Training & Workshops


Vision ID and Part Mark Technology for Traceability

You are invited to a very educational, one-day, hands-on training seminar about the latest technology available in Direct Part Marking equipment, vision based ID Readers and software applications to best utilize the data from them.

Here is an outline of the seminar:

  1. Why mark your product with a laser?
  2. Types of lasers (fiber, CO2, YAG, etc.)
  3. How lasers work and what they consist of
  4. Styles of laser marking (engraved, etched, annealed, etc.)
  5. Laser software
  6. Laser safety
  7. Dot peen and vibra peen markers
  8. Materials than can be dot peen marked
  9. Styles of dot peen heads (electric, pneumatic, super fast, etc.)
  10. 2D data matrix
  11. Stylus geometry
  12. Cost of ownership for various types of marking
  13. Using vision inspection systems for mark readability and traceability
  14. Pros and cons of different ID Reader technologies
  15. The art and science of developing the proper imaging for improved readability
  16. Overcoming challenging ID reading environments
  17. Learn how traceability will help you lower inventory, maximize product flow and minimize product defects, rejects and returns
  18. Summary and questions

Workshop Dates and Locations:

June 7, 2011
Embassy Suites - Raleigh / Durham / RTP
201 Harrison Oaks Blvd.
Cary, NC 27513
P#: 919-677-1840

June 8, 2011
Cimtec Automation - Charlotte

3030 Whitehall Park Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28273
P#: 704-227-4600

June 9, 2011
Clemson University Int'l Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR)
5 Research Drive
Greenville, SC 29607
P#: 864-283-7100


8:00 - 8:30 AM Registration and coffee
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Presentations by MECCO Marking and Cognex
12:00 - 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 - 2:30 PM Hands on training and Q & A