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05/22/2018

We gathered a group of dot-peen marking experts to talk about the latest innovations and how they can solve the challenges manufacturers face daily. Dot peen marking was invented by Gravotech in 1981 and since then has become a leading industrial marking method.

This technology produces deep marking without removing any material for all types of materials, from plastic to the hardest steels. Dot peen is also a cost-efficient method as it does not require any other materials or supplies.

We will discuss dot peen benefits, challenges, and innovations like automated part sense, dot density control, improvements in user experience. Join is June 5th, 1 PM EST!

The Latest Technology in Dot Peen Micro Percussion Marking and Traceability

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Why mark your product and inventory?  There are many reasons for that!

Today’s society is very litigious in nature. Liability for manufacturers is a huge consideration.

Consumers, customers, government agencies and courts expect higher quality standards and levels

of corporate responsibility. It is up to the manufacturer and supply chain to track their processes and

business information so critical safety-related decisions and operations related to warranty issues

can be properly analyzed.

 

Another reason for implementing marking and traceability into a manufacturing process is to fight

counterfeiting. Companies counterfeit products to offer a less expensive option to the market.

Often times this product is manufactured using inferior materials and will fail when in use.

Any type of product can be counterfeited from bearings and spark plugs to designer handbags.

One method used to fight counterfeiting is marking and identification. By always marking products

with a particular font, style, or nuance, it allows companies to prove a part was counterfeited.

This will release the company of any liability and allow them to civilly prosecute the

counterfeiting company for damages.

 

Cost reduction is a major consideration for manufacturers to implement a marking and traceability

solutions. U.S manufacturers spend more than $25 billion ever year on product warranties.

Automotive warranty costs alone exceed $9 billion per year.

 

Part traceability solutions work to eliminate recalls by providing real-time reports on the machines,

components, stations, shifts and operators involved in the defective product and processes before the

product is shipped. This allows for earlier design changes to improve a parts performance and reduce

in-process costs.

 

There are both short term and long term benefits of implementing marking and traceability. The short

term benefit is to identify products affected by the defect after customer delivery to minimize recall costs.

 

This minimizes the number of products that must be recalled when a manufacturing flaw is found by

identifying only the specific serial numbers that were built with the faulty component or material or by

the faulty process. The long-term benefit is to identify defects prior to customer delivery to reduce in-process

costs and eliminate the need and costs of a recall. Traceability functionality has emerged

as a true competitive advantage for the manufacturing supply chain.

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