Imagine a trophy cup won in a specific contest in your hands or a memorable watch with which your colleagues appreciated long years of dedicated work. Merely possessing such things is a great pleasure, but it is much sweeter to take them in hands years later and read the engravings: “To the winner of the City Marathon, from the Mayor,” or “Happy retirement, dear colleague and friend!”
What was pictured may be the most evident, but far not the only field of application of laser marking on metal and laser engraving? One of the most outstanding discoveries of the XX century that laser saw was its first practical application in medicine somewhere in the middle of the 60th. Today it is even impossible to think of eye surgery without it.
You can’t craft a surgical instrument as tiny as a scalpel without laser technologies. Neither would you lathe the smallest machinery part with microscopic markings on its surface. LASIT, a company that grew from a small family business, now provides its laser marking metal and laser engraving services to many customers worldwide in the automotive, military, medical, jewelry, and various other industries.
A History of Success Bright As a Laser Beam
“Big enough to make the difference, but also small enough to take care of every single customer” – sounds like a motto for a successful business to follow. It is also something you would expect from people working in their field of interest with genuine passion and dedication.
LASIT also humbly positions itself as a “company of one hundred.” Their employee count is smaller – 84 at the moment. Nevertheless, they are capable of serving almost 5 thousand customers worldwide, including the USA. Since 2015, when the company decided to go international and opened its new office in Augusta, GA, its growth rate soared by an outstanding 189%.
It suddenly came to mind: if we’d been living “in a galaxy far, far away,” Jedi lightsabers would have been invented not by the military but by a small family business with genuine interest. A more promising technology at that time was laser marking for cylindrical components – that’s what it all started with.
Maybe the time of lightsabers is yet to come, but through the years, LASIT has been successfully working with more “earthy” aspects of laser works:
- Launched the 3-axis marking head already the next year after formation.
- Secured long-term relations with a prominent Israeli company ISCAR in 1995.
- Hit the market with its invention of an air-cooled Nd: Yag laser in 2003.
- With the industrial fiber laser, launched a direction of industrial customized laser systems in 2006.
The business grew more prominent and hit American soil in 2015. It was also the year when they launched WebTV. This new technology allows seeing what is going on in production plants.
Plans For The Future
2020 has been a challenging year for many of us. But high demand for laser marking and engraving on metal (as well as on plastic and organic materials with which LASIT also works) still remains. With the dawn of an era of far space exploration – commencing SpaceX’s first human travel to Mars – it looks like the company won’t fall short of orders. Cutting edge space technologies – why not? Let’s go to space then!