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Publication Date: 08/1/2010
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RMI Intros 20-Watt Laser Marking System
Laser marking system.
Lafayette, CO — RMI Laser has introduced the U-20, an all-new 20-watt, Q-switched Laser Marking System for high volume throughput. It is suitable for large batches when the marking areas range from 4 to 12-in. (101 x 304mm). The marking system can be used on all metals, most plastics, composites, ceramics, and a wide variety of other material substrates. It incorporates a built-in, diode-pumped ND: YVO4 laser source, which provides from 120 to 200kW — nearly twice the peak power of the company's previous marking system — while maintaining superior beam quality.

The innovative system performs fast engraving from 0.001 to 0.004-in. (0.0254 to 0.1016mm) and vector marking at very high speeds, making it suitable for marking-on-the-fly (MOTF). Due to the very short pulse duration (<10 nanoseconds), the heat level is kept to a minimum during operation, making the U-20 well-suited for heat-sensitive materials or processes.

The extended focal plane depth enables the laser mark around curves or on curved surfaces without distortion or degradation; it also provides higher/darker contrast in much less time. The marking system can cut thin metals and provide surface laser markings on extremely durable metals like titanium or tool steel, and/or on austenitic super alloys such as Inconel®.

Included in the standard system are the marker head, controller, laptop computer, focusing diode, 163mm F-Theta lens, Z-axis lab jack, mounting stand, laser safety goggles, and the company's proprietary SymbolWriter-Pro software.

Contact: RMI Laser, 106 Laser Drive, Bldg. 2, Lafayette, CO 80026 888-952-7370 or 303-664-9000 E-mail: Web:

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