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How a Laser Marking Machine Works

For many marking enthusiasts, having the right laser marking machine can separate a successful and quality marking from an unsuccessful one. Additionally, understanding how a laser marking machine works and its operation can help select the right machine. Laser marking is the commonest marking system due to its accuracy, precision, speed, and material compatibility. It…

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7 Household Materials and Products You Can Mark

When people say marking systems, whether laser, dot peen, or inkjet, they think of more of their industrial applications. However, these marking systems are suitable for both commercial and industrial applications. In terms of the commercial applications of these marking systems, this article will talk about some household materials and products you should try to…

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Top Mistakes Made When Using Dot Peen and How to Avoid Them

Dot peening is one of the most common marking systems used industrially for projects that call for deep and permanent marks. For example, it is a favorite in the gas cylinder marking for product identification and traceability. Like any marking system, many people, whether operators or clients, make many mistakes regarding the process. Below are…

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How to Speed Up Part Marking Without Sacrificing Depth

Depth is an important property desired in part marking due to the need for clarity and readability. Not all marking systems can boast of depth. For example, inkjet marking and laser marking systems such as laser etching and annealing. Depth and speed are contrasting properties, as a desire to increase the depth will reduce the…

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How to Mark a Round or Cylindrical Product

There are many misconceptions about the use of marking systems in industrial settings, especially regarding the shapes of products to be marked. A common one is that marking systems are suitable for only flat products. This is not true. Many marking systems are suitable for several shapes and dimensions. This article will introduce the different…

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Marking in the Food Industry

Marking and coding in the food industry are crucial in traceability, identification, and efficient information dissemination. All these functions ensure that the food industry maintains food safety,  a stringent industry requirement. Markings and coding used in the food industry must have unique properties such as high readability and clarity. However, these properties depend on the…

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A Quick Guide to Portable Dot Peen Machine

Dot peen marking machines uses accurate dot impressions to mark numbers, texts, imprint, two-dimensional data matrix barcodes, and many more on different types of products. These marking machines are widely applicable today, whether for uncomplicated inscriptions or complicated ones in traceability and branding. However, there are different types of dot peen machines. Traditional dot peen…

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How to Choose an Aluminum Engraver for Your Business

Aluminum engravers are a versatile marking tool that businesses can use for a variety of applications for deep engraving. Choosing the right aluminum engraver for your business can be confusing, so we’ve put together this guide to help you make the best decision for your needs. We’ll cover the different types of aluminum engravers and…

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10 Industrial Part Marking Considerations

Part marking is an essential process that most industries consider to achieve traceability and branding. Part marking, like any industrially applicable process, has its set of difficulties. For example, no standard solution for engraving texts, characters, or logos on any product exists. Most marking enthusiasts capitalize on the fact that the material you want to…

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Marking Technologies for Anti-counterfeiting: Every Business Should Know

Counterfeit and pirated goods are everywhere. These goods are creating problems for brands that are spending millions on research and development. But with anti-counterfeiting technologies, businesses can safeguard their products and enforce brand-protection strategies. Nowadays, marking technologies are playing an increasingly important role in the fight against counterfeiting. By affixing a unique mark to products,…

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What is Industrial Laser Ablation?

Laser ablation is a lesser-known technique among the many laser techniques used industrially for several processes. Gordon Gould invented the technique when he switched to the Q-switching method as this produces pulsed laser beams with high peak power that can ablate different materials. Laser ablation is applicable for marking, cutting, texturing, and cleaning different materials.…

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How To Get Control Over Industrial Part Marking Noise?

Noise is a fluctuation in air pressure that leads to a high sound level that affects the body. Also indicating unwanted sound, noise is an integral part of any manufacturing industry that should be regulated and controlled due to its risks. This is especially important in industrial part marking as marking systems specialists are constantly…

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How Do I Choose the Right Laser Marking Technology?

Laser part marking is significant in several industries due to the high need for part traceability, branding, and other reasons. It is an extensive marking system with several processes and marking technologies leading to many questions on how to use the process to improve quality, reduce counterfeiting, and more. Getting to know about the right…

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Why is Manufacturing Traceability Essential?

If your automobile engineer decides to change a component in your vehicle, you would know the changed component used based on its markings. Assuming you think the part is flawed and you activate product recall, the component manufacturer can also know about the history of the component and whether your claim is valid. Knowing about…