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Laser Marking Silicon Parts? Our Systems Have You Covered

Last Updated on Apr 17, 2024

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Laser Marking Silicon Parts? Our Systems Have You Covered

Searching for a durable and efficient system for laser engraving silicon parts? Our team at TYKMA Electrox has the system for you.

What Is Silicon?

Silicon is a metallic-looking chemical element that works as semiconductor and is extremely common. Silicon is commonly found in all of the following:

  • Silica sand
  • Stone
  • Clays
  • Ceramics
  • Cement
  • Gravel
  • Concrete
  • And much more

Additionally, silicon is frequently used in microelectronics and computer chips. Small, disk-shaped, thin pieces of pure silicon, called silicon wafers, are found in almost all electronic devices, including:

  • Phones
  • Computers
  • Microwave oven control panels
  • Hearing aids
  • Camera sensors
  • Credit card security chips
  • Wi-Fi boxes
  • MP3 players
  • Memory sticks
  • Thermal cameras
  • Solar cells
  • Radios

By powering all of these devices and more, silicon is integral to modern technology and our daily lives.

Laser Engraving Silicone Rubber

Related to silicon is the incredibly useful substance silicone rubber. Laser engraving silicone rubber is yet another application of our laser marking systems, and one which can benefit many industries.

Some products that are commonly laser engraved include:

  • Rubber keypads
  • Rubber kitchenware
  • Rubber footwear
  • Rubber sports equipment
  • Rubber seals and gaskets
  • Wristbands
  • Phone cases
  • Rubber toys
  • Tires
  • Rubber stamps
  • Conveyor belts
  • Rubber mats
  • Goggles
  • Swim caps
  • Remote control buttons
  • Rubber keel pads
  • Rubber membrane switches

Finding the Right System for Laser Engraving Silicon

In the electronics industry, a serial number is typically engraved on the back of every silicon wafer to ensure product traceability and identification. However, silicon wafers are very small, with sizes ranging from 50 mm to 300 mm in diameter. Due to the small size, a very precise laser engraver is required to clearly mark a serial number on a silicon wafer.

At TYKMA Electrox, we strive to provide precise laser engravers that will create deep, long-lasting, and high-contrast markings on any surface. If you are searching for a system perfect for laser marking silicon wafers and other items, you can count on our laser engravers.

TYKMA Electrox Workstations Are Ideal for Laser Engraving Silicon

For laser marking silicon parts, we recommend the Vereo UV Integration Laser. This high-efficient laser engraver is equipped with an ytterbium fiber pumped ultraviolet laser and a 160L focal lens.

Some of the key features of our Vereo UV system for laser engraving silicon include:

  • Air-cooled operation
  • Low energy use
  • Maintenance-free design
  • Operator-friendly design
  • Cost-efficiency
  • Small machine footprint
  • Closed-loop water chilling
  • USB connection for laser control PC
  • Touchscreen interface with password protection
  • Etching, marking, and engraving capabilities
  • Coverage by our 24-month comprehensive warranty

laser engraving silicon

Additionally, the Vereo UV laser is extremely versatile and can engrave a range of materials. In addition to laser marking silicon parts, this system can provide the following:

  • Polyethylene marking
  • Black annealing on medical devices
  • Glass scribing
  • Much more

Curious to see how our systems can leave precise, high-contrast marks on silicon parts? Submit samples of your material and we will supply test engravings for your specification.

Industries That Use Laser Marking on Silicon Parts

When it comes to laser engraving silicon parts, our systems can be used in a range of industries, or markings can have an impact on them. Some of these include:

Answering Your FAQs on Laser Marking Silicon

What are the advantages of laser engraving silicon over using traditional marking methods?

Unlike traditional methods, laser marking offers unparalleled precision, allowing for intricate designs, small font, and high-resolution markings on silicon surfaces. It’s also a faster and more reliable process, and allows for a repeatability of marking that is virtually unmatched.

Can laser marking damage silicon parts?

Laser marking silicon is a noncontact process. This means that there will be no physical contact with your silicon surface outside of the laser beam itself, which heavily reduces the risk of damage or distortion.

Is laser engraving silicon suitable for high-volume production?

Yes! Our laser engraving systems allow for rapid marking of silicon components. They also offer precise control, which ensures consistent and repeatable results across a high volume of materials.

Along with laser engraving silicon, what other materials do TYKMA Electrox systems engrave on?

If you have it, we can mark it! Some of the materials that our systems commonly laser engrave include:

Is laser marking silicon environmentally friendly?

Yes! Laser marking is a clean and environmentally friendly process. Our laser marking systems use a small amount of energy, don’t use consumables such as ink, and minimize waste generation.

How durable is laser marking on silicon parts?

Trust that our laser markings on silicon are highly durable and are meant to withstand harsh environmental conditions, both indoor and outdoor. This helps ensure that your markings will remain legible and intact throughout the lifespan of a product.

Are there any restrictions on the size and shape of silicon products that can undergo laser marking?

With our diverse range of laser machines, we offer options suitable for laser engraving silicone rubber, silicon itself, and many other types of materials, accommodating nearly any shape or size of item.

Along with the Vereo UV Integration Laser, some of our other laser marking systems to choose from include:

If I need extra assistance with choosing a laser engraving system that’s right for my application, who can best help?

For over 50 years, TYKMA Electrox has been supplying dependable laser marking workstations to the electronics field and many others. To make laser engraving silicon parts as easy as possible, we offer complete 24/7 customer support services for all of our laser marking workstations. Our team of technicians is ready to assist you, whether you need help with workstation setup, troubleshooting, training, or upkeep.

Contact Us Today to Begin Laser Marking Silicon Parts

If you’re in need of a system for laser marking silicon, contact the team at TYKMA Electrox today. We’re ready to work with you!

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