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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

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
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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

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
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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

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

6 Ways Laser Marking Will Save You Time and Money

6 Ways Laser Marking Will Save You Time and Money
by Scott Cunningham
Today’s marking and engraving technology makes it easier to track parts through the manufacturing process and trace them back to their origin. Time is money, and the benefits of laser marking can help you put more of that money to your bottom line. Read more

Top 15 Questions to Ask Your Marking Equipment Provider

Questions to ask marking system manufacturers
Selecting a marking equipment provider is just as important as choosing the best equipment. Be sure to ask the right questions based on their capabilities, service offerings, experience, and customer service. Here are the top 15 questions to ask any vendor. Read more

3 Traceability Must-Haves for Wheel Manufacturers

3 Traceability Must-Haves for Wheel Manufacturers
by Ian Conaway
Wheel manufacturers have a unique challenge: Effectively marking parts with a unique identifier, while still fulfilling your need to continually improve operational efficiency. A track and trace solution can save you time and money -- if you know the requirements. Read more

Is Hybrid Laser Technology Right For Me?

Is hybrid laser technology right for me?
by Joshua Christley
We wanted to know if hybrid laser technology was worth the investment. What we found was that the answer depends on what you’re willing to sacrifice to get all of the said benefits in one laser. Like anything, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Read more
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