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The Tandex Test Labs in-house laser job shop is the perfect solution to outsource your laser marking, laser engraving or laser etching requirements.

Tandex provides:     Clear and accurate logos, personalization, bar codes, date codes, serialization, data matrix, UID marking and verification.

   Quality laser marks for direct part marking on most materials including ceramic, titanium, plastic, stainless steel, aluminum and gold.

Fast turn-around, same day quotes, free samples and superior customer service.

   Laser marking provides a high-speed, low-cost, precise and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional method such as silk screening, pad printing, stamping, chemical etching and mechanical engraving. And it's permanent!!

The laser is capable of marking an incredible array of materials with a wide range of possible effects. Virtually any material can be laser marked with a permanent, easily readable, highly contrasting text or graphic image, even with dimensions as small as thousandths of an inch.

   Laser marking is also non-contact and non-obtrusive making it ideal for sensitive materials and delicate parts.

Computer control allows for precision, repeatability, and remarkable versatility. Every mark is directed with pinpoint precision by the manipulation of deflection mirrors driven by an industrial computer.  Positional accuracies are on the order of several ten-thousandths of an inch, with equal repeatability.

Customer job files can be stored, and later retrieved, to guarantee the quickest turnarounds and identical results from one job to the next.  As a result, consistency in quality, formatting and orientation is assured from part-to-part and lot-to-lot.

Graphics can be converted from any electronic format for import and marking with the laser marking machine.  Artwork can also be adapted via a digital scanner.  Thousands of text fonts are available as well, including:  OCR, Barcode, 2D Matrix, and decorative fonts.  Additional features such as alphanumeric serialization, data checksums, radial marking and text file input are standard.

The computer control also allows for easy integration to motion systems, parts handlers and other external components for high-speed, low-cost solution for large volume needs.

Virtually all materials are laser markable. Primary marking systems are based on Neodymium Doped, Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (Nd:YAG) lasers, which produce near infrared light at a wavelength of 1.06 microns.

     Applications for laser marking range from deep-marking of hardened materials to corrosion-resistant marking of curved parts.

Tandex Test Lab's has successfully laser marked a wide range of materials including, but not limited to, these materials:


Carbon Steels, Aluminum, Copper, Kovar, Brass, Nickel, Titanium, Gold, Silver composites, Kevlar, Carbon Graphite, Fiberglass


Alumina, Glass, Zirconia, Silicon Carbide


ABS; Cevian, Cycolac, Lustran, Teluran, Triax,

ASA; Centrex, Luran S

Epoxy; Tactix


PA; Durethan, Ultramid, Vestimid

PBT; Celanex, Valox, Ultradur

PC; Lexan, Makrolon, Apec

PC/ABS; Bayblend, Cycoloy


Sample Laser marking on IC Microprocessor


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15849 Business Ctr Dr.

Irwindale, Ca. 91706-2053 U.S.A.

TOLL FREE 800.729.8378

Phone: 626.962.7166

 Fax: 626.960.6896

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