For the past three years, laser experts at Laserax have been working to provide die casters with foolproof traceability systems that are able to mark permanent identifiers directly on the castings. With Laserax’s patent-pending laser marking process, it is now possible to identify parts right out of the die and feature tracking codes that will resist any post-process treatments, including shot blasting.
Ever-increasing requirements by automotive manufacturers are pushing die casters towards a perfect traceability system from the extraction of the casting from the die through to any post-process treatment and all the way to automotive assembly lines.
“Maintaining the legibility of a part identifier through shot blasting was no small feat. It involved testing several parameters. Many iterations were required. Many hypotheses were formulated and rejected based on the test results. But in the end, our commitment, expertise and creativity prevailed,” explained Alex Fraser, CTO of Laserax.