Thursday, December 18, 2008

A Little Laser History

The name LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. In 1917, Albert Einstein first theorized about the process which makes lasers possible called "Stimulated Emission." However, the first actual LASER wasn’t built until 1960 when Dr. T.H. Maiman at Hughes Aircraft Company, using a synthetic ruby rod stimulated by high intensity flashlamps, generated millisecond pulses of coherent 694nm Ruby Laser (red) light.

Even though the first laser was made in a laboratory back in 1960, it took several decades to apply this tool to various technologies. Now, lasers are indispensable to our daily lives. Many common home or office devices house lasers as an intrinsic part of their performance. Lasers are in practically every major industry, from medicine and computers, to entertainment and construction. A power rating, usually in watts, determines the strength of the laser. Some lasers can cut through metal, while others merely read tiny bits of information without damaging the surface. Basically, the application of lasers can be divided into marking, etching, and cutting, or reading and scanning.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Laser Cutting Foam Samples

Laser Cutting Application:
Our application engineers cut foam samples using the Fantom 100 (100w CW CO2 10.6um) equipped with a 300mm focal length lens. For most foam materials, a large thickness can be cut with a relatively short focal length optic. On these samples, the protective backing was removed and then the foam material was cut in to 0.5" strips, in one pass, in just .53 seconds per line. The samples were cut with an emphasis placed on causing little to no damage to the edges of the foam and adhesive backing. A sealed CO2 laser cuts styrofoam equally well. To achieve the best possible edge quality, little to no gas assist pressure should be used during the cutting process.

The Fantom F-100 CO2 Marking Systems are small enough to mount easily on a bench or small machine tool for process development, yet powerful enough to cut, weld, scribe, or mark the most difficult materials. If you’re looking for a cutting solution resulting in no discoloration, distortion or melting of foam, the Fantom F-100 CO2 Marking Systems are right for you!

How do you spell relief? F - I - B - E - R

If you’re looking for the most compact, advanced, affordable Fiber Laser Material Processing system for Direct Parts Marking (DPM) of alphanumeric, logos, serial numbers, part numbers, lot and date codes, schematics, graphics, UIDs (Unique Identifiers) or deep engraving – look no further. Laser Photonics has the answer to your challenge! The FiberTower™ Series.

The FiberTower™ Series is the new generation of Fiber Laser Material Processing Systems composed of six systems. Each of these laser systems possess a reliability that is unmatched by any other kind of solid state or gas laser systems. Wide selectivity of operating wavelengths, ultra-low amplitude noise, high stability and ultra-long pump diode lifetime complete an impressive list of advantages of these modern fiber laser systems.

The Fiber Tower™ Series is….Compact
The FiberTower™ Series Equipment is safe, compact, and service-free, designed to meet individual marking needs with the ability to mark a wide variety of materials using many different techniques including. It can be delivered as a stand-alone system that can be integrated into any production line or with full turnkey workstations.

The Fiber Tower™ Series is….Advanced
FiberTower™ series employs the new generation of solid state Ytterbium fiber laser systems of near infrared spectral range (1060-1080nm) with a unique combination of high peak power, ideal beam quality, fiber delivery and highest electro-optical wall-plug efficiency.

The Fiber Tower™ Series is…. Affordable
These cutting-edge systems can be integrated into any production line at a cost reduction of nearly 25% over traditional Fiber Laser Systems. Considering the cost reductions of no consumables and low power consumption, the FiberTower™ Series Laser Systems is now the most cost effective, eco-friendly and flexible apparatus in the Aerospace, Automotive, Medical, Defense, Semiconductor and other markets.

Notice the range on this series of products, reaching a multitude of industries covering various application needs. Not only can this series match 80% of all industrial applications but it will save any consumer money on operating cost and proves the most affordable system on the market.

Lasers are your Key to Security

Business crime is often seen as "victimless" because of the perception that all businesses are profitable and insured. Although crime statistics are not recorded separately for businesses, they are twice as likely to be the victims as individuals. For small businesses struggling to survive, crime can tip the balance from success to failure. When businesses fail, communities are deprived of goods and services. Without successful small businesses, efforts at regeneration will flounder and employment and investment opportunities will suffer. An effective strategy for tackling crime against businesses is essential if the economy is to flourish and communities prosper.

Property Marking: Taking simple precautions, like property marking, can help eliminate any invitation and opportunity for criminal activity. Marking your property not only makes it less attractive to thieves to steal it in the first place as they know that if they are caught in possession of it by the police, the police can quickly establish it as stolen property. In addition, the traceable property may be more difficult for them to “cash in” with another criminal or to a willing purchaser of the item. Of course, it also greatly enhances the chances of you being re-united with the item which is important too.

