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According to Research and Markets, the global laser marking industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% by 2030. The recent emergence of new tracing and tracking regulations means companies have to mark all their components, from raw materials to finished products. These requirements have already begun to increase the demand for cost-effective, efficient laser marking services, equipment, and tooling.
A significant factor in the efficacy of laser marking is having an easy-to-use fixturing system that can quickly get parts in and out of machines. To help fill this need, Phillips Precision created the Laser Arsenal®, a universal fixture system designed to meet the demands of high-volume production, while also providing versatility for prototyping and short-run applications.
“The action of the Loc-N-Load™ quick swap plates and the versatility of Laser Arsenal® work holding helps us process parts faster, boosting productivity of our machines and operators,” said Scott Ferrecchia, vice president of Lincoln Tool & Machine. “It takes the time and guesswork out of complex fixtures the guys need to use on a regular basis out in the shop.”
Laser Arsenal® fixturing was integrated into Lincoln Tool’s manufacturing process, where laser marking fixtures can be developed right alongside other critical components like milling and inspection fixturing. Ferrecchia says: “We build fixtures that can be used across all of our equipment and if the job calls for it, we can get creative enough to go from inspection and laser marking in the same fixture.”
Designed in-house, the Laser Arsenal® is a low-cost, ready-made solution designed to streamline workflows and maximize profits. This modular, magnetically interlocking system fits any laser marking machine and enables laser technicians to palletize various capacities of parts to maximize runtime and mark more parts per shift.
Major markets for laser marking include communications, military, materials processing, medical, entertainment, and analytical instruments. Laser systems can connect to factory networks or industrial IoT systems and integrate traceability into automated production processes.
This article is sponsored by Phillips Precision, Inc., a full-service machine shop and manufacturer of specialized work holding products. To learn more about the company’s complex machining services, fixture designing, and quick-swap fixture plate and work holding components for inspection and laser marking, contact Phillips Precision, Inc., today or visit their website at https://phillips-precision.com/.
Image Credit: Image courtesy of Phillips Precision
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