Marking parts and items is necessary for businesses today. Many businesses use a number of different technologies to mark their products and the parts within them with barcodes, number codes, and other identifiable characteristics like part numbers, so that these items can be conveniently categorized, and stored for quick retrieval.
Dot peen marking and laser marking solutions are among the most used marking techniques around the world. However, many organizations and manufacturers also make use of electrochemical marking, to mark conductive, metal surfaces.
What Is Electrochemical Marking?
Electrochemical marking is a popular technique used to mark conductive metal sur
faces. It produces a crisp result and clean impression on the metal surface, without damaging or distorting the surface in any way. Due to its efficiency and diversity of usage, many companies use it to etch date codes, serial numbers, trademarks, and other types of marks, on virtually everything – from objects as small as knives to larger metal plates. They are widely used in the automotive industry, medical equipment industry, sports equipment manufacturing, and people also use it to mark other personal items.
How Does Electrochemical Marking Work?
Electrochemical marking is a not as complicated as some people perceive it to be- all that’s involved is conductive metals, electrolytes and current. Electrochemical marking starts with first creating an image on a stencil. The image is later transferred to the metal plate or surface using electrolytes and current. Electrochemical marking is used because it offers a wide range of benefits, one of which is that it can easily mark hardened, thin, or already assembled parts conveniently. Electrochemical marking allows you to etch either black or darker marks, and you can also get white, or ‘frosted white’ results.
Why Choose Electrochemical Marking?
There are many benefits of choosing electrochemical marking solutions over other methods. Some of the most prominent benefits you can get from electrochemical marking are:
- You can get high resolution black or frosted white marks
- You can get programmable marking units that enable settings and programs to be stored safely in USBs
- You can integrate electrochemical marking equipment with Print on Demand (POD) Windows software that makes it easy to customize marks
- Conductive metal parts can be marked easily using electrochemical marking, regardless of the fact if the metal is soft, hardened or assembled
- Electrochemical marking speed usually ranges between 0.25 to 4 seconds for any sized mark
- Electrochemical marking is also a low cost alternative to many other marking solutions
If you need high quality, crisp marking solutions at your organization, you need to check out many of the electrochemical marking equipments available with us at KT Marking. Contact us today!