Optimization of Laser Marking Machine by Design of Fixture to Reduce Cycle Time
International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology
Laser marking is the exercise of use lasers to imprint on the exterior of the object. The method does not include the use of inks, tool bits that causes damage to engraving surface, beneficial in the sense of eliminating the necessity of changing inks, tool bits on the periodic basis.The influence of laser marking has been more noticeable for special purpose " laser feasible" materials and also on some paints. It contains laser subtle polymers and innovative alloys of metal. The word laser
... The word laser marking is also used worldwide as it covers a wide range of surface acting treatments like printing, hot-branding and laser attachment. As there is one same machine for laser engraving & marking process that confuses to a person without knowledge of these processes. This work is carryout to design fixtures for laser engraving process in medical equipment manufacturing business situated in Ratnagiri. The machine is used to mark product details on the exterior of the work piece with the help of a laser. There is variation in part family created in the industry. Due to such variation, it will take additional set up time for fixturing of different parts. This increases cycle time. So fixture is planned for the part which made in large quantity, where maximum cycle time is lost. Bone screws of two different size are produced in maximum quantity than rest of parts for which fixture design.