West Industries provides a list of high quality services designed to address every phase of product development and manufacturing. Our clients have the option of selecting our services as a group or individually.
Laser Marking & Laser Etching Samples
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Laser Etching & Laser Marking on most metals, plastics, & dark woods. We also perform the most advanced techniques in serialization laser marking of your items.
West Industries provides cutting-edge Laser Etching & Laser Marking technology by employing the most advanced laser systems to provide high quality, permanent marking and branding of products. If it's a number or artwork, our Laser Marking process employs many different laser systems including CO2 and Fiber lasers to produce a high level of detail and quality on a wide range of materials. We can also cut shapes from Silicon wafers and thin metals.
If you require a large production, or just a handful of objects, we can assist you with your project with impressive results.
Please contact us today to discuss your laser marking application.
Laser Marking/Etching Background:
Laser engraving, a subset of laser marking, is the practice of using lasers to engrave an object. Laser marking, on the other hand, is a broader category of methods to impart marks on an object, which also includes color change due to chemical/molecular alteration, charring, foaming, melting, ablation, melting, and more. The technique does not involve the use of inks, nor does it involve tool bits which contact the engraving surface and wear out. These properties distinguish laser engraving from alternative engraving or marking technologies where inks or bit heads have to be replaced regularly.
The impact of laser marking has been more pronounced for specially designed "laserable" materials and also for some paints. These include laser-sensitive polymers and novel metal alloys.
The term laser marking is also used as a generic term covering a broad spectrum of surfacing techniques including printing, hot-branding and laser bonding.
CNC Milling & Turning
In this phase of the process the product or product components are cut and shaped.
Once the client's concept is presented, we then apply our CAD expertise to get the concept ready for the next phase of the production process.
Once we learn the function of your product and the environment it will perform in, we then design electronic circuitry to fulfill its purpose.
We take the circuit design and use it to produce the
circuit board, either by hand or automation.
In this phase, we take mechanical items of the product and assemble them.
This service is utilized to 'prove' the function. This is the
last step before plastic injection.
Plastic injection services
In this phase we fabricate molds that will be utilized
in the manufacturing of specific parts of the product.
This service brings the mechanical and electronic assembly parts together into a complete product.