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The MECCO Blog gives manufacturers and suppliers expertly engineered advice on lasers, marking, and traceability to help you deliver a successful project – every time.

2019 Manufacturing Regulations Making a Mark on Traceability

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.

Comparing Vibra Peen and Scribing

Vibra Peen and Scribe Marks
by Ryan Pillar
Choosing the right pin marking system comes down to what's most important for your application: noise, portability, or mark quality. Read more

How to Speed Up Part Marking without Sacrificing Depth

Deep Pin Marking
by Ryan Pillar
A MECCO customer recalls their improvements after switching from hand stamping part numbers to achieve more legible marks after galvanizing. Read more

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 Wins 2016 Manufacturer of the Year Award

MECCO was recognized as the 2016 Manufacturer of the Year in the mid-size category at a ceremony hosted by The Pittsburgh Business Times on December 1, 2016. MECCO’s president, Dave Sweet, accepted the award on behalf of the company. Read more

Top 5 Reasons to Visit MECCO at IMTS

IMTS Laser Marked Logo
You can find MECCO this year in booth N-6058. Besides learning about how we can help optimize your part marking applications, what are the top five reasons you should swing by MECCO’s booth? Read more
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Export Achievement Award

US Commerce Export Achievement Award
On July 27, 2016, Congressman Mike Kelly (PA-03) presented Dave Sweet, President of Cranberry Township, Pa.-based MECCO, with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Export Achievement Award. Read more

Congressman Mike Kelly to Talk Trade, Honor Local Company for Export Achievement

Congressman Mike Kelly will present an Export Achievement Certificate to Cranberry Township-based MECCO (, a 127-year-old manufacturer of industrial part identification systems. MECCO provides marking and traceability solutions for their customers in a wide range of sectors. 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 Benefits of MECCO Laser Marking Software

Laser Software
Our customers love the easy-to-use laser marking software that comes with a MECCO laser. Here are the top 5 benefits that you may not know about: 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
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MECCO President To Speak at Automation Fair in Chicago

MECCO President Dave Sweet will be a featured speaker during the Automation Fair held by Rockwell Automation on November 18-19 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Sweet’s technical session will be titled: “Traceability and Serialization in the Connected Enterprise.” Read more

MECCO Announces Expansion

MECCO, a leader in the part marking and traceability industry, has announced the expansion of their headquarters, adding more than 4700 square feet to their office space and production area in Cranberry Township. “We needed more space for our growing business," said MECCO President Dave Sweet. Read more

MECCO Announces New Logo and Tagline

MECCO, a leader in the part marking and traceability industry, has launched a new logo and tagline to communicate the company’s commitment and dedication to being the premier partner in integrating marking and traceability. 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 MC2000 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

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

MECCO Debuts at Automation Fair

Automation Fair 2014
The Automation Fair from Rockwell Automation is taking place in Anaheim, CA on November 19th-20th. The conference is focused on showing how “The Connected Enterprise can help you achieve faster time to market, optimize your assets, lower your total cost of ownership and improve enterprise risk.” Read more

Marking and Traceability at Fabtech

Fabtech 2014 begins in Atlanta today and runs through Thursday, November 13th. For demonstrations of traceability solutions, visit MECCO in booth #B4624, where we will be displaying laser marking equipment alongside dot peen marking. Read more

MECCO Accepted as Rockwell Automation Encompass Partner

MECCO’s EtherMark-enabled products have been accepted into the Rockwell Automation Encompass™ Program as a referenced product. EtherMark is the first commercially available Rockwell Encompass Partner solution for laser and dot peen marking systems to connect/ communicate directly with factory PLC Read more
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