INVESTIGATION OF THE INFLUENCE OF TECHNOLOGICAL PARAMETERS OF LASER MARKING ON THE DEGREE OF CONTRAST

Authors

  • Petar Tsvyatkov Faculty of Engineering, Technical University of Gabrovo
  • Emil Yankov Faculty of Engineering, Rezekne Academy of Tehnologies
  • Lyubomir Lazov Faculty of Engineering, Rezekne Academy of Tehnologies
  • Edmunds Teirumnieks Faculty of Engineering, Rezekne Academy of Tehnologies
  • Karlis Pīgožnis Faculty of Engineering, Rezekne Academy of Tehnologies

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17770/etr2023vol3.7319

Keywords:

Laser, Marking, Contrast, Laser Power, step, Marking Speed, Frequency

Abstract

In modern production, each finished product entering the market is identified by a special marking. Each mark must meet requirements such as good coding, easy to see, easy to read by certain readers, stable over time, etc. In the present casting, laser marking of the C75 steel was carried out with a fiber laser with an average power of P = 30 W and a wavelength of λ = 1064 nm. For semi-contrast marking, marking speeds from 100 mm/s to 700 mm/s, average power from 10 to 30 W, raster pitch from 20 µm to 60 µm, scanning frequency from 20 kHz to 150 kHz were investigated as constant parameters are the pulse duration τ =100 ns, number of repetitions N = 1 and defocus Δ f = 0 mm. The influence of the changing parameters on the contrast was established, and experimental dependences were constructed. The achieved research results show that to obtain a high contrast mark, the average power should be above 20 W, the scanning speed up to 300 mm/s, the scanning frequency up to 50 kHz and the raster pitch up to 40 µm.

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Published

2024-01-16

How to Cite

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P. Tsvyatkov, E. Yankov, L. Lazov, E. Teirumnieks, and K. Pīgožnis, “INVESTIGATION OF THE INFLUENCE OF TECHNOLOGICAL PARAMETERS OF LASER MARKING ON THE DEGREE OF CONTRAST”, ETR, vol. 3, pp. 370–374, Jan. 2024, doi: 10.17770/etr2023vol3.7319.