FOBA experiences double-digit growth in medical device marking

Feb. 6, 2018
The company experienced double-digit growth in 2017 in the laser marking segment of the medical industry. 

FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving (Selmsdorf, Germany) has strengthened its position in the laser marking industry with its technology for medical Unique Device Identifier (UDI) marking. The company's expertise in laser marking surgical instruments and implants has been continuously challenged by growing regulatory marking and quality requirements, as well as by the economic needs of medical device manufacturers.

Related: Laser marking machines perform UDI-compliant marking of medical devices

The company, partnering with nearly all of the top medical OEM manufacturers, experienced double-digit growth in 2017 in the laser marking segment of the medical industry. Its stand-alone marking solutions, along with its diverse fiber lasers for integration, exceed demanding industrial standards of compliant marking on titanium, stainless steel, and most medical plastics.

A laser-marked interbody connector for spinal fusion surgeries is shown.

The company's vision-based laser marking system offers pre- and post-mark verification of components and marking results to significantly reduce marking errors while providing documented process stability. Automatic mark alignment relative to the position of the workpiece ensures an economic and stable marking performance.

FOBA, a part of the Danaher Corporation (Washington, DC), serves the automotive part, medical device production, and aerospace industries, among others. Its marking lasers mark a variety of materials and parts.

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