What you’ll need:
Laser Photonics feels anything employers can do to help prevent crime and ensure the safety of their employees is worthwhile. While Laser Photonics produces laser systems for thousands of uses, one use for the i-series Fiber Laser Marking Kit, in particular, is to use it to etch security codes on keys. In doing so, the keys can be tracked back not only to the company, but to the particular door it opens, the person the key was issued to, and numerous other crime stopping strategies can be employed.

Case Study: Brass keys were processed using a Pulsed fiber laser (1060nm wavelength, 1mJ @ 20kHz, 20W average)) through a 160mm F-theta Lens.
Mark #2 - 100 power, cycle 73.7 seconds, 5 passes.
Mark #3 - 100 power, cycle 80 seconds, 5 passes.

What can Laser Photonics do for you today?

You never forget your first laser...

Can you remember back in the days when you’d lose the radio stations signal when you passed under a bridge? What about having to get up and blow the dust off of the needle on the record player so it would stop skipping? Technology certainly has come a long way, and lasers are touching our lives every day in ways we may not even recognize. We tend to use things without thinking about them. Has it ever occurred to you that every time you listen to a CD or point with a laser pointer, you are holding the discovery of a Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics, in your hand? Well, if you haven't, you're not really alone.

Further advancements in technology lead to the invention of the MP3 files and the players used to access these files. From the first half of 1995 through the late 1990s, MP3 files began to spread on the Internet. MP3's popularity began to rise rapidly. The small size of the files allowed for widespread peer-to-peer file sharing of music ripped from compact discs, which would have previously been nearly impossible.

While the makers of MP3 players strive to make their products smaller, more technologically advanced, and more resistant to everyday wear and tear – users will still find that repairs are needed and more refurbished models are hitting the market. Many consumers, eager to get a great deal on an MP3 player will opt for a refurbished model.


Laser Photonics Case Study:
A customer contacted Laser Photonics with a need to mark their plastic MP3 players with the word "REFURB" to distinguish full-price direct market MP3 players from second market refurbished ones. The customer wanted to use a laser system to make a mark that was not very noticeable to the end user.

FREE Sample Processing
Once our technicians received the customers' plastic samples, they used a 20 watt Pulsed Fiber Laser to etch the word "REFURB" onto the samples. Using a 160mm focal length lens and 6 watts of power, the mark was complted in just one pass in 2.84 seconds. These samples were processed at no charge to the customer.


Laser Photonics Recommendation:

For processes like this, our applications engineers recommend the Fiber Tower Desktop which has a very small footprint and is compact in height. The light, compact Desktop can be carried by one person and is fully plug-and-play. Simply plug the compact system into any 110VAC outlet and you are in business producing high quality marks on production parts.



Fiber Tower Desktop Benefits

  • Small size; designed for tight workspace conditions
  • Industrial-grade extruded frames with rack mount components, very small footprint
    Scissor Jack (Manual Z-axis Adjustment)
  • Lightweight design for use in virtually any environment (home, office, factory, shop, etc.)
  • Equipped with a Q-Switched fiber laser (0.5mJ @ 10kHz, 0.5mJ @ 20kHz available)
    50,000 MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure)

Test Drive a Laser System...For Free

Are you looking for a solution for your engraving, cutting or marking jobs? Laser Photonics is the industry leader in developing high-tech fiber and CO2 laser systems specifically for those applications.

Free Custom Sample ProcessingWondering if your process can be enhanced by one of our systems, why not send us some samples of your product? Our experienced staff of applications engineers are familiar with a wide variety of applications across many different manufacturing industries. Once we receive the samples and a complete description of your marking or cutting requirements, we’ll process your parts and return them with a detailed applications report. We’ll also make some equipment recommendations – all at no charge.

CASE STUDY
Everything’s better with cheese…and the Fantom F-100 CO2 Laser
Individual serving packets, such as those used for catsup or other condiments in fast-food and other restaurants, usually feature a small cut for ease of opening. Laser Photonics was approached by a customer to use one of our systems to make the ‘easy opening cut’ on their individual serving packets of cheese. Once the customers’ samples arrived at our facility, our applications engineers went to work. Using the Fantom F-100 CO2 laser, the samples were processed with 100w CO2 laser (10.6um) through a 300mm focal lens. The mark was completed at the customers’ specification of 2.5mm long and was completed in one pass in just .04 seconds.


