Why the need for Industrial Marking?
For all industrial sectors particularly for the Automotive field is needed to guarantee traceability, control, and quality. For European and American regulations, all components have to be marked to allow for the unitary and permanent. This allows a part to be tracked from time of manufacture to the final destination of use – including for warranty and quality documentation. As in other industrial sectors (such as Medical or Aerospace) but more specifically in Automotive, all surfaces have to be marked without damaging or altering the characteristics of the material or its resistance. Marking has to be performed in a manner that has no structural impact on the part.
So, how can we mark Automotive components?
Lasers, dot peen markers, impact machines, roll markers, scribers, hot foil systems and electrolytic or chemical etching are the most used technologies for permanent marking to identify and trace the millions of car, truck, motorbike or other vehicle components manufactured each year, and to code and record information such as serial number, part number, batch number, manufacturing codification and company logos for each and every part.
All automotive part have to be marked. Why?
All automotive part have to be marked. How?
Scribe, Dot Peen, Rolling and Lasers are the most used technologies in the Automotive Industry, but Impact, Hot foil and Chemical etching are perfect for some specific machinings or workings, for instance for metal works, leathers or metal details. Scribe and Dot peen markers are perfect for marking VIN codes (Vehicle Identification Number), Roll markers are used can be used for easily marking on round surfaces or circumferences, such as pistons, cylinders or round parts. Marking lasers are perfect for optical units, tyres or details on plastics parts or veneers. Each marking technology has a specific use in the Automotive Industry.