Layer Ablation | Laser Marking Applications
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Laser Applications Layer Ablation

What is Layer Ablation?

Layer ablation refers to the removal of a layer from the surface of a part. Individual layers can be ablated without damaging the underlying surfaces.

Layer ablation is used to remove paints or coatings or to clean surfaces and does not damage the underlying surface of the material that is being ablated. The process reveals the material that is underneath.

The amount of material ablated depends on the laser’s power. The surface to be removed will absorb the laser’s energy and break down, revealing the substrate surface. 

Industries, materials and applications best suited for layer ablation:

  • Automotive
  • Medical
  • Electronics
  • Metals
  • Plastics 

Layer Ablation Application Videos

See SMARTmark Lasers in Action

  • Fiber Laser Marking Logo on Aluminum Tag

    Fiber Laser Marking Logo on Aluminum Tag

    A demo of the Fiber Laser marking a logo on an anodized aluminum tag.

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    Introducing the New Fiber Laser

    This latest generation fiber laser facilitates integration into factory automation networks using Ethernet/IP protocol and embedded controller technology.

  • Tiburon Laser Marking System

    Tiburon Laser Marking System

    The Tiburon Laser delivers improved read rates with higher contrast, 3X the peak power, and sharper marks by minimizing surface disruption.