In Macfab’s traceability process an important and agile tool to execute it is our laser etchers. Our investment in laser engravers is due to their flexibility and range of marking possibilities. Also compared to other identification methods, laser etching is faster and does not distort the part. The laser method does not create burrs or sharp edges like a stamping or scribbling method. Chemical etching of the parts provides legible text without the burrs, however, it is time-consuming and involved with the chemicals.
Lasers offer flexibility in the identification of parts. The laser can be programmed to etch a QR code or standard barcode onto the part for integration into your company’s digital traceability program. If your company is focused on critical information, we can engrave serial numbers, part numbers, and date codes on the parts we produce.
If your company has an active aftermarket or service parts program, the laser etching enhances those programs. Macfab can etch your company’s logo or branding on your parts. This ability combined with the barcoding capability helps improve supply chain integrity. Your customers can quickly identify your quality parts and avoid the risk of them using pirated or non-approved parts.