Laser Marking Medical Devices, Medical Components
The use of laser technologies has changed many different aspects of the medical industry in modern society. Lasers offer precision and clarity no matter what their application, which has made them essential when medical tools and devices need to be permanently marked with serial numbers or bar codes, or company logo. Laser marking medical device procedures are an important contribution to the medical industry because they make it possible to convey important details without using toxic paints or chemicals in the process. Using lasers consistent with the approved guidelines, manufactures can be confident that the final product will be FDA compliant, safe, and yet still striking to the eye.
Manufacturers must utilize medical device marking that can withstand the rigors of repeated sterilization while adhering to a medical engraving process that is FDA approved. Laser marking medical device protocols are governed by stringent requirements. Medical devices can only be marked with non-contaminating etchings or dark marking that can still provide adequate contrast for legibility without disrupting or adding material to the surface of the medical device. Medical device manufacturers recognize the importance of following established standards that will permit them to create high-quality products that display the necessary information in a manner consistent with FDA guidelines.
With more than 30 years of experience Laser Impressions has defined the best laser processing variables to achieve optimal results in medical device marking. Medical components, surgical instruments, bone screws, or even implants that are made from titanium, stainless steel, or engineered plastics can be engraved using laser technologies that are capable of producing superior legibility and contrast on either flat or curved surfaces. Bar codes, serialization, logos, and any other marking you can imagine can be etched into the surface of metal or plastic medical devices.
Dark marking can be used to create a smooth “stain” with excellent eye-catching contrast that won’t disturb the plastic or metallic surface of the material. This can be useful if there is a concern about an etched surface collecting organic materials such as blood or tissue. Messages can also be etched at .005 inches or deeper if durability is an issue. Whether it is putting a logo on a surgical instrument or a part number on a tool handle, smooth or flat, metal or plastic, Laser Impressions can create a lasting image on your medical devices to create high-tech results that both doctors and patients expect.
If you have questions about laser marking medical devices, please call (800) 344-LASER and speak with one of our laser marking specialists.