry

Laser marking has quickly become the preferred method for marking auto components compared to more traditional options like inkjet printers and dot peen markers. The main advantages of laser marking include: 

  • Efficiency: Laser marking does not require downtime for cooling and drying like other marking methods. Without this downtime, product lines can run more continuously, and automotive manufacturers can manage production demands. 
  • Longevity: Automotive components operate in harsh environments with high temperatures and contact with oil. Laser marking offers the longevity needed for car part marking. A laser creates a chemical reaction just under the surface of a substrate, creating a legible and permanent mark. 
  • Cost-effectiveness: Laser marking machines do not require consumables. With the cost savings on consumables and the productivity increase, manufacturers can become more profitable. The initial investment in a laser marking system proves economical over time. 
  • Sustainability: While the lack of consumables makes laser marking more cost-effective, it also aligns with sustainability initiatives. Laser marking is also free of any harsh chemicals or waste, making it a safer option for the environment and a process suited for green initiatives in the manufacturing space. 
  • Versatility: Laser marking systems are extremely versatile in their ability to work on a range of materials. The chemical reaction that lasers create is viable for many types of metals used in the automotive industry, such as steel, aluminum and titanium. Other substrates that react with a laser include various plastics, glass and rubber. 

Applications for Laser Marking in Car Manufacturing

In the automotive industry, marking plays a role in traceability, compliance and branding. Traceability allows manufacturers to understand where a defect began in parts production based on the parts affected. This traceability is often required by governing bodies and can help ensure the authenticity of parts. In this area, laser marking is used for:

  • VIN Numbers
  • Serial numbers
  • Barcodes
  • QR codes
  • Brand marks

These identifying features are used throughout the auto parts supply chain, from the original manufacturer to consumer markets. Laser marking can also be used for branding purposes. OEMs may want to signify original parts with small logos or other identifying brand marks. The longevity of a laser mark ensures the visibility of these brand details throughout the component’s life span.

Learn More About Automotive Laser Marking Solutions From Advanced Optowave Corporation

Advanced Optowave Corporation is an established manufacturer of laser marking systems. Our diverse selection of products connects you to various laser sources and systems designed to suit your applications. Choose from various systems, including enclosed models, workstations and portable options. Contact us today to learn more about our laser markers and find the right model for your use cases.

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