June 2, 2023

Laser Technology Applications in the Watch Industry

Due to precious materials and precision components, the watch industry has put forward higher requirements for various processing technologies in the production process. Laser equipment has the advantages of high precision, high flexibility, high efficiency and low consumables, which can complete a variety of processing procedures such as marking, engraving, welding, cutting, drilling, etc., and bring more creative design products and profit growth points for watch manufacturers.

Laser Marking Watch Parts

In the process of making watches, the traditional engraving method needs to contact the object’s surface, which is easy to cause damage and scratches on the surface of the object. And laser technology is a non-contact processing method, which can not only obtain perfect marking effect, but also will not affect the overall appearance of the watch. At present, Mactron has launched a laser marking system with various laser sources such as optical fiber laser, ultraviolet laser, and CO2 laser, which can be engraved on various materials such as metal, plastic, silica gel, glass, and acrylic.

Laser marking machines are often used to mark metal clasps, dials and silicone straps, which can not only enhance the brand and traceability of products, but also create more artistic and creative watches to meet the diverse customization needs of the market. The sapphire glass mirror in the sapphire watch can perfectly realize the fine engraving effect by using the ultraviolet laser marking machine without secondary processing.

Laser Cutting Watch Parts

Precision laser cutting application is very common in the watch industry, such as dial and sapphire glass cutting, small parts (hands and gears) precision cutting. The high-precision and high-flexibility laser cutting machine can effectively shorten the processing time, improve work efficiency, and ensure the stability and reliability of the production process.

Laser cut protective films are designed to provide a secure layer of protection for watches and other timepieces. Laser equipment can customize the design and size on the film, and the edge of the laser-processed protective film is smooth and clean, suitable for any type of watch.

 

Laser Welding Watch Parts

Laser welding is particularly suitable for joining small size or complex shape accessories that are difficult to access, such as cases, bezels, bracelets and hour markers in watch parts, where we use precision laser welding machines to join metals together to achieve a strong, waterproof and durable effect. In addition, laser welding is also used for repairing watches and customizing watch parts.

As a precision electronic product, a watch is composed of multiple components such as movement, bottom cover, dial, case, and gasket. Its production involves various processing applications such as engraving, cutting, welding, and texture processing. Laser technology can efficiently complete product anti-counterfeiting marks and personalized finishing customization, precision cutting and welding of tiny parts, which is a very cost-effective processing technology. Mactron is deeply involved in the laser field. Its industrial laser equipment series has high precision, powerful material processing capabilities and a wide range of applications, which can create higher quality and artistic products for watch manufacturers.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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