Laser marking software helps optimize parameters for different processes, materials

November 10, 2009

TRUMPF's TruTops Mark Navigator is an interactive software used in conjunction with the company's TruTop laser markers to help optimize laser parameters for different laser marking processes and materials.

No specific laser marking knowledge is required to use the software. The menu directs the operator to choose the appropriate materials and the desired process, such as deep engraving, annealing, or ablation. As a final step, the operator selects the marking content and designates whether it is an area to be filled, or lines.

The software creates a test matrix that is marked on a test piece. The operator then evaluates the test matrix, selects the best field, and clicks on the field in the software. The laser parameters are transferred directly into the laser marking program. A zoom-in function allows for fine-tuning of test patterns.

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