Common Applications for the Fantom F-100 CO2 Laser
· Alphanumeric, Logos, Serial Numbers, Part
· Numbers, Lot / Date Codes, Schematics, Complex Graphics, Pictures,
· Logos Etching (Material Vaporization)
· OCR Code Marking (Human and Machine Readable)
· Direct Parts Marking, Bar-coding, 2D Data Matrix

· 2D Symbologies Linear Barcodes
· Lot Codes, Date Codes
· Production In line Integration
· IC Chip Package Marking
· UID - Unique Identifier
· Marking “On the Fly”

Fantom F-100 CO2 Specifications
The Fantom F-100 CO2 Marking Systems are small enough to mount easily on a bench or small machine tool for process development, yet powerful enough to cut, weld, scribe, or mark the most difficult materials.

This unit offers 100W of power, and output wavelengths of 10.6 microns. It provides the greatest flexibility to both end-users and OEM systems integrators. This system can be easily re-configured for direct installation into a production line and can connect to external control device. It was designed for maintenance-free Direct Part Marking (DPM) applications and was built to operate under high shock, vibration and dust conditions. Additionally, the F-100 system is air-cooled and plug and play capable.

Applications & Materials
• Anodized Aluminum • Surface Annealing • Surface Texturing • Surface Marking
• Surface Etching • Stainless Steel • Composites • Ceramics • Graphite • Titanium
• Ablation • Rubber • Plastics • Acrylic • Wood


Laser Photonics offers CO2 laser marking systems from 10 to 300W of average power, up to 900W of peak power, at output wavelengths of 10.6 microns. The Fantom F-100 Co2 laser system provides the greatest flexibility to both end users and OEM system integrators. The packages offered are custom tailored to your specific marking needs.


Laser Photonics is the industry leaders in developing high-tech Fiber and CO2 laser marking, cutting and engraving systems for a variety of industries, such as; aerospace, automotive, medical, solar and semiconductor to name a few. We exceed in manufacturing high quality, performance driven turnkey solutions for these and many other industries.

Fighting Crime with Fiber Lasers

Developed specifically for law enforcement agencies, the .357 Magnum has been the back bone of police departments and military agencies throughout the world. Laser Photonics, a leader in fiber laser technology, has developed the systems to etch aluminum and stainless steel gun parts with such things as: UID markings, part numbers, company names and logos.

Without a doubt, police need help solving crimes. Using the technology developed by Laser Photonics, the crime-solving potential of UID markings, traceable part numbers and other identifying marks is enormous. Together with the efforts of law enforcement agencies, Laser Photonics is proud to provide an additional tool that police departments and military agencies around the world can certainly use.

In order to process aluminum and stainless steel gun parts, Laser Photonics utilizes the Fiber Tower Mega Center. The gun parts are processed using a pulsed fiber laser through a 160mm F-theta Lens. Setting the power at 98% for the aluminum marking and 100% for the stainless, both processes were run at a frequency of 20kHz, and a speed of 10 inches per second. Total time to complete the aluminum was 119 seconds in four passes. Total time to complete the stainless was 452 seconds in four passes.

Discover The Fiber Tower Megacenter
The FiberTower™ Megacenter is the largest standard laser marking system by Laser Photonics with oversized enclosure equipped with X-Y planar stepper. Operating as a standalone unit or a part of an inline system, the FiberTower Megacenter™ incorporates an air bearing direct drive planar stepper, Q-Switched Fiber Laser with Scan Head, Industrial PC Controller, Power Supply, Marking Software and a laser safety enclosure.

Fiber Tower Megacenter Benefits:
  • Handles various flat and oversized parts
  • Equipped with foot switch, light curtains, or dual switch buttons.
  • Replaceable rotary attachment for circumferential marking
  • Optional bar code scanner or CCD camera for quality verification
  • Optional I/O for inline automation
  • Optional side doors for long parts
  • Exhaust outlet

Why Laser Photonics?
Laser Photonics is the industry leaders in developing high-tech Fiber and CO2 laser marking, cutting and engraving systems for a variety of industries, such as; aerospace, automotive, medical, solar and semiconductor to name a few. We exceed in manufacturing high quality, performance driven turnkey solutions for these and many other industries. Here at Laser Photonics, we understand your challenges and are constantly striving to enhance our relationships with our customers.

What can Laser Photonics do for you?

