Garr Tool Co., a toolmaker in Alma, Mich., has purchased six laser-marking machines from Beamer Laser Marking Systems since 2008. Four of the machines are automated, except for an operator setting up the format. The other two are manual systems for small-quantity production runs and blueprint specials. Garr Tool, which laser marks more than 2 million solid-carbide endmills a year, uses fiber diode-pump laser marking machines from Beamer.
Garr Tool's decision to purchase the Beamer machines was the subject of a Productive Times article in the October 2015 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering magazine: "Lower-power light enhances tool marking."