Systems Ideal for Plastic Laser Etching

plastic laser etching

TYKMA Electrox laser systems are capable of marking on a wide variety of materials and substrates, including ABS plastic. Facilities that are looking for an efficient, reliable system for marking, engraving, and etching ABS plastic should review the lengthy list of product options we can provide.

As a low-cost plastic that is easy to produce and features a resistance to chemicals, heat, and impact, it’s no surprise that ABS plastic is found in a wide variety of applications. Some of the more popular ABS plastic products that companies use laser etching equipment for include:

  • Luggage
  • Appliance and tool housings
  • Battery cases
  • Tool boxes
  • Packing crates
  • Camera bodies

Some of the characteristics of ABS plastic which makes it such a versatile and useful material for companies include its:

  • Strength and stiffness, which gives it tremendous impact resistance
  • Ideal machinability, allowing it to utilized by diverse industries
  • Great aesthetic qualities, which is why you see it used so often as a material in product covers

And since ABS plastic can be used in so many different applications it’s no surprise to find it being used across a wide range of sectors. If your company is in one of these sectors and is in need of a system for laser etching plastic, you’ll want to choose TYKMA Electrox for our machines’ power, precision, and reliability.

Our Capabilities for Laser Etching ABS Plastic

Our systems use a variety of processes for marking, engraving, and etching on plastics. One such process is foaming, which involves creating a controlled burn on the surface of the plastic to produce the required look and fulfill the marking application.

Foaming will usually result in a white, tan or dark-colored mark depending on the plastic that is used, and this mark is relatively smooth with minimized surface penetration. The important thing to keep in mind with the foaming process is the control of the heat.

As for painted ABS plastic, you might utilize an ablating technique, which involves removing the surface-coated layer and typically results in a bright or white-colored mark when contrasted with the coating.

Of course, there are a variety of other marking processes available on our laser systems; what you use depends on your individual application needs.

If you have any questions about a specific material or application, be sure to contact our dedicated team and they will be able to offer helpful insights and suggestions for you. You can also submit samples of your product to our team so we can supply you with test markings, free of charge!

Get the Right Laser System for Your Plastic Laser Etching

All TYKMA Electrox systems contain:

  • High-powered MOPA fiber laser engines that feature an extensive lifespan
  • Air-cooled, ergonomic designs
  • Energy-efficient operations and advanced capabilities for marking, etching, and engraving

We also provide complete support services on everything from machine set up to any sort of troubleshooting or maintenance. We want our customers to enjoy the power and reliability of a TYKMA Electrox system for years to come, and we work diligently to achieve that.

To learn more about our capabilities for etching ABS plastic, and to find the right laser system for your company, be sure to contact TYKMA Electrox today.