Try Before You Buy!
Did you know Laser Photonics will process your samples according to your specifications for FREE? Simply send us several samples of your product with a complete description of your marking or cutting requirements. Your processed parts, together with a detailed applications report and equipment recommendations will be returned to you at no charge.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Business Cards and Lasers

Just found another blog for a business consultanting company with an article about laser die-cut business cards and how to make your business cards stand out from the crowd using tricks like - odd sizes, gloss finishes and embossing. All good tips I think. Here's his site:

Reading this made me think I remembered seeing a business card made using a laser in one of our applications pictures. And sure enough, the applications engineers here at Laser Photonics made this (pictured) business card out of wood. It was cut and marked using a Laser Photonics CO2 Laser System. Something like this definitely makes a memorable impression for tradeshows and other meetings. I went to a Home Show once here in Orlando, Florida and a cabinet company had mini-cabinet doors for a business card and a "sample" of their work...that was a few years ago, and look - I'm still talking about them!
For more information on other things we've cut, maked or engraved to show the capabilities of our systems: Search Laser Photonics Applications Database Now.

Fashion and Lasers


Today I just stumbled on this blog about using lasers in fashion. I'm continually amazed at the number of industries that laser technology touches -- from the automotive, aerospace, industrial, defense, electronic and medical industries -- and now, I discover, the fashion industry as well.

To see the Spring 2009 fashion collection, made with the help of lasers - click this link:

Apparently, lasers have been used to cutting fabrics for the fashion industry for quite some time; however, according to this blog, "laser cutting may be one of the new waves in fashion design, and we may start seeing a lot more of it."


Upon checking, Laser Photonics applications engineers had already completed several "fashion industry" applications at our facility in Lake Mary, Floirda. The three images attached show the applications we performed inwhich leather that was cut using a CO2 laser system to make shoes!

According to Wiki:

“Laser cutting is a technology that uses a laser programed by a computer to cut materials.the material then either melts, burns, vaporizes away, or is blown away by a jet of gas, leaving an edge with a high quality surface finish.”

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hey! That's MY Sub!

Never again will your sub sandwich be taken from the employee refridgerator at work - not if you mark the label with a CO2 Laser System from Laser Photonics!

Watch it Now!

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We hope you enjoy this unique video showcasing the versitility of our laser systems...and for those of you wondering, yes this was just done for fun - and shameless promotion of our products of course!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

CO2 Lasers - Not just for work anymore!

Marking or etching with lasers can produce some great artwork as can be seen in these photos. Using a CO2 laser, the applications engineers at Laser Photonics marked the ducks on glass and the crane images was marked on tile. CO2 laser-equipped systems provide highly accurate cutting, welding, engraving and marking capabilities for multiple materials.

Recommended Systems for these applications:

The SBM 1200M laser cutting and laser engraving machine comes equipped with CO2 laser combining flying optics with a precision Direct Drive motion system. CO2 laser equipped system provides highly accurate cutting, welding, engraving and marking capabilities for multiple materials.

The Fantom F30 CO2 OEM Laser Marking Kit is the most advanced and fastest Wave Guide CO2 laser marking system available today for integration into production lines, marking, perforating and pharmaceutical equipment. The F30 is air cooled, completely sealed, and maintenance free with a PC based DSP controller, mounting hardware, and robust marking software with an easy-to-use graphical user interface.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Laser Photonics Announces New Solution for Label

The FiberTower XP equipped with an auto label feeder option

Lake Mary, FL., Laser Photonics, the industry leader in developing high-tech fiber and CO₂ laser systems for marking, cutting and engraving applications, received a contract from one of the most prominent aerospace LCD screen manufacturers. This highly sought after deal is the first for Laser Photonics and its newly developed auto label feeder option.
The Laser Photonics FiberTower XP equipped with an auto label feeder option was the chosen solution after a highly competitive and rigorous selection process. Laser Photonics’ experience with fiber and CO2 lasers, developing key solutions to meet manufacturers’ needs, and being a United States based company were major factors in the decision.

The solution features the FiberTower XP, the most advanced laser marking system in the industry. It provides the ability to operate as a standalone unit or as part of an in-line system, incorporates a 20 watt continuous wave laser, industrial PC controller, power supply, marking software, a laser safety enclosure and the auto label feeder option. The auto label feeder option can be removed and the system can be used for standard direct part marking.

