Laser Marking & coding requirements change quickly, therefore innovation and adaptation are key to keeping pace with industry changes. Novanta offers a unique selection of compatible components and integrated sub-systems to meet the changing demands. Marking and coding are closely related applications. Marking involves creating a contrasting surface mark on the target material through ablation, discoloration, engraving, texturing, or surface melting. Coding is a type of marking. Instead of marking a static graphic or text, coding marks vary from item to item as in a serial number. In addition, from batch to batch as in an expiration date. Barcodes, QR codes, expiration dates, graphics, and alphanumeric codes can all be accomplished with a laser system on a wide range of material types: Marking and coding with a laser system offers several key advantages over traditional methods: Zero contact with the target material Can be applied to curved or contoured surfaces Digital control enables on-the-fly changes Lower operating costs – no consumables, and very little required maintenance High speed capability, suitable for high volume processing and production lines Crisp, clear imagery, and text Wide range of type fonts and sizes Permanent marks that will not smear or rub off Wide range of materials, including challenging materials like polyurethane foam and glass Learn more on these solutions here.