Direct part marking is an essential process for many of today’s top manufacturing operations. Especially useful in the fields of automotive production and aerospace engineering, direct part marking allows companies to develop full supply chain traceability through the use of machine-readable barcodes and data matrices.
With the aid of traceable markings, manufacturers can source all of the materials used to develop their parts as well as maintain a detailed log of where their parts are currently located. By implementing these measures, companies can ensure product quality, comply with industry standards/federal regulations, and be fully prepared for potentially complicated issues like safety recalls.
To perform direct part marking on metal and plastic, companies can utilize a variety of methods including laser coding, dot peen marking, and electrochemical etching. Amongst these options, inkjet printers are particularly popular. Reliable, versatile, and available at a lower initial investment compared to other direct part marking systems, inkjet printers help manufacturers keep products up-to-code while maintaining efficient production speeds.
Here’s what an inkjet direct part marking system from InkJet, Inc. can do for you.