Previous to the FiberTower XP with the auto label feeder option, marking UID data labels on Tesa tape involved manual labor. The labels were marked only after they were manually cut into four inch strips and then manually fed into the machine. The auto label feeder option on the FiberTower XP eliminates the need for any manual processing. To operate the FiberTower XP, a roll of labels is loaded, automatically indexed to the first marking area where the required mark is made. The labels perimeter is also cut using the laser, thus enabling an easy peel and stick application. The system repeats the indexing and marking until the job is complete.

Incorporating Tesa tape as the marking material enables for a durable, chemical and weather resistant marking application. Tesa labels can be marked elsewhere and then easily brought into the field to be applied to equipment, parts or, other items needing UID data labels, bar codes, part numbers, logos, serial codes, etc.

WATCH THE VIDEO NOW!

"We are very proud to be selected by one of the most demanding aerospace organizations in the world who requires the best implementation, integration and support services," said Todd Hockenberry, Laser Photonics’ executive vice president of sales and marketing. "This contract is evidence that Laser Photonics continues to be the vendor of choice for the laser projects that require unique expertise and high standards of service."

Monday, December 8, 2008

Laser Photonics Holds Open House and Offers Distributor Training

Distributors and Sales Agents from around the world to attend Laser Photonics Systems Training and Open House

Lake Mary, FL., December 8, 2008 - Laser Photonics, the industry leader in developing high-tech fiber and CO2 laser systems for marking, cutting and engraving applications, announced today its first Distributor and Sales Agent Training and Open House event scheduled for December 8th and 9th, 2009.



“As of today, Laser Photonics is represented in over ten countries including China, Mexico, Singapore, India and Turkey, said Todd Hockenberry, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Laser Photonics. “This training is a fantastic opportunity to bring our distributors together to meet, learn and brainstorm. The end result benefits our customers throughout the world.”

The two day training encompasses a range of modules from system training to sales tactics to marketing tips and hands on learning where each distributor will experience systems such as the Titan Series, Laser Photonics fiber laser cutting machine, first hand. Additionally, distributors and sales agents will have the opportunity to tour the 318,000 square foot facility and meet key contact personnel from Laser Photonics executive, engineering, sales and marketing departments.

FiberTower Networking Capabilities New 2009 Standard Feature

Control Numerous Laser Marking and Engraving Systems from One Computer

Lake Mary, FL., December 8, 2008 - Laser Photonics, the industry leader in developing high-tech fiber and CO2 laser systems for marking, cutting and engraving applications, announced today the latest networking capabilities available on the 2009 FiberTower™ Series Fiber Laser Marking and Engraving Systems. This new feature, available on all 2009 FiberTower™ systems, allows users of multiple machines to control all systems from one main hub.

“Having such streamlined control of all of your systems, saves time and money,” said Ryan Semmer, Laser Photonics’ product marketing manager. “This centralized control feature is available through an ethernet connection or wireless access and will be a standard feature on all 2009 FiberTower™ Series systems at no additional charge.”


About Laser Photonics: Developing laser marking, laser cutting and laser engraving systems for precision material processing industries, Laser Photonics is leading the way with innovative fiber laser and CO2 laser systems. Our laser machines are used by manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace, industrial, defense, electronic and medical industries around the world. For additional information on Laser Photonics Fiber and CO2 Laser Systems for marking, cutting and engraving applications, please contact a representative at 1-407-829-2613, or visit http://www.laserphotonics.com/.

Laser Photonics Awarded Industry Innovation Award

Economic Development Commission recognizes significant impact on the photonics industry

Lake Mary, FL., December 8, 2008 - Laser Photonics, the industry leader in developing high-tech fiber and CO2 laser systems for marking, cutting and engraving applications, recently received the William C. Schwartz industry innovation award for having significant impact in the photonics industry.

The Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission presented Laser Photonics with the William C. Schwartz industry innovation award for the Seminole County, Florida geographical area. The award honors William C. Schwartz, a community leader, business pioneer and innovator within the fields of photonics and optics.

Kristen Breunig, marketing manager for Laser Photonics, accepted the award on behalf of Laser Photonics. “I am pleased to accept this award and honored that the EDC selected Laser Photonics. We strive to be a superb example of innovation, excellence and an industry leader in laser systems, “ said Breunig.

Laser Photonics Unveils First Ever 10-Kilowatt Laser Cutting System

New Ten Kilowatt Fiber Laser System is the Highest Power Laser Cutting Machine Ever Made

Lake Mary, FL., December 8, 2008 - Laser Photonics, the industry leader in developing high-tech fiber and CO₂ laser systems for marking, cutting and engraving applications, unveiled today the Titan Series 10-Kilowatt Fiber Laser Cutting System, the highest power laser cutting system available on the market. Capable of cutting thicker metals at higher rates of speed and operating at a lower cost than other systems, the Titan Series 10-Kilowatt Fiber Laser System has a higher beam quality, is maintenance free with no optical system alignment, laser service or laser replacement parts needed and requires virtually no consumables.

