MIL-STD-130 Marking Hardware Solutions: CO2 Laser Systems
IUID compliance requires contractors to the United States Department of Defense to meet strident standards that include proper MIL-STD-130 marking. Marking can only be achieved through approved methods and hardware solutions that utilize 2D Data Matrix encoding that provide fluid item management and asset visibility among other benefits. Regardless of the hardware or method, markings must be durable and endure the life span of the item while being exposed to harsh conditions, including extreme weather and chemical exposure.
Among these hardware solutions are CO2 Laser Systems, which are available from approved vendors such as Epilog and Trotec. CO2 Laser Engraving and Laser Cutting Systems produce labels that may be applied directly to government owned property. Cutting materials are varied, but only approved materials should be used in order to meet compliance standards, such as anodized aluminum, tesa and 3M laser markable tapes.
CO2 marking lasers will produce high quality IUID labels that will meet MIL-STD-130 marking regulations. ID Integration, Inc. can provide more guidance for customers in need of approved marking hardware solutions, as well as software solutions, scanners, verification systems and registration.