Fonon Corporation Unveils Update to Laser Marking Systems for Circumferential Marking Applications



Latest system more economical, efficient than dot peen or inkjet marking

LAKE MARY, FL, March 21, 2016 – Fonon Corporation (OTC: FNON)  today announced an update to the LaserTower Professional CM Series, a line of direct parts marking system with advanced programming capabilities and an integrated rotary axis, providing the ability to perform full circumferential marking of cylindrical items.  The LaserTower Professional CM can now processes the widest variety of industrial materials of any laser, including materials made from highly-reflective metals.

Equipped with a removable rotary indexer, the LaserTower Professional CM scribes text, barcodes, 2D codes, custom artwork, and other images or graphics onto curved, arched, or rounded surfaces of a production line component.  The system is also designed for marking flat, non-curved objects.

The LaserTower Professional CM provides a fast, simple way to mark, etch, engrave, or ablate the widest possible variety of industrial materials, from plastics, wood, marble, stone, and fabrics to highly-reflective metals such as aluminum, chrome, steel, copper, brass, and titanium.  It also works well with composites, acrylics, wood, and fabrics.

A member of the Laser Photonics product family, the updated system now ships with either a standard CO2 laser for processing organic materials and plastics or a fiber laser for processing most inorganic materials and metals.

The advanced fiber laser option is ideal for marking and engraving highly-reflective metal parts, and allows the LaserTower Professional CM to mark and engrave metal at a speed more than three times that of CO2 lasers of equal wattage. Power consumption by the advanced laser is less than one quarter the consumption of a comparable C02 marking system, and the advanced laser is maintenance-free and requires no consumables.

Industries which process highly-reflective metals, including manufacturers of construction equipment, aluminum vehicles, kitchenware, copper and brass gaskets, food processing equipment of any kind, and materials used in the aerospace and defense industries can now avail of advanced laser marking capabilities.

Currently used for direct parts marking in a wide variety of industries, the LaserTower Professional CM is ideal for marking pipes, baseball bats, tubes, automobile shocks and other parts, metal bars, backlit buttons, and medical devices.  The system is capable of marking the most delicate, sensitive components without disrupting the surface finish or changing dimensions, and the resulting mark is not affected by metal finishing processes that may be performed after marking.

The updated system includes a removable rotary motor to mark raster images on cylindrical parts as large as 19” x 19” x 8.” Operators can take advantage of the large chamber size by removing the rotary indexer, and mark flat parts as large as 31” x 19” x 10.”  Additional custom sizes are available, and systems can be built to address specialized applications.

“Customer communication and input are two of the driving forces behind innovation at Fonon,” said Ben English, Chief Marketing Officer of Fonon. “High speed, high quality, and permanent marking solutions continue to replace slower and less-reliable technologies such as dot-pin stamping or inkjet marking.  Fonon has developed a value-priced, durable laser processing platform that incorporates high performance and ease of use.  We’re proud to introduce such a complete solution to the marketplace.  The LaserTower Professional CM is truly a no-compromise solution for our customers.”

The LaserTower Professional CM Series is currently in production.  Contact Fonon for more details.

About Fonon Corporation

Fonon designs laser-based material processing technologies for advanced industrial manufacturing and manufactures state of the art equipment utilizing those technologies.  The company products empower manufacturers in the areas of application-specific 3D metal printing (additive manufacturing), and 2D and 3D laser cutting, marking and engraving applications (subtractive manufacturing).  Our products and technologies are used today in every sector of any manufacturing industry from food and beverage to medical, aerospace and semiconductor.  For more information, visit www.fonon.us.

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Media Contact:

Ben English
Chief Marketing Officer
benglish@fonon.us

SOURCE: Fonon Corporation




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