Automotive Part Marking

Parts and assemblies that are manufactured by the automotive industry require identifying marks. These marks are often placed on the part as soon as it is produced. 2D codes such as serial numbers, data matrix, QR codes, bar codes, alphanumeric characters, logos and vehicle identification numbers (VIN) are required to be placed directly on the part.

Automotive Parts and Assemblies that are Permanently Marked:

  • Asset Tags
  • Engine Components
  • Fuel Injection Components
  • Metal Tags
  • Oil System Components
  • Powertrain Components
  • Seating Structures
  • Shock Towers
  • Steering Components
  • Suspension Components
  • Transmission Components
  • Vehicle Identification Numbers
  • Wheels
  • AND, MORE!

Direct part marking (DPM) is a manufacturing method to permanently mark parts with product information. This allows tracking of the parts and assemblies throughout the lifecycle. This can also assist in data logging for safety, warranty issues and fulfill regulatory requirements.

In recent years, automotive part marking has advanced and requirements have changed. Dot peen marking in the automotive industry has always been a step ahead in requirements and technology. From handheld dot peen markers to fully integrated systems, dot peen systems outperform every other marking system on the market today.

Advantages of Dot Peen Marking in the Automotive Industry:

  • Affordable Systems
  • Ease of Use
  • High Contrast Marks
  • High Performance Machines
  • Highly Reliable
  • Highly Visible Marks
  • Low Maintenance Systems
  • Repeatable

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Parts that are round, convex, flat, small, large, shiny, treated, rough – can all be marked with a dot peen marking system. Thickness of the automotive part or assembly must be taken into account when applying dot peen marks so as not to weaken the part. Contact our knowledgeable staff to discuss your specific industrial application process.

Dot peen marking systems can be fully integrated into a production line, be a benchtop model or also come as a portable model.

Keep up with your production rates in automotive part marking with MarkinBOX’s high performance dot peen marking systems. Contact a MarkinBOX representative today.

Medical Part Marking Devices

Permanent labeling of parts, components, assemblies, devices and machinery are used by manufacturers in a wide variety of industries. These marks help a manufacturer identify and trace products over its lifecycle. Manufacturers use this data to improve product quality, prevent part counterfeiting and minimize product recalls.

Medical device manufacturers are tasked with permanently marking labels and packages of manufactured items that are sold in the United States. This tracking system is known as the Unique Device Identification (UDI) rule. If the device is to be reprocessed and is intended for more than one use, the device must also be marked with a UDI.

In the past, manufacturers utilized stickers to identify their products. These labels included product part number, data manufactured, company logo and serial number. Over time, this information became illegible after years of use – or, the sticker would fall off altogether from aged glue. MarkinBOX recognized the challenge of medical device manufacturers who were required to comply with UDI rules and regulations.

Introduction to Medical Device Manufacturers

MarkinBOX manufactures part marking devices for medical device manufacturers for identification purposesIn 2010, MarkinBOX dot peen marking machines were introduced to the worldwide market at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago. The attendees were impressed with the clear, high quality marks that the stylus can make on any type of material, in any size and on any shape – ESPECIALLY medical manufacturing attendees.

Since that time, MarkinBOX has become the world leader in dot peen marking machines – from benchtop stands, hands-free stands, handheld devices and fully integrated systems. Their systems can endure the rigorous standards that are required in permanently marking medical components and devices. MarkinBOX’s dot peen marks can even withstand post-plating processes.

When you need to refine your medical part marking processes – contact MarkinBOX today for their reliable, low cost, good wear resistant and adaptable dot peen marking devices.

Permanent Aerospace Part Marking

Aerospace Vehicle Manufacturers employ dot peen part marking machines to identify parts and assemblies. To meet FAA requirements per Electronic Code of Regulations Part 45, manufacturers of helicopters, rockets, spacecraft, airplanes, Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAVs) and Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS) rely on part marking machines to ensure permanent traceability.

Identifiers such as; part origin, date and time manufactured, part numbers, manufacturer name, part size and serial numbers are just a few instances. Assemblies as large as an airplane wing to the most intricate parts can be tracked throughout their life cycle with a permanent dot peen mark.

