The exchange of information between the manufacturers and their suppliers is moving: the aeronautics industry requires more than a simple identification or a product history.
For safety reasons and continual process improvement, aeronautics standards and specifications require direct marking on many critical components and the ability to trace them from their manufacturing to their maintenance.
Given the abundance of counterfeit parts and industrial tampering, the sub-contractor must provide the manufacturer today with fully identified parts for which traceability data can not be copied or modified throughout their life cycle.
Gravotech is the go-to company for many in the aerospace industry: component manufacturing plants, engine, or aircraft assembly plants, spare part maintenance centers.
Complying with regulated standards AS478-3, AIM-DPM, MIL-STD-130, EASA Part 21 Subpart Q, ATA SPEC2000, SAE, NASA, UID, JES, RRES, SAE International AS9132 our marking systems guarantee complete traceability of your parts: identify, record, and read your information throughout the life of your parts.
We provide solutions adapted to each part of an aircraft, from the wing to the smallest screw of the aircraft, with a unique part number, serial number and datamatrix code:
Our laser solutions are perfect for aerospace part marking. In addition to being easily integrated into your production lines, our range of lasers guarantees high-contrast marking with a very short cycle time without contact with the part. Different laser sources and power levels are available depending on your application.
Our micro electromagnetic percussion technology offers high-precision marking and enables us to meet your traceability and identification requirements while increasing quality and volumes while giving you a great return on investment.
Lasertrace ™ facilitates the traceability and identification of all types of parts. Serialize your parts easily, generate unique codes and configure your variables, counters and shift codes. Include your logos and barcodes. Finally, preview the marking to reduce the risk of error.
No change or removal of material, no damage to the part.
A marking that must resist temperature variations in the part.
A marking that resists corrosion.
Identify, store data and trace each part through the production process and even years after the part is assembled: 2D marking, DataMatrix TM code, serial number, work shift code, assembly plant code, date, logos, etc.
Discover our dot-peen marking machines.
The best solution for applications needing great precision and consistency, and it is particularly efficient for DataMatrix code marking.
The electromagnetic dot peen marking machine is a high-precision marking solution to meet traceability and identification requirements while increasing both quality and volumes while giving you a great return on investment.
The dot peen technology does not remove and does not weaken the material, the point of the stylus comes only to deform the metal to write numbers or a Datamatrix code...
No alteration or removal of material No deformation of the part A marking that must resist temperature variations in the part A marking that resists corrosion Identify, store data and trace each part through the production process and even years after the part is assembled: Data MatrixTMcode, serial number, work shift code, assembly plant code, date, logos etc.
Discover our fiber laser engravers.
The material is locally heated to a temperature close to its melting point. By thermal effect, this heating leads to a change of colour, producing the marking of the material. Several colourations are possible depending on the exposure time, the power, and the nature of the oxides composing the material. The desired result is generally a black, high-contrast marking. Laser marking by annealing only for metals, in particularly titanium and ferrous metals. A perfect solution to mark on metals. It allows a contrasted marking with very short cycle time and no contact with the part. Different powers are available depending on your application and your target cycle time/marking depth.
- Increased traceability data safety - Provide high-quality marks in very fast cycle times. - Choose robust and compact systems that communicate with your central server, PC, PLC, barcode scanner... - Permanent marks provide traceability guarantee all along the part life cycle. - Protection and product authentication - Compliance with all aerospace standards - Intelligent solutions that fully communicate with your plant network