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South Bend Form Tool uses our Signature Laser machine to generate the desired “Marking” effects on the surfaces of customers' products, providing a permanent identification, be it a logo, part number, serial number, etc.
The laser can be set up to mark materials by discoloring the material, leaving little or no tactile feel on the surface marked. This process is used to maintain the surface integrity, while laser marking material coloration is dependent upon the material being marked.
The other laser process is “Engraving”, and when South Bend Form Tool uses our laser to engrave, we vaporize material away from the base material, leaving a tactile depression (perceptible to the sense of touch) on the surface. This method allows for deeper engraving depths to provide a wide variety of visual appeal. This process is used when the material being engraved does not lend itself to the laser marking process, or when the item being engraved needs the added depth for visual appeal, or to apply a color fill to the text or logos to improve the readability when finished. Laser engraving allows materials to be engraved that are normally difficult or impossible to engrave by other means.
For specific questions, do not hesitate to contact us, to discuss your marking and/or engraving needs.
Our full service capabilities ensure the shortest delivery schedule possible.
We have the ability to receive and work with AutoCAD and SurfCam drawings. We are also fully capable of receiving other source software such as Catia and converting them over to DWG or DXF files to be used on the production floor.
This process of file conversion allows our machine operators to program any of their CNC machining centers to produce the most elaborate parts in the shortest possible time.
|Laser Marking and Engraving||Laser Marking & Engraving can be used for:
Application of Logos
Serialization of Parts
Panels and Dials
Advertising Specialty Products
Highly Decorative Products
Surface Mount Components for process tracking and identification
|Laser Specifications||50 watts
Linear, ring and angular writing modes
Helvetica, OCR-A and bar code character fonts
3" diameter lens with .003 line thickness
5.6" diameter lens with .005 line thickness
+/- .0025" repeatability
.025" to 4.0" character size
|Aerospace Industry & Ground Support Tooling Customers:||Airbus
B.F. Goodrich Aerospace
Boeing Aerospace Services
CEL Aerospace Test Equipment
Honeywell Ground Support
Rolls Royce Engines System
Saudi Arabian Airlines
U.S. Air Force
|Health Care & Medical Industry Customers:||Bayer Corporation
Heraeus Kulzer Inc
Siemens Medical Solutions Diag
|Automotive Industry Customers:||Bosch Braking Systems
|General Industry Customers:||Caterpillar
Coast Distribution Inc
Forest River (Marine Div)
Kobelco Compressors of America
Mossberg & Company Printing
Onan of Indiana
South Bend Community School System
University of Notre Dame
Acrylic & other plastics
|Steel||A2 thru A6
O1 thru 06
S1 thru S7
4130 thru 4350
1010 thru 1145
|Stainless Steel||303 thru 347
410 thru 440F
|High Temperature Alloys||Waspaloy
Aluminum all types