MIL-STD-130 Spec Offers Options for Direct Part IUID Marking
Direct Part Marking in Compliance with MIL-STD-130 Spec
Direct part marking, commonly referred to in shorthand as DPM, produces a permanent IUID marking on parts and products as required by the United States government in MIL-STD-130 spec. DPM was implemented in order to prolong the tracking and management of a lifespan, also known as full life cycle traceability, through durable 2D Data Matrix barcodes that allow those that come into contact with the item to automatically read the 2D Data Matrix and identify the item, thus improving work flow and reducing errors. DPM is especially beneficial in certain situations and can be achieved through a variety of marking methods, including chemical etching and dot peening.
ID Integration offers a selection of diverse products to satisfy the needs of contractors and manufacturers utilizing DPM to meet compliance standards by the Department of Defense. These products have the ability to create data enriched 2D Data Matrix barcodes that may be adjusted according to the material of the item and the space allotted. The following products are recommended for DPM.
- CO2 Laser Systems
- Polymer Bond Marking
- Dot Peen Systems
- High-Resolution Ink Stencil
- Automated Chemical Etching Systems
- Thermal Label Printer Systems
- RFID Laser Printer
- Bartender Label Design Software from Seagull Scientific
Scanners and Verification Systems
- Microscan Direct Part Marking
- Cognex 2-D Direct Part Mark
- Motorola barcode scanners
- Honeywell DPM readers
- Webscan TruCheck DPM Tower
Direct part markings may be read with standard fixed-station or handheld scanners. ID Integration can help provide individuals with further information concerning this form of IUID marking per the requirements of MIL-STD-130 spec.