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FOBA Introduces MOSAIC Laser Marking Technology

FOBA Laser Marking & Engraving recently introduced MOSAIC™, a laser marking technology designed specifically for medical devices.

According to FOBA leadership, MOSAIC was developed to address challenges that include process enhancement and reduction of waste and cost. 

MOSAIC, a patent pending technology based on FOBA’s patented IMP (Intelligent Marking Position) tool, uses a concept based on through-the-lens vision combined with the tiling of images. According to FOBA, the image simulates a straight-down view from inside the laser with an imaging field as large as the laser marking area, providing improved automation of mark alignment. “This straight-down view is critical,” according to the company, “as it eliminates perspective effects that are known to be a major source of distortion when it comes to accurately laser marking medical devices. Increasing production throughput is a result of the fast and simple part recognition. Costs can also be saved as product fixtures are no longer needed.”

add’n solutions, a German service provider of laser marking, cleaning, passivation, packaging and labeling of medical devices, was one of the first companies to utilize FOBA’s MarkUS 2.12 software with MOSAIC. add’n solutions tested 50 pieces with and without MOSAIC. The machine with MOSAIC software tested out at 50% faster—40 minutes for 50 parts compared to 80 minutes on the non-MOSAIC machine, according to add'n solutions.

Additionally, add’n solutions reported that tests found that MOSAIC’s fixture-less marking system has the potential to create robot-automated production opportunities for companies.

FOBA will introduce and demonstrate the technology at OMTEC® 2019, June 11-13 in Chicago.

Source: FOBA Laser Marking & Engraving