Aerospace Component Marking & Traceability

Manufacturers and suppliers of aviation and aerospace components often need to permanently mark parts both large and small for easy "cradle-to-grave" traceability.

Dot peen and electrochemical marking solutions are most frequently employed by aerospace manufacturers. Laser and ink marking are sometimes required.

Aerospace engine components typically need to be marked to SAE AS478 Identification Marking standards. Many aerospace manufacturers – including Rolls-Royce, GE, Pratt & Whitney, Boeing and Airbus – have their own individual marking standards. Dapra Marking can help you choose the best marking solution for the component type, volume and standards you need to accommodate.

Permanent Marking of Aerospace Components:

  • Jet engine and airframe components
  • Landing gear
  • Data plates, nameplates and tags
  • Helicopter, airplane and other aircraft components

Popular Machines for Marking Aerospace Components:

Bench-top part marking system

BenchDot Bench-Top Dot Peen Marking System

Compact, versatile bench-top solution for precision marking on small- to medium-sized components (including irregular shapes) .

PortaDot hand-held part marking system

PortaDot Hand-Held Portable Dot Peen Marking System

Ideal for taking the marking system to a large part or work piece. Advanced, portable solution that is very user-friendly.

Bench-top part marking system

Multi 4 Bench-Top Dot Peen Marking System

For permanent marking of small- and medium-sized pieces, whether a single part or mass production.

DMwriter MX CNC Spindle Marking Tool

DMwriter™ MX Dot Peen CNC Spindle Marking Tool

Economical, mechanical spindle marking tool that is easily integrated into vertical or horizontal machining centers, milling machines and equivalent CNC machines with a rotating spindle. Does not require electrical or pneumatic input for operation.

Electrochemical Print on Demand Systems (PODS)

Electrochemical Print on Demand Systems (PODS)

Offers all of the benefits of electrochemical marking, plus the ability to mark variable information such as sequential serial numbers, data matrix codes, logos, graphics and multiline text. Kits ME3000TK and ME3000SK are most appropriate for automotive component marking applications.

Graphix Class 1 Fiber Laser Part Marking Workstations

Graphix Laser Part Marking Workstations

Turnkey Class 1, 4-axis fiber laser marking workstations, designed to mark parts and components of various shapes and sizes – from low volumes to large batches.

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Information on aerospace marking specs:

Dapra Marking Systems can mark to the following specifications:

General Electric

  • P23TF3 – Identification Marking
    • Method 2F – Dot Peen and 15B – Laser Engrave
  • P23TF10 – Data Matrix Symbology Identification Marking
    • Method 2F – Dot Peen and 15B – Laser Engrave

Pratt & Whitney

  • PWA310 – Identification Marking (Includes both text and Data Matrix marking)
    • 3.2.15 – Dot Peen
    • 3.2.12 – Laser Engrave

SAE Aerospace

  • AS478 – Identification Marking
    • Method 2F – Dot Peen and 15B – Laser Engrave

Rolls Royce

  • EDI 460 – Identification Marking Methods and Controls
    • 5.7 – Controlled Dot Peen (Human Readable)
    • 5.8 – Controlled Dot Peen (Machine Readable)
    • 5.15 – Laser
  • JES 131 – Identification Marking Methods and Controls
    • 5.7 – Controlled Dot Peen (Human Readable)
    • 5.8 – Controlled Dot Peen (Machine Readable)
    • 5.15 – Laser