“Laser Photonics is pleased to be the first company to offer the public this turn-key solution using the most powerful industrial laser cutting machine ever made,” said Ryan Semmer, Laser Photonics’ Industrial Product Marketing Manager. “We expect to deliver our first system in early 2009.”

About Laser Photonics:
Developing laser marking, laser cutting and laser engraving systems for precision material processing industries, Laser Photonics is leading the way with innovative fiber laser and CO2 laser systems. Our laser machines are used by manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace, industrial, defense, electronic and medical industries around the world. For additional information on Laser Photonics Fiber and CO2 Laser Systems for marking, cutting and engraving applications, please contact a representative at 1-407-829-2613, or visit http://www.laserphotonics.com/.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Lost Dog Finds Way Home Using Fiber Laser!

According to The Humane Society of the United States, there are approximately 74.8 million owned dogs in the United States. Of the dogs lost in the United States every year, only an estimated 10 percent ever find their homes again. One of the easiest ways to keep your pet safe is to ensure your pet wears identification tags at all times. Tags should include a local contact number, as well as a number for a friend or out-of-town relative. Proper identification tags are your pet's ticket home if he becomes lost.

Laser Photonics, a leader in fiber laser technology, has partnered with dog tag distributors in a nationwide effort to educate and empower pet owners everywhere to help keep your pets safe! Finding a faster, easier, less expensive way to produce dog tags for its customers, distributors are purchasing Laser Photonics’ cutting-edge Fiber Tower XP systems which can be integrated into any production line. These systems are safe, compact, and service-free, designed to meet individual marking needs with the ability to mark a wide variety of materials using many different techniques.



Using the Fiber Tower XP in this process, steel and aluminum dog tags were etched with a 20 Watt Q-switched Faber Laser with a 160mm lens. The samples were marked using a true type font and a laser engraving font. The power was set at 98%, a frequency of 20kHz, and a speed of 10 inches per second. Total time to complete was 51.8 seconds. Offering maintenance free operation, user friendly design and software, the Fiber Tower XP is ideal for these applications.

Considering the cost reductions of no consumables and low power consumption, the FiberTower™ Series Laser Systems is now the most cost effective, eco-friendly and flexible apparatus of Direct Parts Marking, UID, and Deep Engraving in the Aerospace, Automotive, and Medical, Defense, Semiconductor and other markets. Our Fiber Laser Systems are more easily integrated into industrial processes in comparison with conventional lasers.

FiberTower™ Series Laser equipment utilizes highest quality components from world renowned manufacturers and the best available software with modern exchange protocol, remote capabilities and dot.net support.



Fiber Tower XP Benefits:
· Small footprint
· Faster throughput
· Zero laser maintenance
· No cleaning printers or ink stamps
· No damage caused to material by stamps or dot peen
· Software allows for reading, handling and transferring data easily

Laser Photonics is the industry leaders in developing high-tech Fiber and CO2 laser marking, cutting and engraving systems for a variety of industries, such as; aerospace, automotive, medical, solar and semiconductor to name a few. We exceed in manufacturing high quality, performance driven turnkey solutions for these and many other industries. For additional information visit http://www.laserphotonics.com/ or call us direct at 407-829-2613

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

74,924 REasons to Upgrade your CO2 Laser to a Fiber Laser

When lasers were invented in 1960, they were called "a solution looking for a problem". Since then, they have become ubiquitous, finding utility in thousands of highly varied applications in every section of modern society, including consumer electronics, information technology, science, medicine, industry, law enforcement, entertainment, and the military.

Now with so many diverse industries using so many various applications, lasers have firmly rooted themselves as a necessary solution for new problems encountered. Today, end users have perhaps more choices than Einstein ever dreamed possible -- from laser types, to methods of processing, depths of cuts, marks and engravings, focal lens lengths, power settings, frequency, speed, number of passes and more.

