Gravotech - Aerospace part marking

Aerospace Part Marking

Discover our Dot Peen marking machine and Fiber laser engraver!

Exchange of information between the manufacturers and their suppliers is changing, the aeronautics industry requires more than a simple identification or product history. For safety reasons and continual process improvement, aeronautics standards and specifications require direct marking on many critical components, and the ability to trace them from their manufacturer to their maintenance. Given the abundance of counterfeit parts and industrial tampering, the sub-contractor must provide the manufacturer today with fully identified parts for which traceability data can not be copied or modified throughout their life cycle. Gravotech is the go-to company for many in the aerospace industry, such as component manufacturing plants, engine parts, aircraft assembly plants, or spare part maintenance centers. We provide solutions adapted to each part of an aircraft, from the wing to the smallest screw of the aircraft, with a unique part number, serial number, Datamatrix code.

To name a few, Turbine components (blades, vanes, flanges, disks, rotors, etc.), Fasteners (nuts, bolts, washers, screws, rivets, etc.), System components (pumps, engines, generators, moving shafts, flight control parts, electronic boxes, etc.), Airframe parts (Structural components, landing gear, brake disks, thrust reversers), Power plant parts (nozzles, combustion chambers, gears, assemblies, transmission systems, etc.), Cabins (seats, lights, switches, control panels, etc.). Mark permanently, 2D Data Matrix code, 5x7 font, OCR characters, serial number, logo, etc. Mark any part, Unit or batches of parts, any shape, any material. Mark any size, From the smallest characters and codes required for blades to the largest tooling identification, complying with regulated standards AS478-3, AIM-DPM, MIL-STD-130, EASA Part 21 Subpart Q, ATA SPEC2000, SAE, NASA, UID, JES, RRES, SAE International AS9132. Our marking systems guarantee complete traceability of your parts, identify, record, and read your information throughout the life of your parts.

Marking On Aerospace Parts-Turbine Blades

Deep marking of a turbine blade

No change or removal of material, No damage to the part. A marking that must resist temperature variations in the part, A marking that resists corrosion. Identify, store data and trace each part through the production process and even years after the part is assembled. Data Matrix™ code, serial number, work shift code, assembly plant code, date, logos, etc.

Stylus of a dot peen marking machine

The best solution for applications needing great precision and consistency, and it is particularly efficient for DataMatrix code marking. The electromagnetic dot peen marking machine is a high-precision marking solution to meet traceability and identification requirements while increasing both quality and volumes while giving you a great return on investment. The dot peen technology does not remove and does not weaken the material, the point of the stylus is only to deform the metal to write numbers or a Datamatrix code.

Direct marking on a turbine blade

Increased traceability with data safety, Provide a resistant, durable marking that doesn’t alter the part, Provide high-quality marks in very fast cycle times. Choose durable and compact systems that communicate with your central server, PC, PLC, barcode scanner, etc. Permanent marking provides traceability guarantees all along the part life cycle. Protection and product authentication, Compliance with all aerospace standards, Intelligent solutions that fully communicate with your plant network and Very deep marking on the hardest steels before or after treatment.

Marking On Aerospace Parts–Annealed Marking

Annealed marking on uneven parts

No alteration or removal of material and No damage to the part. A marking that must resist temperature variations in the part and A marking that resists corrosion. Identify store data and trace each part through the production process and even years after the part is assembled, i.e., Data Matrix™ code, serial number, work shift code, assembly plant code, date, logos, etc.

Datamartrix marked with fiber laser engraver

The material is locally heated to a temperature close to its melting point. By thermal effect, this heating leads to a change of color, producing the marking of the material. Several colorations are possible depending on the exposure time, the power, and the nature of the oxides composing the material. The desired result is generally a black, high-contrast marking. Laser marking by annealing only for metals, in particularly titanium and ferrous metals. A perfect solution to mark on metals. It allows a contrasted marking with A very short cycle time and no contact with the part. Different powers are available depending on your application and your target cycle time/marking depth.

Annealed marking of a datamatrix code

Increased traceability data safety - Provide high-quality marks in very fast cycle times. Choose sturdy and compact systems that communicate with your central server, PC, PLC, or barcode scanner. Permanent marks provide traceability guarantee all along the part life cycle. Protection and product authentication, Compliance with all aerospace standards, and Intelligent solutions that fully communicate with your plant network

Discover Gravotech’s Solutions

Lasertrace™ facilitates the traceability and identification of all types of parts. Serialize your parts easily, generate unique codes and configure your variables, counters and shift codes. Include your logos and barcodes. Finally, preview the marking to reduce the risk of error.