AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE
Manufacturers of components for aerospace mark their products to identify them, to add instructions and to enable tracking and traceability. Increasingly a 2D code is required to meet the SAE AS9132 standard (aerospace) and MILS PEC 130 (defence) standards.
Lasers are used because of their ability to mark metals and a wide range of plastic substrates.
They are an attractive alternative to other technologies (dot pinning, scribing, etching and micro-percussion) because they are digital, clean, reliable and low cost.