Similar to laser marking, needle embossing is used for industrial marking and surface finishing of a wide variety of materials such as metal, plastic, wood and leather. However, the choice of materials which can be processed using a needle embosser is limited in comparison to the laser marker.
Modern laser markers from JustLaser, however, can produce both ornaments, patterns, writings, as well as functional markings efficiently and precisely on a wide variety of surfaces. Whether individual parts or larger margins – they always convince with their maximum repetition accuracy and consistent quality.
In needle marking, pneumatically and electromagnetically-driven, oscillating hard-metal needles create a permanent engraving on a wide variety of materials. The marking itself consists of many small points which are pressed into the material by the impact of the needle, displacing the material in the embossed area. Two multiphase motors move the needle, both along x and y-axes and up and down.
While modern laser markers themselves are not limited in any way when it comes to marking hard metals, the relatively fine needles of needle embossers are subject to the rule that the harder the material, the higher the probability that they will break. That means that special diamond needles are needed for processing hard metals. As materials are processed mechanically in needle embossing, the process is usually very loud.
While it is certainly possible for embossing devices to create functional inscriptions such as barcodes, serial numbers, data matrix codes, etc., the technology is actually extremely low-contrast. This makes it difficult for these markings to be read automatically (and in the dark field). This is not the case with a laser marker from JustLaser. This creates an abrasion-resistant, permanent and high-contrast engraving which can be read reliably and precisely.
It doesn’t matter how fine, small or complex inscriptions, marks or ornaments turn out – the efficient laser marker from JustLaser can produce them quickly and easily on many materials. You’ll also benefit from a range of other benefits with our modern devices: