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Laser marking on medical equipment

Technifor laser marking machines are ideal for laser marking on medical devices, prostheses, and other surgical instruments.

   

The UDI (Unique Device Identification) standard requires manufacturers to mark their production of medical and surgical equipment that they produce for the United States.

The European Union quickly followed with the MDR standard (Medical Device Regulation). The EU also requires that all medical and surgical instruments are identified before manufacturers export them in any European Union country.  

   

As an expert in traceability marking solutions for more than 30 years, Technifor supports you on the road to UDI and MDR compliance.

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The marking of medical equipment can be done by laser, a marking technology that is highly appreciated in the medical field because it has many advantages.

Laser marking on medical instruments is:

  • Indelible
  • Contrasted

The most common solution to meet the traceability requirements of medical devices is annealing: this marking technique consists in locally heating the material (titanium, stainless steel, etc.), which makes it possible to obtain a highly visible and easily readable marking.

  

The advantage of annealing is that it is non-abrasive, the etching is carried out on the surface, which means that the part is not deformed, and thus avoids contamination by bacteria.  

Technifor laser engraving machines can be used to mark different medical materials, thus meeting a number of market applications and requirements, including UDI and MDR standards.

Our most frequent applications in terms of laser marking:

  • Surgical instruments
    Whether they are made of metal or plastic, they must meet the identification requirements of current market standards (UDI or MDR "Medical Device Regulation")
Laser marking of surgical equipment
  • Bone prostheses
    Their purpose is to partially or totally replace a bone in the human body. They must therefore be very resistant. For this reason the most commonly used materials are metal, ceramic or highly cross-linked polyethylene
Laser marking of bone prosthesis
  • Dental implants 
    A dental implant can be made of several materials, among which we find most frequently zircon or titanium
Laser marking of dental prostheses
  • Hearing aids
    Hearing implants are very common and most often consist of acrylic, hard or soft. This material is easily marked by Technifor laser machines
Laser marking of hearing aids

Find the solution adapted to your needs:

Whatever the parts you want to mark, individually or in series, our solutions can be adapted to your needs. A wide range of accessories and options allows you to optimize your UDI, MDR or other medical traceability markings:

  • Do you need to obtain a uniform marking on a complex shaped part? Discover the 3D module, which ensures uniform and quality markings regardless of the geometry of the medical device.
  • Does your production require a quick rereading of the Datamatrix codes? The Vision Manager will allow you to instantly check and verify the markings made on your medical instruments..
  • Are the parts you want to mark cylindrical? The solution is the Technifor rotary device! Available in 3 versions, in order to adapt to the size of the medical equipment to be marked.

   

All our lasers can be integrated into a production line, or available in manual or automated marking stations.

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