|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Cast Shop Technology
||Semi Finished Products Traceability Improvement with Laser Marking
||Jean-Francois Desmeules, Benoît Côté, Jean-Daniel Dufour
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Parts traceability is becoming more and more important in many industries. Among others, automotive, military, aeronautics and medical industries have strict rules on parts traceability. Different marking technologies can be used to meet these requirements. Durability and reliability of the marking is very important. Also important is the automation of the marking process to avoid any human error in the procedure. Improved traceability is possible with lasers as compared to stickers and ink jet marking. A powerful, quick acting laser is now available but safety of the installation in an existing process is essential and it is one of the main design criteria. A successful integration of an equipment providing laser, ink jet and micro-percussion in an existing production line was made while complying to all safety and cycle time requirements.
||Planned: Light Metals