Electron Beam Engineering, a precision electron beam and laser beam welding provider, announced it now offers laser marking for etching and engraving into metals and ceramics.
The company’s RMI Laser Marker creates detailed line, numbers or other marks on products for tracking and traceability. Electron Beam can also serialize and coordinate those laser markings with any laser or electron beam welding that is performed on the same components.
Laser marking, also known as laser etching or laser engraving, is a non-contact process to permanently mark products using a laser beam that quickly passes over the surface of the desired image, while carving out microscopic fragments of material. Electron Beam will provide free samples, if requested.
Source: Electron Beam Engineering
Laser marking may serve as a potential solution in grappling with FDA’s Unique Device Identification regulations. The Agency recently released a series of education modules to help companies better understand the complex law.
The next UDI deadline is September 24, 2016, when class III devices will be required to bear a unique device identifier as a permanent marking on the device itself if it is intended to be used more than once or be reprocessed before each use; labels and packages of class II medical devices must bear a UDI, and data for class II devices is required to be submitted to the Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID) database.