LASER APPLICATIONS IN WATCH INDUSTRY
Laser Marking on Watch Components
In watch industry laser machines are used for marking, part numbers, serial numbers, data matrix codes, decorative markings such as logos and graphics on watch components such as clockwork components, oscillation weights, bezels, crowns, housings, watch case backs or dials.
The black marking on the watch back case with higher quality contrast is done with ease.
Laser Micro-Machining of watch components
Laser is used for micro-machining of gear-wheels; links; hands; inner plates etc. Short laser pulses with very high pulse power generate such high energy densities that the material usually evaporates immediately (sublimates). In this process, the idea is to use the laser to vaporize the material with as little melting as possible. Each laser pulse produces a small depression, typically measuring in few micrometers in diameter and just a few micrometers in depth.
Deep Laser Engraving on Watch Components
Deep laser engraving on watch inner plates, bezels etc. Deep laser engraving requires consistent laser focussing throughout the depth.
Laser Texturing for Watch Moulds
Laser is used for engraving textures on watch strip mould and other moulds.
Laser texturing on watch strips, bezels and inner plates for aesthetic looks.