From production convenience to the adherence of high medical standards.
Main Purpose 1: Achieving standards required by the medical industry
Laser marking sets the technological standard for medical parts and equipment to meet strict requirements by the FDA. This is done by the input of UDI (unique device identifier) or MDR (medical device regulation), as Data Matrix codes are laser marked to encapsulate information such as batch numbers, production dates, serial numbers, manufacturer and product information. Markings with high precision and readability allows traceable information; from the time they are manufactured to the final user.
Main Purpose 2: Durability of imprinted information
Efficient traceability and identification of medical tools and technology are made possible by the corrosion-resistant laser engraving and annealing results. These applications last the life-long use of the equipment.
Application Examples in Medical Technology
Thanks to the benefits of laser marking, the technology has become an important application for the medical industry. Information such as batch numbers, serial numbers, production dates and manufacturer information are embedded into the Data Matrix encoding to ensure strict measures of authentication.
- Medical instruments
- Surgical instruments
- Orthopaedic or trauma surgery implants
- Plastic cannulas
Apart from the undeniable advantages of traceability that laser technology provides, the biocompatibility of the application is an added bonus for the purpose in its resistance towards germs, acids, cleaners and bodily fluids. Harm is not inflicted onto the body even if medical implants are placed in the patient’s body for a long time.
Function & Advantages of Laser Technology
Advantage 1 : Medical-friendly and lasts the life-span of component
Laser marking and engraving creates a permanent imprint that lasts the life-span of the product or item part. A thoroughly effective method in comparison to other application types, and is highly resistant to extreme temperatures, cleaners, chemicals, UV and abrasion. It does not succumb to the germs and bodily fluids when the medical implant is placed in patient’s body.
Advantage 2 : Minimal maintenance with contactless processing
Laser speeds up your work process by avoiding issues often found in milling, through eliminating of troublesome procedures such as time-consuming fixation of material and tool replacement costs. Also, from the advantage of contactless processing, there is no wearing of laser beam and no distortion of material.
Advantage 3 : Cost Efficiency
No operation consumables such as inks, chemicals or sprays are required for direct application of laser marking. Costly handling and mass disposal of these materials are eliminated. Moreover, due to laser beam being the only ‘tool’, no tool wear and hence no maintenance of tooling parts is required.
Advantage 4 : High reliability in precision and repeatability
Description: The wear-free operation produces highest precision possible. With great reliability, this reduces waste from repeated productions.
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