What is a Data Matrix Part Marking System?

A Data Matrix Part Marking System is used to apply a two-dimensional (2D) Data Matrix Barcode, which encodes alphanumeric text or raw data in a pattern of dots, arranged in a square pattern, marked directly on the surface of a part or an assembly. 2D Data Matrix Barcodes can be made to contain useful information in a very small area, such as; Time & Date, Serial and/or Part Number, Lot Number, or Material Composition. They can also be made to contain a URL or Web Link to a Manufacturer’s Website, a Product Cut Sheet, Technical Specifications, MSDS, Installation Instructions, or to a page where you can re-order the part or assembly.