Labeling of medical devices has to meet strict requirements, which - in several cases - can only be fulfilled with laser engraving.
Sometimes there is only a small surface on which quite a lot of information has to be marked due to safety reasons; in these cases the use of the high resolution marking method of lasers is appropriate.
In the same time, the surface of the devices, tools, implants etc. must not be damaged, because pathogens can easily adhere to such broken surfaces. Lasers serve ideal solutions, because they can mark any metals, alloys or plastic in a way, that the surface is not damaged by the marking, it only discolours it, but still creates a durable capture.
With lasers not only simple alphanumeric captures but 1D and 2D bar codes, figures, emblems and even photo quality engravings can be made. The engraved data can be modified even product by product and their source can be an external data base or an algorithm in the own software of the laser.
You can find further similar applications in our articles on manufacturing and electronics.