Aerospace Vehicle Parts and Assemblies can be Made of the Following Materials:

  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Plastic (ABS)
  • Alloys
  • Aluminum
  • Aluminum Alloys
  • Anodized Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Carbon Fiber
  • Cast Metal
  • Ceramic Foams
  • Composite Structure
  • Copper
  • Fiberglass
  • Fiber-Reinforced Composite
  • Glass Fibers
  • Glass Filled Plastic
  • Graphite
  • Kevlar®
  • Magnesium
  • Magnesium Alloy
  • Nickel
  • Painted Wood
  • Paper
  • Polyethylene Plastic
  • Polymer Composite
  • Proprietary Material
  • Resin
  • Steel (up to 60 SC)
  • Stainless Steel
  • Titanium
  • Vanadium
  • Various Plastics
  • Wood

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MarkinBOX Manufactures Dot Peen Part Marking Equipment for Vehicles Used in the Aerospace Industry and MORE:

  • Automotive
  • Fabrication
  • General Industrial
  • Machinery
  • Medical Equipment
  • Military & Defense
  • Oil & Gas

From handheld/portable dot peen marking machines to fully automated systems – MarkinBOX is easy to use and set up with their sketchbook2 software. This software is compatible with Windows7, 8 and 10 and can also interface with mobile devices with an app. The ease of use creates a unique and flexible situation for any level of user. High quality marks as small as 1mm can be obtained with MarkinBOX part identifying equipment.

When your Aerospace parts and assemblies need to be permanently marked for FAA compliance – contact MarkinBOX for their expertise.

Dot Peen Traceability Marking Solutions

In manufacturing environments, companies utilize automated dot peen marking devices to help aid product traceability processes. Traceability is defined as “the quality of having an origin or course of development that may be found or followed”. This allows a manufacturer to manage product recalls, warranty issues, gain insight into Quality Control and manufacturing processes.

Products, components and assemblies are marked with small dots in pre-set configurations to help identify when they are made, what facility they are made at, and can identify the operator/s that were working at the time that the product was completed. All of this information is then stored by the manufacturer to aid in the lifecycle of the product.

Before the day of dot peen marking systems, manufacturers used labels that would fall off of products. Or, the print would wear off of the labels. Sometimes, these labels were hard to affix properly to the product.

A Family of Dot Peen Marking Solutions

dot peen traceability markingMarkinBOX came up with an extensive family of easy-to-use part marking solutions. These devices can be used in an automated process, as a benchtop model or even as a small, handheld device like our Patmark 1533 or Patmark Mini. Each of their dot peen marking products can mark any shape and type of material from all sorts of industries and applications – helping to permanently affix data onto and size and shape of parts and assemblies.

MarkinBOX products are simple to set up and operate for even first-time operators. The sketchbook2 software has intuitive stress-free WYSIWYG operation with one-touch, icon-based drawings. With no tracing required and automatic conversion of DXF data, a dot peen marker operator can effortlessly import data and begin marking parts and assemblies right away.

Contact MarkinBOX today for a quote on your dot peen traceability marking process. Whether you are located in the United States or in Canada – MarkinBOX is the most economical, compact and easy-to-use devices found on the market today.

Portable Dot Peen Marking Machine

MarkinBOX has designed and manufactured two styles of portable dot peen marking machines – Patmark Mini and Patmark 1533. These portable marking machines pack a big punch in a little package! With the same power and options as the benchtop models, these portable machines are perfect for industrial environments that have product that is just too big or difficult to mark with a benchtop system.MarkinBOX portable dot peen marking machine

With a marking area as large as 15mm x 15mm, you are guaranteed high quality marks, repeatedly. Weighing in between 3 and 6 pounds, your production team can move around and mark all necessary items with clear and concise identifying marks as small as 1mm. And, you don’t have to worry about them stressing over the weight of the marking machine!

Easy Set-Up and Access of Files to Allow Various Marking Such as:

  • 2D Codes
  • Date Marking
  • Fonts
  • Logos
  • Serial Numbers

For each handheld marking system, there are two power options; lithium-ion battery and an AC adapter. Low, Medium and High marking force can be chosen in the default setting menu. Each unit comes with Wi-Fi connection as the standard specification. SO MANY OPTIONS IN SUCH A LITTLE PACKAGE!

MarkinBOX’s sketchbook2 software is compatible with Windows7, 8 and 10, user-friendly, w/WYSIWYG drag & drop features, built-in logo software and CSV marking. Each portable marking system has the ability to store 255 files into memory.

Handheld Dot Pin Marking Machines Mark Various Materials:

  • Paper
  • Plastic
  • Metals (up to HRC62 hardness)
  • Wood

When you require a portable dot peen marking machine for your facility, turn to MarkinBOX for their leading technology and know-how. Contact MarkinBOX today for a quote on the best marking machine for your application.

Affordable Pin Stamping Machine

A pin stamping machine – also known as a pin marking machine, dot peen marking machine, dot pin marking machine, dot marking machine – is used in industrial and manufacturing settings to apply identifying marks to parts, products and assemblies. Identifying marks such as serial numbers, lot numbers, date codes, data matrix codes, company logos all help with traceability. With the ability to pin stamp any type of surface that is manufactured today and just about any classifying mark that you can dream of.

