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.
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:
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 etching machines can be used to mark different medical materials, thus meeting a number of market applications and requirements, including UDI and MDR standards.
Whatever the parts you want to mark, individually or in series, our laser marking machines can be adapted to your needs. A wide range of accessories and options allows you to optimise your UDI, MDR or other medical traceability markings: