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Dos and Doníts of Choosing the Right Marking Technology

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How to choose the right marking technology

If you manufacture products or components, it’s important to track and trace them throughout their lifecycle. Today, OEMs need to verify processes and protect brands from counterfeiting. But the question is: How do you choose the right marking and engraving technology for your specific application?

The truth is, marking solutions are not one-size-fits-all. There are a number of factors that go into choosing the best technology for your particular application.

Before you invest in laser or dot peen marking equipment or non-permeant solutions such as ink jet or labeling equipment, here are some of the fundamental factors to consider that will help you select the best marking technology:

  • DO Consider Materials: What material are you marking on? Material makeup, size, and shape all affect the type of marking equipment to use.
  • DO Factor in Coatings: Do you need to paint or coat your part after marking? These processes can affect mark readability if not addressed properly.
  • DON’T Underestimate Contrast: Do you need your mark to stand out for visual or automated verification? Different marking systems create different levels of mark contrast on materials.
  • DO Consider Depth Requirements: Do you want to reach a depth greater than 0.003”? Some equipment is better suited for deeper marking.
  • DON’T Sacrifice Resolution: Do you need high-resolution brand marks? Certain equipment can create sharper, more readable marks.

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Ready to Find Your Solution?

The right marking technology can increase efficiency, boost your productivity, and provide a positive ROI. But off-the-shelf marking equipment cannot compete with a configured solution based on your unique traceability needs.

To find the best solution for you, work with a marking technology professional with a wide range of experience and expertise. Get started today and discuss your project requirements with a MECCO expert.

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