Pin marking machines comes in a wide variety of styles and price points but, MarkinBOX pin stamping machines are known to be the most affordable. MarkinBOX offers benchtop stands, rotary devices for round workpieces, portable devices, hands-free stands and fully automated devices for manufacturing processes. The full products offering doesn’t stop there – they also offer accessories such as quick change fixtures, part tag fixtures, custom workholding components and all replacement parts for their part marking systems.

History of MarkinBOX’s Pin Stamping Machines

Since 2005, Tokyo Chokoku began to concept and developed what would be known as MarkinBOX. The entire process took 5 years. In 2010, MarkinBOX was introduced to the worldwide market at International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, Illinois. In 2018, MarkinBOX released Patmark and Patmark Mini – two battery-operated part markers for people who are on the go. Since the beginning of time, MarkinBOX has been the most innovative dot peen marker out there!

Each MarkinBOX dot pin stamping machine utilizes sketchbook2 software with WYSIWYG drag and drop features that makes it completely user friendly for even the most novice operators. This software is Windows7, Windows8 and Windows10 compatible that can also interface with mobile devices with an app from Google Play. These options make this marking system flexible, functional and affordable for all levels of users.

For an analysis of your specific pin stamping application and how MarkinBOX can help save you time, money and effort – contact their experienced sales team today!

MarkinBOX Marking Devices

MarkinBOX is a manufacturer and distributor of marking devices and equipment available in a wide variety of configurations – handheld, automated, tool stand mounted and with production integrated options. Suitable for use on the following surfaces: stainless steel, titanium, aluminum, nickel, brass, copper, plastics, die cast metal, forged metal, galvanized metal, investment castings, hardened steel, lead, alloys, cast iron, glass filled plastics, Inconel, mild steel, Polyethylene, sheet metal, tin, tool steel, wood, zinc, machined metal, painted metal, plated metal and powder coated metal – to name quite a few.

Identifying marks are created by a dot peen carbide tip driven by a solenoid. The solenoid energizes the tip and forces the tip to create a deep, clear mark. The solenoid is programmed using software that is easy and convenient to use.

MarkinBOX utilizes sketchbook2 software with WYSIWYG drag and drop features, CSV file marking, DXF file conversion, built-in logos and error log features. This software is Windows7, Windows8 and Windows10 compatible and can also interface for mobile devices with an app from Google Play! The ease of use creates a flexible and functional part marking environment for any level of user.

High quality marks as small as 1mm can be obtained with MarkinBOX’s marking devices. Engraved identifying marks include: 2D data matrix, alpha numeric, arc, date/year/Julian, logos, PC fonts, serial numbers and shift times – but, certainly not limited to any of the above! Your company’s part marking and identifying options are endless with MarkinBOX marking devices and equipment.

Also available through MarkinBOX is a long list of part marking accessories – benchtop stands, rotary devices, hands free stands, quick change fixtures and part tag fixtures.

Some Industries that Utilize MarkinBOX’s Marking Devices for Traceability:


  •  Aerospace
  •  Automotive
  •  Defense
  •  Energy
  •  General Industrial
  •  Government
  •  Machinery
  •  Medical
  •  Metal Fabrication
  •  Military
  •  Oil & Gas

For all of your marking device needs and quoting, contact MarkinBOX today! Or, visit them at a trade show located near you!

Dot Peen Part Marking Machine Vs Laser Part Marking Machine

Are You Currently on the Dot Peen Part Marking Machine vs Laser Part Marking Machine Fence?

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Pin Marking, or dot peen marking, is the process of puncturing (or peening) an item’s surface with small dots. These dots help form letters and numbers to pinpoint, or track, parts with these identifiers:

  • Alphanumeric Characters
  • 2D Data Matrix Codes
  • QR Codes
  • Company Logos (.DXF Files)
  • Time & Date
  • Product Part Numbers
  • Serial Numbers
  • Alphanumeric Characters

A laser part marking machine is also a component marking system used in manufacturing processes by means of a laser.

There are various materials that can be successfully marked by both systems that include:

  • Coated or Painted Surfaces
  • Metals
  • Metal alloys
  • Plastics
  • Woods

Dot Peen Part Marking machines have steadily advanced in permanent part marking options and taken over where laser marking machines have left off. One of the main reasons that managers of a manufacturing facility are heading toward dot marking is the initial investment. Where laser markers are expensive, dot peen marking systems are relatively inexpensive and are simple to use.

