Understanding Metal Tool Marking Machines
Before we delve into the process of selecting a metal tool marking machine, let’s first familiarize ourselves with these machines and their functions.
Essentially, a metal tool marking machine is a device that either etches or stamps markings onto metal tools and parts. These markings can include serial numbers, barcodes, logos, or any other form of identification. The primary purpose of these markings is to establish a lasting means of identifying and tracking tools throughout their lifespan, facilitating easy tracking and compliance with industry standards.
There are various types of metal tool marking machines available. Let’s explore the most common ones:
Dot Peen Marking Machines: These machines create readable marks by making a series of tiny dents in the metal surface. They are loved for their adaptability and toughness, able to mark a wide range of metals with varying hardness.
Laser Marking Machines: Laser markers use powerful beams of light to change the surface of the metal, leaving a high-contrast, permanent mark. They are incredibly precise, fast, and excellent for marking intricate designs or smaller parts.
Electrochemical Marking Machines: These machines use a mild electric current and a special liquid (electrolyte) to etch the metal surface. They are perfect for marking stainless steel and other metals that conduct electricity without causing any damage to the surface.