What is Stainless Steel…??Stainless is a term coined early in the development ofthese steels for cutlery applications.It was adopted as a generic name for these steels andnow covers a wide range of steel types and grades forcorrosion or oxidation resistant applications.Stainless steels are iron alloys with a minimum of10.5% chromium.Other alloying elements are added to enhance theirstructure and properties such as formability, strengthand cryogenic toughness.
Stainless Steel Marking…Stainless steel can be marked with a laser for a widevariety of purposes.Commonly stainless steel items are used forpromotional goods, such as pens as well as in the trophyand awards market.Stainless steel and tool steel are often used inindustrial settings for tools, tool bits and as rugged longlasting machine data plates.If you are marking stainless steel and other uncoatedmaterials, the surface must first be treated with a verysafe chemical that promotes an extremely dark contrast.
Test for Mark on Stainless Steel…Marks on stainless steel survived the following tests: Abrasion (scratch resistance) Salt water spray Lubricants Blow torch
Stainless Steel Laser Marking Instruction For CO2 Lasers % Power: 100% Marking Material Part No. Usage: 500grams= 3500/2” Usage: 500g +30% alcohol= 5500/2” Speed: 3-5% w/12w Laser 25% w/25w Laser 30% w/30w Laser 50% w/50w Laser Expected Results: Black Marks