Selecting the Right Laser System
Due to all the options available to end users, selecting the right laser for an application can be an arduous process and deciding to upgrade from a CO2 to a fiber laser system may bring even further challenges. Laser Photonics can help answer those tough questions and has provided our customers with a new tool to compare systems. Using the Cost Comparison Calculator found on the home page of http://www.laserphotonics.com/, customers can key in their location, the power of their CO2 laser and their typical daily use. The calculator will then reveal pertinent information such as: the tremendous cost savings, increased reliability, and enhanced beam quality and spot size of Laser Photonics Fiber Laser Systems. Users will quickly see what was once the top of the line CO2 laser system, and the best solution several years ago, now greatly pales in comparison to a new Laser Photonics Fiber Laser System.

SAMPLE COMPARISON
Let’s say your plant is in Florida and you currently are running a 1000w CO2 laser for 8 hours a day. Your electric power consumption with the CO2 laser is very high. Based on Florida’s average power cost of .1045 per kWh, that 8 hour daily shift, working 250 days per year, will cost you $7,942 in electric costs per year.

Then, consider your yearly maintenance of $45,000 and estimated assist gas consumables (6 l/h Nitrogen, 1 l/h Carbon Dioxide, 13 l/h Helium) at a cost of $11.67/h per year. That will add another $23,340 per year in costs.

Total cost to run your CO2 laser each year? A staggering $76,282.

Now, let’s take that same scenario, same run times and cost per hour figures and look at using a new Laser Photonics Fiber Laser System. The 1000W CO2 Laser System you’re currently using can be replaced with a 500W Fiber Laser System which has equal cutting quality and speed. With your new fiber laser, much less power is required for cutting reflective materials like aluminum or copper since more of the laser energy is absorbed by the substrate. This allows for intricate high-quality cutting at higher efficiencies than comparable laser cutting systems.

Your new fiber laser will have very low power consumption. Using the same sample data to compare -- your plant is based in Florida, running a 1000w Co2 laser, 8 hours a day for 250 days a year, the power costs will only be $1,359 per year. Remember, this is based on Florida’s average power cost of .0145 per kWh -- your states average power cost may be higher or lower.
Maintenance costs are easy to calculate for your new Laser Photonics Fiber Laser System -- $0. The fiber laser has no maintenance costs, no consumables and no cleaning of or alignment of mirrors for beam path is needed.

In the end, the yearly cost to run your new Laser Photonics Fiber Laser System? Just $1,359. That’s a savings of $74,924.

How can Laser Photonics help you?


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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Fiber Lasers Changing the Way We Cut Stainless Steel

Fiber Lasers Changing the Way We Cut Stainless Steel

Fiber lasers use solid-state laser technologies that offer a combination of high beam quality, provide the fastest cutting speeds available and are expected to change how manufacturers cut metals in the immediate future. Lasers Photonics’ newest fiber laser cutting system, the Titan FLS 48, is leading the way and provides an excellent solution for any company cutting reflective metals; such as stainless steel, brass or aluminum. The Titan FLS 48 also has a lighter weight design, smaller footprint and is more environmentally friendly compared to other competitive systems.

Click the link below for Video Demonstration:
http://www.laserphotonics.com/video_titan_cutting_stainless.html

As shown in the picture and video link, the Titan FLS 48 effortlessly completes the cutting of this stainless steel panel. This application was accomplished using a 2000W fiber laser and performed at a speed of 50mm/sec. This system is capable of cutting stainless steel as thick as 4mm and can reach cutting speeds of up to approx. 55mm/sec. The Titan FLS 48 is also the most energy efficient solution to stainless steel cutting by reducing power consumption by more than 20%. This is a great example of how fiber laser technologies are changing production lines. The Titan FLS 48 is quickly making a name for itself around the industry due to the savings that are found in the post processing time and in lower maintenance and energy costs.

Laser Photonics, a division of Fonon Technology International, is an industry leader in developing high-tech laser marking, cutting and engraving systems. Using our industry knowledge of over 15 years, we specialize in the latest generation laser systems, processes and technologies. At Laser Photonics, our dedication to the advancement of laser technology places us at the forefront of the laser revolution. To learn more about Laser Photonics technology and for all product features and benefits, visit http://www.laserphotonics.com/ or call our office at 407-804-1000.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Part Marking and Identification

Part Marking and Identification

Fiber Laser marking is the most recent development in achieving the goal of part marking and identification technology. Many manufacturers are now required to make permanent and identifiable markings on most equipment in various industries. Laser marking is proven to be of the highest quality, safest and most reliable part marking method. Due to the high beam quality of our Fiber Lasers, our systems allow for precise markings, extremely accurate results and ensure satisfaction of all marking standards. Laser Photonics’ unique Fiber Laser systems offer a myriad of solutions to meet increasingly complex marking requirements.

