Laser marking in the Automotive industry

Supplier: Trotec Laser By: Suraya Diamond-Coorey
24 May, 2018

For automotive components made of plastic & metal.

It is imperative in the automotive industry to produce clear, traceable and safe components. Data-matrix codes and other alphanumeric labels must be legible for this application, and laser technology is the ideal way to achieve perfect, crisp and quick results. Mark almost any material and achieve a high-quality finish every time.

Materials Suitable for Laser Marking:

  • Steel
  • Steel Alloys
  • Aluminium
  • Aluminium Alloys
  • Coated Metals
  • Plastic (Polyamides, PP, ABS)
  • Composites
  • Natural Fibres

Application Examples in the Automotive Industry

Typical applications for metal laser marking in the automotive industry usually include functional engravings of data matrix codes and other forms of dynamic content to assure high-quality, as well as for traceability purposes. Laser marking plastic and metal in the automotive sector is also ultimately performed for aesthetic design purposes rather than functionality.

  • Speedometer
  • Tachometer
  • Power Window Adjustment Buttons (Day & Night)
  • Functional Labels on Components
  • Engine
  • Valve
  • Cylinder
  • Indicator
  • Seatbelt Tensioner

“Why should I buy a laser for component marking?”

Trotec laser marking machines are totally capable of permanently labelling most materials used in the automotive industry, with a high-contrast, crisp finish. This can be achieved with a stand-alone industrial laser machine or even a mechanised production line. Our SpeedMark laser software enables a fully automated labelling process, with variable data that can be retrieved from ERP systems in the form of text or codes, ready for direct marking.