ADDITIVE LASER BARCODE PRINTING ON HIGH REFLECTIVE STAINLESS STEEL

Authors

  • Mihail Stoyanov Mihalev Technical University of Sofia, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Precision Engineering and Measurement Instruments, 8 Kl. Ohridski blvd, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Chavdar Momchilov Hardalov Technical University of Sofia, Department of Applied Physics, 8 Kl. Ohridski blvd, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Christo Georgiev Christov Technical University of Sofia, Department of Applied Physics, 8 Kl. Ohridski blvd, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Monika Rinke Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Applied Materials – Applied Materials Physics, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
  • Harald Leiste Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Applied Materials – Applied Materials Physics, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
  • Johannes Schneider Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Applied Materials – Computational Materials Science, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14311/AP.2020.60.0435

Keywords:

additive laser marking, direct part marking, MoO3, transition metal oxides, chemical bonding

Abstract

In this paper, the process of an additive laser marking on stainless steel parts for barcode printing is presented. It is based on the use of one transition metal oxide chemically-well bonded to the stainless steel substrate, without a usage of any additional materials and cleaning substances.

The resulting additive coatings, produced from initial MoO3 powder by irradiation with a laser beam, reveal strong adhesion, high hardness, long durability and high optical contrast, which make the process suitable for barcode printing on materials such as high reflective stainless steel, which was always a challenge for the classical laser marking technologies.

The obtained bar patterns are in a compliance with the requirements of the existing standards.

Author Biographies

Mihail Stoyanov Mihalev, Technical University of Sofia, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Precision Engineering and Measurement Instruments, 8 Kl. Ohridski blvd, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

Assist. Prof. Dr., Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Chavdar Momchilov Hardalov, Technical University of Sofia, Department of Applied Physics, 8 Kl. Ohridski blvd, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

Assoc. Prof. Dr., Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Department of Applied Physica

Christo Georgiev Christov, Technical University of Sofia, Department of Applied Physics, 8 Kl. Ohridski blvd, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

Assoc. Prof. Dr., Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Department of Applied Physica

Monika Rinke, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Applied Materials – Applied Materials Physics, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

Institute of Applied Materials - Applied Materials Physics, Dr.

Harald Leiste, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Applied Materials – Applied Materials Physics, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

Institute of Applied Materials - Applied Materials Physics, Dr.

Johannes Schneider, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Applied Materials – Computational Materials Science, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

Institute of Applied Materials - Computational Materials Science, Dr.

References

ISO/IES 15415 Standard

NASA standard 6002D, Applying data matrix identification symbols on aerospace parts, (2002).

C. Christov, M. Mihalev, Ch. Hardalov, Mihailov, Leiste, Transition metal oxides as materials for additive laser marking on stainless steel, Acta Polytechnica, Vol 57, No 4 (2017), 252-261, DOI: https://doi.org/10.14311/AP.2017.57.0252

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ANSI X3.182-1990 for Information Systems: Bar Code Print Quality Guideline

GS1 Bar Code Verification for Linear Symbols, ver. 4.3, May 2009,

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2020-11-19

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