Cognex white paper describes part-marking methods for military standards

NATICK, Mass. 12 August 2005. Cognex Corp. today announced the availability of a report entitled "Direct Part Mark Considerations: Verification." This free report explains why the quality of a direct marked 2D code is so critical to the success of lifetime part traceability, and addresses how manufacturers can assess mark quality and control the marking process.

Aug 15th, 2005

NATICK, Mass. 12 August 2005. Cognex Corp. today announced the availability of a report entitled "Direct Part Mark Considerations: Verification." This free report explains why the quality of a direct marked 2D code is so critical to the success of lifetime part traceability, and addresses how manufacturers can assess mark quality and control the marking process.

The report offers guidance on choosing the right quality metrics to ensure that part marks meet a level of quality that will help ensure fast and reliable reading of codes that have been dot peened, etched, or otherwise formed directly on surfaces of manufactured items.

The report explains how verification is used, discusses verification standards and challenges, and provides implementation guidelines to achieve meaningful and consistent results. To request a free report, see www.cognex.com/dpm.

Cognex Corp. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets machine vision systems and machine vision sensors, or computers that can "see." Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 250,000 vision systems, representing over $1.8 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company's founding in 1981.

Cognex's Modular Vision Systems Division, headquartered in Natick, Mass., specializes in machine vision systems which are used for automating the manufacture of a wide range of discrete items and for assuring their quality.

Cognex's Surface Inspection Systems Division, headquartered in Alameda, Calif., specializes in machine vision systems which are used for inspecting the surfaces of products manufactured in a continuous fashion, such as metals, paper, and plastics. In addition to its corporate headquarters in Natick, Mass., Cognex also has regional offices and distributors located throughout North America, Latin America, Japan, Europe, and Southeast Asia. For more information, see www.cognex.com.

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