MIL-STD-130N, 2d Data Matrix Laser Engraver, Marking UID, Laser Marking, and Etching
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MIL-STD-130N Change 1, Data Matrix & More ...

Since 1954 Marking Methods has specialized in providing quality marking equipment and services. Whatever your application or material, we can offer quick, accurate, cost-effective marking solutions you can depend on job after job.

More about MIL-STD-130N Change 1

Required by the Department of Defense, IUID is a new globally unique "part identifier" containing data elements used to track DoD parts through their life cycle. IUID Data is encoded into Data MatrixTM symbols that are applied to parts using Direct Part Marking processes (DPM). The DoD has moved to this transformation technology to facilitate electronic data capture and transmission.

What is IUID?

IUID of items is accomplished by marking each qualifying item with a permanent 2-dimensional data matrix. The data matrix is encoded with the data elements necessary to construct a Unique Item Identifier (UII) which is globally unique and unambiguous. The data elements required to form a UII include the manufacturer's identification (i.e. cage code) and the item's serial number. If the manufacturer serializes within part number, that data element will also be encoded.

Because the data matrix is machine-readable, IUID marking greatly reduces human error and improves the accuracy of inventory and acquisition records.

The UIIs are stored in comprehensive registries which will allow easy access to information such as acquisition cost and life-cycle data. The registries will be maintained by the Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS).

Every IUID delivery includes the required data elements describing the end item and the "pedigree" of embedded items. This data is captured during the acceptance process via the Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) application, or after acceptance via direct data submission. Items marked with IUIDs accelerate the receipt and acceptance process, allowing DoD to submit payment to its vendors in a timely fashion, thereby saving on late charges.

Our services include:

  • Permanent, high-precision laser marking, engraving & light cutting of plastics and metals
  • Permanent, controlled-depth electro-chemical (chem etch) marking of conductive metals like aluminum, stainless steel, carbide, etc.
  • Hot stamping and pad printing of plastic, ceramic and elastomeric products in bright, bold colors or vivid foils
  • Micro-Percussion Marking, Dot Peen (Stylus/Pin) Marking of metals and other substrates to 62 HRC
  • VibroEtch marking vibrating tool makes permanent indents in many materials

Capability Examples

  • Coding - One dimentional (bar) & two dimentional (data matrix & UID)
  • Dials, scales, grids and graduation marks
  • Graphics and logos images
  • Tags, labels and nameplates
  • Serial numbers, lot numbers and date codes
  • Laser cut foam tool drawer shadow inserts



Industry standard software for IUID Encoding using the DOD Standard MIL-STD-130N

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