Identification marks are generally fabricated with a dot peen, stickers, ink stamps, laser technology or paper label. Laser Photonics has designed and developed a comprehensive and affordable Fiber Laser marking solution to replace these methods. Our unique laser systems are designed to simplify these processes and produce more accurate and permanent markings, making our systems the fastest, most reliable technology on the market. Our laser systems are superior to other marking methods because there is no damage caused during application, reduced operational costs and turnover time and minimal maintenance with no consumables. We offer a complete part marking solution which allows parts to be marked and verified within the same system.

Product Showcase:

Laser Photonics’ Handheld Marking system is a compact and lightweight system that is ideal for DPM. This portable and lightweight system is perfect for easy maneuverability and marking a variety of parts that may be inaccessible, cumbersome or too large to fit into traditional marking systems. Our Fiber Tower Series ™ is a cutting-edge system that can be integrated into any production line. These systems are safe, compact, and service-free, designed to meet individual marking needs with the ability to mark a wide variety of materials using many different techniques.

Benefits:

  • Small footprint
  • Faster throughput
  • Zero laser maintenance
  • No cleaning printers or ink stamps
  • No damage caused to material by stamps or dot peen
  • Software allows for reading, handling and transferring data easily

Laser Photonics, a division of Fonon Technology International, is an industry leader in developing high-tech laser marking, cutting and engraving systems. Using our industry knowledge of over 15 years, we specialize in the latest generation laser systems, processes and technologies. At Laser Photonics, our dedication to the advancement of laser technology places us at the forefront of the laser revolution. To learn more about Laser Photonics technology and for all product features and benefits, visit www.Laserphotonics.com or call our office at 407-804-1000.

Please send us your samples as our applications lab will be happy to demonstrate our systems’ capability and mark them for you!

UID Marking

UID Marking

It’s time for UID implementation!

UID Marking

If you are a DoD Contractor, or military Program Manager, you need to implement UID.
  • Fiscal Year 2007:
    • (a) all existing serialized assets that meet the UID criteria must be entered in the UID Registry, and
    • (b) UID marking capabilities must be established for all existing items and embedded assets such that marking can commence as applicable equipment are returned for maintenance.
  • December 31, 2010: Complete UID marking of items and all applicable embedded assets within existing items.
Laser Photonics is aware of your requirements, and provides all of your system needs!
Fiber Laser Technology perfect for DoD Compliant 2D Matrix Marking IAW MIL-STD-130
Handheld System perfect for Direct Parts Marking:
  • Large Weapons
  • Vehicles
  • Armored Vehicles
  • Depot Maintenance Items
  • Flight Line Items (Mobile Cart Operations from a car battery)

Laser Photonics provides the systems you need for UID marking.

Visit www.LaserPhotonics.com or call 407 829-2613 for additional information.

Medical Device Marking

Medical Device Marking

Laser Photonics exceeds the high quality and performance expectations of the medical industry utilizing Fiber Laser marking, cutting and engraving technologies. With the high demand for accuracy and precision, these systems are perfect for various applications such as UID (Unique Identification), DPM (Direct Parts Marking), bar codes, 2-D symbols, logos, graphic designs and serial numbers. These marks can be made on a variety of materials such as: plastics, composites, polymers, aluminum, titanium, ceramics and many others.

Our systems are commonly used for medical device marking and can be automated to mass mark devices as small as millimeters in length such as bone or dental screws. This virtually eliminates human error and speeds up production dramatically.


Common Medical Applications:

  • Medical Hardware: bone screws, braces, implants marking, scissors, stent
  • Surgical Tool marking and Identification
  • Bar-coding and traceability
  • DNA test cartridges
  • Microscope Slide and Cover Slip Manufacturing
  • Pill Perforation and Marking
  • Catheters
  • Joint replacements
  • Many More!

Laser Photonics is excited to announce that we will be attending the MDM West show January 29-31, 2008 in Anaheim, CA. We invite you to visit us in Hall E at booth #554. We will be showcasing our systems so feel free to bring your own medical samples and we will be happy to mark, cut or engrave them for you!

We will be showcasing the SMB1200 and the Fiber Tower at the MDM West Show. These systems are the most advanced and compact marking and engraving systems on the market. Our Fiber Laser marking and engraving equipment is safe and with its advanced, compact and industrial grade features they are the perfect fit for any marking application. To learn more about Laser Photonics technology, and for all product features and benefits, visit www.LaserPhotonics.com or call our office at 407-829-2613.