TYKMA Electrox specializes in reliable and customer-centric laser marking systems for engraving a range of materials. In particular, we offer a diverse line of laser engraving systems that are ideal for laser engraving zinc alloys.
What You Need to Know About Zinc and Zinc Alloys
Zinc is a blueish white, slightly brittle metal with a low melting point. While zinc is rarely used in its pure form, it is instead used to form numerous metal casting alloys.
Zinc is durable, cost-efficient, corrosion-resistant, and rust-proof. These properties are what make zinc alloys ideal for applications across various industries.
Brass is the most common zinc alloy and is made by combining zinc with copper. Some applications of brass include:
- Jazz instruments
- Plumbing fixtures and pipe fittings
- Nuts and bolts
- Shell casings and ammunition
- Precision instruments, such as gauges and clocks
In addition to brass, other common zinc alloys include nickel silver and German silver. Both of these zinc alloys are often found in silverware, jewelry, marine fittings, and plumbing fixtures. Further zinc alloys include:
- Spring brass
- Soft solder
- Aluminum solder
The Benefits of Laser Marking Zinc
With zinc alloys found in just about any industry, it’s no surprise that laser marking zinc is quite common. With a TYKMA Electrox laser marking system, you are able to create high-contrast, distinct, and permanent markings on zinc alloys.
Our workstations can engrave the following and more on zinc:
- Bar codes, date codes, and serial numbers
- QR codes
- Data matrix codes
- Individual part numbers
- Industrial codes
- Branding information or logos
Our Workstations Recommended for Laser Engraving Zinc
Laser engraving workstations from TYKMA Electrox are designed for engraving a variety of material surfaces. However, some of our laser marking systems are more suited for laser marking zinc than others.
When laser marking zinc alloys, we suggest using a fiber laser system. At TYKMA Electrox, our fiber laser marking systems are manufactured with a high-powered MOPA fiber laser engine, allowing for clean and distinct marks on any material, including zinc. Some of our leading fiber laser marking systems include the following:
- Zetalase™ XL
- Minilase™ Manual
- Minilase™ Full-Featured Desktop System
- Vereo™ Integration Fiber
Each of our systems is easy to operate and only requires a USB connection to a laptop or desktop PC to begin programming the laser marking software. When it comes to laser engraving zinc alloys, you can count on a workstation from TYKMA Electrox to get the job done.
Why Choose a System from TYKMA Electrox for Laser Marking Zinc Alloys?
At TYKMA Electrox, we’re dedicated to helping our customers receive the support they need regarding installation, troubleshooting, and repair of our laser engraving systems. We provide the following support services for all of our laser marking systems:
- Three-year comprehensive warranties
- Both in-house and on-site training
- Video tutorials
- 24/7/365 technician support
Additionally, we accept materials for application evaluation and testing, so if you want to see the effects of laser engraving zinc, reach out to our team today.
Contact TYKMA Electrox to Learn More About Laser Engraving Zinc
Whether you’re interested in learning more about our laser engraving systems or the process for laser marking zinc, our team of experts is ready to help! Contact us today to get started.