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2019 Manufacturing Regulations Making a Mark on Traceability

by MECCO
The manufacturing industry is changing rapidly. Here's a roundup of the some of the key regulations affecting marking and traceability this year, plus a handy checklist to help you prepare.

MECCO Launches More Efficient Solution for Marking and Engraving Soft Materials

New Laser Engraving Solution for Soft Products | MECCO Blog
by MECCO
The new 20W SMARTmark Green Laser marking machine creates high-contrast marks on heat-sensitive materials without sacrificing speed. This technology will help manufacturers, including those in the medical device and electronics industries, operate with improved efficiency. Read more

MECCO Celebrates 130 Years

MECCO Celebrates our 130th Anniversary
by MECCO
MECCO celebrates 130 years by revealing the secrets behind our rapid growth and how we'll continue to engineer new solutions for our customers in Industry 4.0 and beyond. Read more

4 Steps to Building a Scalable Manufacturing Traceability System

4 Steps to Building a Scalable Manufacturing Traceability System
by Dave Sweet
There's a more approachable way for manufacturers to implement marking and traceability. By following these doable steps, any size business can get the operational efficiency, anti-counterfeiting, and other benefits of a track and trace system. Read more

Can a Fiber Laser Engrave Wood?

Fiber vs CO2 Laser on Wood
by Joshua Christley
If you’re looking for a powerful technology that can be used to create clean, fast, high-contrast permanent marks for identification and traceability, fiber laser engraving machines are the way to go. But can a fiber laser engrave wood? Read more

6 Reasons Why Manufacturing Traceability is Essential Now

by Ian Conaway
For some companies, manufacturing traceability is a long-term goal. However, to remain competitive and profitable, you need to start adopting this technology now. Learn why traceability is critical and how you can start building the best system for your operation. Read more
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How to Navigate the Challenges of Laser Marking Plastics

How to navigate the challenges of laser marking plastics
by MECCO
Laser marking on plastics is a notoriously complex process. How can manufacturers feel certain they can create durable, readable laser marks for part identification and traceability? Our experts help take the guess work out of laser marking plastic parts and help you find the right marking solution. Read more

Top Advice for Turning Industrial Data into Actionable Results

Top Advice for Turning Industrial Data into Actionable Results-Blog
by MECCO
Is your company sitting on a digital gold mine of industrial data? If you're like many manufacturers, you face the daunting challenge of analyzing and using data from connected devices. Learn how industry leaders are winning at data utilization to improve traceability, quality control, and more. Read more

5 Dos and 5 Don'ts for Selecting the Marking Technology Your Product Needs

5 Dos and 5 Don'ts for Selecting the Marking Technology Your Product Needs
by MECCO
Whether you’re an OEM looking for a more effective track and trace solution, or a brand owner battling counterfeits and knock-offs, you know how much value permanent marking can add. But which do you choose? Here are the essential dos and don’ts to streamline your decision-making process. Read more

Today’s In-Demand Skills for Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Jobs

Top Manufacturing Skills
by Ian Conaway
When it comes to the in-demand manufacturing job skills, we’ll see big changes coming in the future. How do we overcome the skills gap, and what are the critical job skills needed to be successful as we progress into the Fourth Industrial Revolution? Read more

2019 Manufacturing Regulations Making a Mark on Traceability

2019 Manufacturing Traceability Regulations Checklist
by MECCO
The manufacturing industry is changing rapidly. Here's a roundup of the some of the key regulations affecting marking and traceability this year, plus a handy checklist to help you prepare. Read more
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Customer Service that Speaks Directly to Your Bottom Line

Customer solution design diagram
by MECCO
We understand that improvement is ongoing. See how we’ve enhanced our customer service and solution design process to give you a better customer experience. Read more

Manufacturers' Tips to Avoid the Dangers of Counterfeit Products

Spot counterfeit products
by MECCO
Counterfeit products have become a major problem – for manufacturers and consumers alike. Read these tips on how to spot a fake as a shopper and gain ideas on how you can reduce the risk of counterfeiting as a manufacturer. Read more

Why Inventory Automation is Critical in 2019 (And How to Do It)

Automating inventory
by MECCO
Are you spending too many hours manually controlling your inventory? Find out how to save time, money, and your sanity with an automated inventory system featuring Rockwell Automation track and trace technology. Oh, and did we mention you can easily scale your system based on your business needs. Read more

Essentials for Traceability in the Oil & Gas Industry

Essentials for Traceability in the Oil & Gas Industry
Direct part marking allows downhole drillers, tool joint manufacturers, fabricators, or industry suppliers to verify part quality by marking them with essential traceability info. If any issues do arise in the field, parts from the same batch can be quickly identified to prevent costly mistakes. Read more

Inspiring Tomorrow’s STEM Professionals

STEM Students Touring MECCO
by MECCO
STEM is a great way to foster a student’s curiosity about the world and how things work. Our employees got to spend an afternoon with a group of extraordinary young women, opening their eyes to new opportunities and, of course, having fun with some really cool laser and dot peen marking machines! Read more

I Can Use a Laser Marking Machine for That?

Can a marking laser be used for other applications
by Joshua Christley
If you’ve ever wondered, “Can a marking laser machine be used for other applications?” you may be surprised to discover just how versatile this technology can be. Read more

How to Minimize Costly Manufacturing Risks

Dave Sweet presenting on traceability in the IIoT at IMTS 2018
by Dave Sweet
Manufacturing has never been a walk in the park, but today more and more manufacturers tell me they’re thinking of it as a risky business. Let’s look at some of the reasons, and what we can do about them. Read more

3 Successful Traceability Solutions You Can Learn From

3 Successful Traceability Solutions
by Ian Conaway
Finding and partnering with a supplier that has experience building complete solutions means that you also benefit from their experience for your speed to implementation. Here are three real-life examples of engineered solutions that manufacturers invested in. Read more

Traceability in the IIoT: Your Questions Answered (Video)

Traceability in the IIoT
by MECCO
Discover the answers to some of your biggest traceability questions with this Q&A with President Dave Sweet. Read more

5 Big Auto Trends You Need to Prepare For

5 Big Auto Trends You Need to Prepare For
by Dave Sweet
The automotive industry is in the midst of big changes, from technology advances to evolving consumer preferences to tighter regulations. This transition is shifting the traditional business model, and the interconnected effects will touch every part of the automotive supply chain. Read more
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