Cognex announces DPM identification seminars

Natick, Mass., 3 March 2006. Cognex Corporation--a supplier of machine vision systems, vision sensors, and industrial ID readers--will host a series of free DPM ID seminars. The "Understanding Direct Part Mark Identification" half-day events highlight those factors that should be considered when implementing DPM ID for part traceability in the aerospace, electronics, and defense industries, among others.

Mar 3rd, 2006

Natick, Mass., 3 March 2006. Cognex Corporation--a supplier of machine vision systems, vision sensors, and industrial ID readers--will host a series of free DPM ID seminars. The "Understanding Direct Part Mark Identification" half-day events highlight those factors that should be considered when implementing DPM ID for part traceability in the aerospace, electronics, and defense industries, among others.

The seminar is targeted at professionals with a DPM application in the assembly and parts supply chain. Participants will learn how to implement a reliable DPM traceability program that includes marking, reading, verification, and process control. The program contains information to help manufacturers achieve DPM ID requirements and traceability goals.

Among the topics presented are:

-- The benefits of DPM traceability
-- Various marking methods
-- The difference between reading and verification
-- Code "readability" for dot peen, laser, electrochemical etch or other types of marks on manufactured items
-- Department of Defense UID implementation

Participants are encouraged to bring sample parts and try out the new DataMan 7500 handheld ID reader that reads printed and DPM codes regardless of marking method, part material, shape, or surface texture.

The seminars begin this month and run through June in major U.S. and Canadian cities. Interested parties can register for a seminar online at http://www.cognex.com/seminar or by calling 1-800-677-2646.

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