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Direct Part Marking with Lasers

Ever try to scan a paper barcode that is faded, creased or torn? It’s not just difficult—it can be downright impossible. That’s why many manufacturers are dropping paper and switching to direct marking systems, which apply information permanently to the part. Identification barcodes and two-dimensional codes (2D holds more data) on parts are becoming more … Continue Reading

What’s the difference between traditional marking, pin marking, and laser marking?

In our last article, we covered the four categories of marking depth. Today, we’re deconstructing the three marking technologies that can give you the mark you’re seeking. Traditional Marking These machines use heavy force to roll or press steel letters, numbers and trademarks indelibly into your parts. Traditional marking machines such as roll markers and … Continue Reading
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What Kind of Mark Does My Product Need?

There are many reasons why you might need to mark your product. Traceability, functionality, identification, security and branding are just a handful of the possibilities. Whatever the specific reason may be, determining which technology to use is often dictated by what type of mark your product needs. While your specific application is unique, the type … Continue Reading