Posted on 06.25.2017 by Aaron Grimes

Laser Engraving Eye Contacts with TYKMA Electrox Systems

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Laser Engraving Eye Contacts with TYKMA Electrox Systems

On our blog, we regularly write round-up posts about innovations within the field, such as our piece about important laser industry developments to look for in 2017.

We also like to take time to feature specific applications for laser marking that diverse industries can utilize, with some of these applications, such as laser marking eye contacts, being ones you might not initially consider. Let’s take a look at some facts about the process.

Insights on Laser Engraving Eye Contacts

The type of laser system that is utilized for laser engraving contact lenses is usually a CO2 laser system, which is what TYKMA Electrox recommends.

For our customers, we have the capability to supply a custom laser system for laser engraving eye contacts depending upon specific requirements, and the following systems are also available for this purpose:

Using laser engraving for eye contacts can provide numerous benefits for companies, including:

  • The mark creates no contrast, only an “imprint” look on the contact
  • The process allows companies to do away with traditional printing, which eliminates the need for consumables like ink, and helps the environment
  • Marking contacts allows for informational alphanumeric designations such as:
    • Product codes and serial numbers for traceability
    • Issue dates to ensure customers are aware of expirations
    • External indicators which help users to insert contacts facing the correct way

As you can see, laser marking eye contacts can be advantageous to both businesses and customers alike.

Personalized Training for Laser Engraving Machines

We want to ensure that all customers receive the help they need, which is why we offer many options to support you. The following are some options you can choose from after getting a machine for laser engraving contact lenses:

  • Online training – Our in-house technicians can connect to your PC via a secure support service and train you in a one-on-one setting. This is perfect for customers needing a quick overview or refreshers on our software and systems.
  • Onsite training at customer facility – This is a very popular option with our customers, and it involves us delivering your machine and training operatives in your facility. A certified technician or sales engineer will train one or multiple operators for a full day or more.
  • Start-up assistance – You can depend on us for support from the initial application review all the way to the first production mark. Whether you’re in search of the right marking parameters or assistance with onsite mechanical, electrical, or control aspects, you can count on us.
  • Onsite training at TYKMA Electrox facilities – Customers are more than welcome to come to our facilities for training on their machine. This is recommended for customers receiving a custom or build-to-order system. After training is complete, your system will ship to your facility so you can begin laser engraving eye contacts and other items.

FAQs on Laser Engraving

So you can better understand laser engraving eye contacts, we want to give you more information on the equipment that can make that happen. To help, we’ve collected some of the common questions we receive on laser engraving, along with our answers.

How does laser engraving work?

Laser engraving is when a laser beam physically removes the surface of a material to expose a cavity that’s visible to the naked eye. It’s a quick process where high heat is created, ultimately causing the material to vaporize. Variations of this process that have been developed include etching, deep laser engraving, and laser ablation.

What materials can be engraved?

Along with the plastic materials of eye contacts, with a system from TYKMA Electrox, you are able to produce marks on surfaces like aluminum, brass, stainless steel, copper, titanium, carbide, wood, glass, and many more. CO2 laser systems, MOPA fiber laser systems, and UV laser systems are suited for different materials, however, so please consult with our team about your applications when considering a given unit.

Are there accessories that go with my laser engraving machine?

Definitely! Our team supplies various accessories for our equipment, including rotary devices, fume extraction systems, programmable Z-axes, focal lenses, and more.

What maintenance is required for a laser engraving machine?

Typical maintenance may include checking or aligning the laser, cleaning the optics, and ensuring the proper functioning of moving parts. You’ll want to check the guidelines for specific maintenance requirements.

Is laser engraving permanent?

Yes, laser engraving is permanent, creating a lasting and visible mark on the material. However, the permanence of engraving can depend on various factors such as the material, laser settings used, and the depth of the engraving.

What factors should I consider when choosing a machine for laser engraving contact lenses?

You’ll want to consider factors such as the bed size, machine’s power, compatibility with different materials, ease of use, and software compatibility. If you need any help deciding which system is for you, be sure to reach out.

Why TYKMA Electrox Is Your Source for Laser Engraving Contact Lenses

TYKMA Electrox has over 65 years of experience, and we’re proud to offer perfect-fit solutions for diverse applications, materials, surfaces, and compositions. Plus, we prioritize our customers, working with you through every step of the process.

In addition to providing superior customer service, by choosing us for laser engraving eye contacts, you’ll reap other benefits such as:

  • Low operation costs
  • Precise markings for traceability
  • Faster output times
  • Extreme accuracy and repeatability
  • Built-to-order options

It’s with these benefits and our dedication to customer service that we are able to meet various industry needs. We serve a wide range of sectors, such as:

Contact TYKMA Electrox Today

If you’re interested in a system for laser engraving contacts, be sure to reach out to our team today! We’d be happy to help you determine which system would work best for your applications.

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