TYKMA laser systems are capable of marking on a wide variety of materials and substrates, including ABS plastic.
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, including luggage, appliance and tool housings, battery cases, tool boxes, packing crates, camera bodies and more.
Other characteristics of ABS plastic include:
- Strength and stiffness, which gives it great impact resistance
- Ideal machinability
- Great aesthetic qualities, which is why you see it used so often as a material in product covers
ABS plastic can be used in so many different applications that it’s no surprise to find it being used in a wide variety of industries. And if your company is in need of a laser system that can mark this material with power and precision, you’ll want to choose TYKMA.
Our Capabilities for Laser Engraving ABS Plastic
Our systems use a variety of processes for marking on plastics, such as foaming, which involves creating a controlled burn on the surface of the plastic.
This will usually result in a white, tan or dark-colored mark depending on the plastic, 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 will typically result in a bright or white-colored mark when contrasted with the coating.
Of course, there are a variety of other marking processes available on TYKMA laser systems; what you use depends on your individual application needs.
Get the Right Laser System for Your Marking Needs
All TYKMA systems contain:
- High-powered MOPA fiber laser engines that feature an extensive lifespan
- Air-cooled, ergonomic designs
- Energy-efficient operations and advanced marking capabilities
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 system for years to come.
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 today.