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How to Laser Engrave Soft Products

How to Laser Engrave Soft Products
by Scott Cunningham
Laser marking or engraving glass, ceramics, plastics or other soft materials can pose a catch-22: Opt for more delicate marking methods to increase quality, and you end up sacrificing speed. Is there a way to get the best of both worlds? 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

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

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

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
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Improve Mark Accuracy with 3 Position Rotary Workstation (Video)

3 Position Rotary Workstation
MECCO's SMARTmark Fiber Laser Marking System can be integrated into various customized enclosure options like this 3-Position Rotary Workstation. Featuring Rockwell Automation controls and our Encompass Program referenced laser marker. Read more

MECCO Joins Project to Send Ark to the Moon

An exploded view of the Earth Chamber, one of four chambers that make up the MoonArk. MECCO will laser mark components of the MoonArk as part of a collaboration with The Moon Arts Group. Image rendered by Zach Schwemler; provided by The Moon Arts Group
MECCO, a leader in the marking and traceability industry, has announced that they have joined Carnegie Mellon University’s Moon Arts Group in a collaborative effort to place a six-ounce capsule known as the MoonArk on the Moon. Read more

Top 5 Most Interesting Things MECCO Marked in 2015

Interesting Mark Samples
MECCO’s laser and dot peen equipment marks a wide variety of parts throughout all industries to solve a host of application challenges. But what are the five most interesting things we marked this past year? Read more

Video: Portable Pipe Marker with Magnetic Guide

Portable marking equipment makes it easy to add traceability to a variety of parts, but pipes can be more complicated. MECCO has designed a bracket that is installed onto our hand held dot peen machine, and it is paired with a magnetic guide that goes on the pipe. Read more

Video: Laser Mark Bearings

Making permanent marks of part numbers, lot codes and identifying information onto bearings can present unique challenges. To solve these needs, MECCO developed the Bearing Marking Station. Read more
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Video: Flange / Coupling Marker for 360° Part Marking

Flange Marking System
The permanent identification of a part for tracking purposes can be complicated depending on the part’s shape. Round parts, such as pipes, flanges, and couplings, require unique marking equipment to ensure a quality mark around the diameter. Read more

Demo: Traceability for the Connected Enterprise

To overcome today’s industrial challenges, manufacturers need to work smarter by connecting the factory. They need to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and increase quality. All of these goals can be accomplished using an integrated track and trace system. Read more

Video: Dot Peen Marker with Noise Reducing Enclosure

MECCO’s dot peen markers are versatile and durable, but in some environments, an impact marker can be too loud. One customer wanted to take advantage of the mark quality and speed, but had strict requirements for the noise level and safety surrounding the marking equipment. Read more

Video: Laser Marking Rotary Workstation

This month’s featured laser marking system is the MeccoMark Rotary Workstation, customized for an application that had the following goals: optimize marking cycle by putting the maximum number of parts in at once, be able to see inside the enclosure for job file set up, easy access for maintenance. Read more

Video: Tag Marking System – Dot Peen

This month’s featured machine is the Dot Peen Tag Marking System. This system is the perfect solution for marking stacks of tags at a time with serial numbers, text, logos, and other information. Featuring a pneumatic pick and place arm, this system lifts tags from a magazine that holds 100 tags. Read more

Machine of the Month: Wheel Marking System with Powered Conveyor

This wheel marking system with powered conveyor utilizes EtherNet/IP communication to integrate marking and reading/verification into an assembly process. Using a MeccoMark Fiber Laser Marking System, this system was engineered to work with the customer’s existing powered conveyor. Read more

Machine of the Month: EtherMark-Enabled Rotary Workstation

This EtherMark-Enabled Laser Marking Rotary Workstation utilizes EtherNet/IP communication to allow for easy and flexible communication to the manufacturing floor. Read more

Machine of the Month: Laser Enclosure with Rotary Indexer

This month’s featured “Machine of the Month” is a MeccoMark Standard Class 1 Enclosure that has been modified for an application requiring the ability to mark round parts. Read more

Featured Machine of the Month: Large Tray Laser Marker

Our featured machine of the month is a MeccoMark XL Enclosure customized with an XYZ gantry. This system was developed for a customer who needed to mark larger trays of parts that couldn't be marked by a single laser in a stationery position. Read more

Featured Machine of the Month – Tool Joint Marker

Our featured machine of the month is an N-34 Tool Joint Deep Marker with pneumatic clamps. In this demo video, you’ll see how Mecco Marking & Traceability customized a deep marker for 2D data matrix and human readable part marking on pipes and tubing. Read more
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