The DuraDot in-line marking solution from Durable Mecco enables completion of another process while a workpiece is being manufactured. According to the company, it reduces the need for secondary marking operations.
The marking solution works with the standard software of machining centers. Dot-to-dot marking patterns are accomplished through rpm and feed rate settings. No cutting fluids or air are required for activating the carbide stylus. It marks soft and hard materials ranging to 55 RC on round, flat or uneven marking surfaces. The machine travel sets the marking limits.
The marking solution package includes the spindle holder specific to the machining center and the appropriate stop block, the company says. The unit is said to require minimal maintenance with few wear items. The marking solution is designed for low-stress aerospace applications.