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Joe Baker
06-02-2009, 10:59 PM
Is there a laser strong enough to mark metal without the Thermark?

Bill Cunningham
06-02-2009, 11:05 PM
The Fibermark from epilog does that..

Joe Baker
06-02-2009, 11:20 PM
How much do those run?

Dan Hintz
06-03-2009, 8:11 AM

You're looking at YAG lasers (FiberMark) for metal, and I believe they start in the $50k range. The higher-powered CO2 lasers can mark some metals (such as high-iron stainless), but the speed is so slow you won't make any money at it.

Jeanette Brewer
06-03-2009, 12:32 PM
The FiberMark fiber lasers start at $32,000.

Dan Hintz
06-03-2009, 3:45 PM
The FiberMark fiber lasers start at $32,000.
More reasonable than I first thought... good to know for future reference.