Dot Peen Part Marking Machine Options

Dot peen part marking machines come in a wide variety of options – hand-held devices, benchtop mounted system or can also be integrated in virtually any manufacturing method. Laser marking machines used to have an advantage over dot peen marking. That advantage was logo marking. Now with MarkinBOX’s innovation, their dot peen part marking machines give the ability to mark any part with a company’s logo.

MarkinBOX’s easy-to-use sketchbook2 software program allows users to quickly set-up a new system and start marking products. These marks can be as small as 1mm, are extremely consistent in nature and a high quality mark. The flexibility of quick change marking fixtures, various accessories and replacements parts are just a few more reasons why people are moving their part marking over to dot marking machines.

Do not be fooled by other dot peen marking systems. MarkinBOX is the industry leader in dot peen marking due to their versatility of marking even cylindrical parts with company logos. Contact MarkinBOX today for a complete analysis of your part marking process.

Traceability Marking Increases Quality in Manufacturing

Traceability marking in various industries has become increasingly important in manufacturing sectors. For Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and first tier suppliers, product, component and assembly identification throughout the manufacturing process has become indispensable for quality control.

In recent years, the amount of information that is stored in a mark has increased dramatically thanks to advanced coding techniques. Marking a component, or assembly, helps record information such as serial numbers, dates, operator, suppliers, test results – all helping to guarantee reliability and quality. Which has become critical in industrial manufacturing sectors.

In years past, printing and applying labels were the norm for identification purposes. Permanent marks are applied directly to the surface of a component, which are far more secure, cost effective and easier to automate. Permanent characters also endure harsh operating environments of the parts.

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In today’s manufacturing processes, companies are always looking for ways to increase productivity. Increasing productivity is directly related to quantity and quality of data collected and the way that data is applied. Production managers and quality engineers can use this data to monitor the production process.

Each stage of manufacturing can instantly prevent non-conforming parts from moving to the next operation. The data compiled can also be sorted to provide useful indicators for production speed analysis, maintenance programs and stock management, further increasing productivity.

MarkinBOX traceability marking systems are the leading dot peen marking devices in operation today. Whether your component’s print area is made from hardened steel, plastics or a coated/ painted surface – they have a solution to fit your needs. From hand-held to bench top stands to a system that can be incorporated into your manufacturing process, MarkinBOX’s quality part marking products, technical support and knowledge will help you to improve your production quality and traceability.

Contact MarkinBOX today for an application evaluation and how traceability marking can help mark your parts.

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.

2D Data Matrix Barcodes can also be used in conjunction with asset tagging and in-plant preventative maintenance programs, as a way of marking and logging maintenance and service repairs to machines and production equipment.

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Data Matrix Part Marking Systems offer users the ability to permanently mark a part, or assembly, with a lot of information in a small area. A 2D Data Matrix Barcode Scanner can read the code, which allows for parts and assemblies to be identified and tracked for the lifetime of the part, from origination to the end of its life cycle, this is known as lot traceability.

Part marking devices are used in industrial settings to help identify parts for supply chain visibility, improving quality control systems, and reducing liability and risk. When data collection is part of the production process, and distribution histories are kept, companies can react to issues that may arise and quickly respond to manufacturing or warranty issues.

Companies can utilize fully integrated marking systems, benchtop marking machines, and hand-held marking devices to permanently mark and identify parts and assemblies with marks such as; Alphanumeric Series, Serial Numbers, Part Numbers, Manufacturing Date Codes, 2D Data Matrix Barcodes, Company Logos and MORE! If you can imagine it, MarkinBOX and Patmark can mark it.

MarkinBOX is a Leading Data Matrix Part Marking System Supplier

MarkinBOX is a leading part marking device supplier in the United States. Our products use a dot peen carbide stylus pin that applies a series of dots that make up the 2D Data Matrix Barcodes and other permanent marks on a part or an assembly. While these units can be quite small in size, they are a big deal in part marking versatility and functionality for parts and assemblies of all different shapes and sizes, made of various materials such as:

  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Stainless Steel
  • Brass
  • Cast Iron
  • Copper
  • Hardened Steel
  • Inconel
  • Lead
  • Mild Steel
  • Sheet Metal
  • Tin
  • Titanium
  • Tool Steel
  • Zinc
  • Plastics
  • ABS
  • Polyethylene
  • Harwood
  • Pallets and Crates
  • Cardboard
  • AND, MORE!

With MarkinBOX’s wide variety of part marking options and an evaluation of your current process – we are sure to find a solution for your part marking needs.

Contact MarkinBOX today for a quote on dot peen data matrix part marking system.