Laser Marking Medical Devices

Whether marking implantable devices, surgical tools, or anything else, we provide the optimum technology for your application.

  • UDI code marking
  • Laser wavelengths for a variety of medical industry materials

Learn about how we can help you with projects involving laser marking and engraving medical devices.

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laser engraving medical equipment

Medical Device Laser Marking and Engraving

From orthopedic implants to surgical instruments and tools, our laser marking and engraving experience allows us to help you navigate the unique challenges presented when marking medical devices and components. 

Corrosion-resistant marking with precise nanosecond or picosecond control of the heat-affected zone is critical for titanium and stainless-steel components. When marking various plastics and polyethylene materials, our UV laser can tackle the job. We also have the knowledge to guide you through the FDA UDI marking requirements.

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Our Capabilities

Browse our extensive capabilities to learn about various laser marking techniques, materials, and industry-specific information.

Our Facility

Located in southern Ohio, our 50,000-square-foot facility is home to a team of engineers, laser specialists, and a state-of-the-art applications test lab.

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The Absolute Best Customer Service Around

TYKMA Electrox personnel demonstrated outstanding knowledge of our industry and their products… Rarely do we see this level of commitment from our vendors.

Troy Crosby, Fixture Manage, James Tool Machine & Engineering, Inc.

I have a small engraving business and my original Raptor II was a big purchase for me. When it needed servicing, I shipped it out to TYKMA Electrox in Ohio. Knowing I had orders piling up, TYKMA Electrox rushed it through their lab and shipped it right back within two days.

Karen Twombly, Silver Paw Pet Tags

The system has lots of capabilities with very simple and user-friendly hardware and software design and is easy to use. It is a great system for R&D and production use and it’s a very affordable solution to have a marking system in house.

Greg Golamirians, Director, Manufacturing Engineering, Alfred Mann Foundation

Laser Marking Medical Devices Has Never Been Easier

In an industry as diverse as the world of medical devices and surgical tools, you need laser marking systems and workstations that can handle any type of material, surface, and composition.

And with a variety of standard and custom systems that truly meet any application need, TYKMA Electrox is the solution for medical device laser marking and engraving.

Basic Steps for Success in Medical Device Laser Marking

While this process can vary, some general steps you’ll want to follow for utilizing your laser marking medical devices include:

  • Determining the marking requirements – Research and understand the requirements for the medical equipment. This includes finding the information that needs to be marked such as model numbers, barcodes, serial numbers or other markings.
  • Select laser marking system – Based on your requirements, you’ll choose the appropriate laser marking system. You’ll look at the material, marking speed, precision and other standards that need to be met for your device.
  • Prepare the medical device – Remove any protective coatings and ensure your device is ready for medical device laser marking.
  • Set up your laser system – Looking at your guidelines, you’ll install and set up your laser marking system. This involves calibrating the power, speed, and focus.
  • Create desired marking layout – After ensuring that the layout follows the industry standards, you’ll select the fonts, styles, and positioning of the markings for the medical device.
  • Verify and test marking setup – Before running the marking, you’ll want to test the setup. By running tests, you can confirm the quality.
  • Mark medical device – Once setup is ready, you can proceed with medical laser engraving. Place the device and start the process.
  • Quality inspection and post-marking processes – After marking is complete, you’ll want to perform an inspection after to make sure the markings meet your requirements. You can check for features such as accuracy, depth, and more. After marking, you may want to perform additional tasks such as cleaning the device or applying protective coatings.

FAQs on Medical Laser Engraving

Laser marking has evolved with the medical industry, helping provide a new way to be identified. We know that it can be overwhelming, so we’ve taken some of the most common questions and listed them below, with answers from our experts.

Is laser engraving medical devices a safe process?

Yes, it’s the preferred method for marking technologies in this industry. Laser marking medical devices is ideal as the marks are corrosion resistant and can withstand varied processes and sterilization.

What are the safety precautions for handling laser engraving medical devices?

Understanding proper use of the machine and safety measures is vital before operation. Below, you’ll find some of the safety precautions you’ll want to take before beginning medical device laser marking:

  • Familiarize yourself with the machine and read the manual
  • Maintain a user record with essential information
  • Wear protective safety goggles
  • Clean your machine often
  • Determine which materials you’re going to use

What factors should be considered when choosing laser marking medical devices?

When looking to invest in laser marking medical devices, there are quite a few things you’ll want to research before finding the perfect device. Factors you need to consider include:

  • The material you want to mark
  • The type of mark you’re wanting to obtain, whether it’s an etching, engraving, annealing and more
  • The location of the laser marking machine including the type of location, setting, and the possible hazards

Do you offer training to learn more about my laser system?

Yes, we are happy to offer a variety of options to ensure that our customers get the most out of their systems. Our training options include:

  • Onsite training at your facility after the delivery of the machine
  • Onsite training at our TYKMA Electrox facilities
  • Online training
  • Start-up assistance

Laser Marking Surgical Tools Made Efficient and Effective with TYKMA Electrox

The FDA requires certain medical devices and packaging to be engraved with a specifically formatted machine-readable code called a UDI or unique device identification. Therefore, laser engraving medical devices helps ensure that medical tools sold in the United States can be adequately identified and traced.

Some of the surgical instruments that can be marked with a TYKMA Electrox system include:

  • Scalpels
  • Scissors
  • Suction tubes and tips
  • Clamps
  • Retractors
  • Forceps
  • Implantable medical devices
  • Needles

Beyond Laser Marking Surgical Instruments

When it comes to medical devices, precision is absolutely key. As some instruments and tools continue to become smaller and more efficient, a laser system must be able to meet very high quality standards, along with strict identification and traceability guidelines.

Other than surgery tools, some of the medical devices that you might want to mark include:

  • Orthopedic and trauma devices
  • Dental implants and hand tools
  • Electronic and laboratory tools
  • IV access equipment and syringes
  • Medical re-manufacturing equipment and more

TYKMA Electrox marking and engraving systems can withstand all environments and forms of usage, never compromising the quality of the medical devices themselves or the work they will do.

Why Choose TYKMA Electrox for Medical Device Laser Marking?

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When laser marking medical and surgical devices, you need marks that can withstand multiple sterilizations and cleaning cycles. TYKMA Electrox can deliver laser engraving workstations that create precise, high-contrast, and durable marks on surgical equipment while helping you find the best parameters that will work for your unique process.

Additionally, most of our laser marking systems are equipped with high-powered MOPA fiber laser engines to facilitate the best marking possible. Our machines for medical device laser marking are designed with optimized beam quality, waveform pulse control, and high peak power that allow for deep, high-contrast, and durable markings on surgical equipment.

By choosing our laser engraving medical devices and working with our team, you’ll gain advantages that include:

  • All systems have been designed to exacting quality standards
  • Ergonomic designs and user-friendly controls provide the very best operator experience
  • Workstations ship fully assembled and are ready to mark with minimal setup
  • All of our systems are backed by 24/7/365 customer service, training and technical support for the life of the product, which includes everything from machine setup and training to troubleshooting and maintenance

Find Your Answer to Laser Marking and Engraving Medical Devices

Our team of highly skilled and experienced engineers, software designers, and technical service professionals looks forward to helping you get the exact solution you need for laser marking medical devices. No matter how complex your marking challenge is, we will be there to solve it.

To learn more about how we can help you with laser marking surgical and medical instruments, be sure to contact TYKMA Electrox today.

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