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Metal Engraving Services

  • CNC Vibro Peening / Dot Peening / Vibro Engraving / Dot Peening / Peening / Pin Marking Services

    Description:
    Vibro Peening (or Dot Peening) is the process of a rapidly vibrating carbide cutter marking into the surface of a part. When the mark is viewed under a loupe, one will see a series of microscopic dots pushed together, but when viewed by the naked eye, the mark will appear to be a continuous line.

    Advantages of CNC Vibro Peening Services:

    • Very little pressure is applied on the part. Too much pressure on a metal part could result in a “stress riser” or a concentration of stress that could lead to cracking. Vibro Peening reduces this risk.
    • A very legible “Engraved-look” mark 
    • Can hold extremely tight tolerances on marking location and depth

    Features of Universal Metal Marking’s CNC Vibro Peening Services:

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  • Pantograph Engraving / Rotary Engraving / 2D Engraving Services

    Description:
    Pantograph Engraving and Rotary Engraving has withstood the test of time with its roots dating back to the early 1600s. Pantograph Engraving is a manual form of engraving that involves a machine operator guiding a stylus over a pattern that controls a cutter rotating up to 20,000 RPM. Pantograph Engraving is as much of an art form as it is a science form.

    Advantages of Pantograph Engraving Services:

    • Ideal for round or irregular shaped parts that cannot fit into a CNC Engraving Machine
    • Can be applied along a periphery, a radius, an incline or a flat

    Features of Universal Metal Marking’s Pantograph Engraving / Rotary Engraving / 2D Engraving Services:

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  • CNC Engraving Services

    Description:
    CNC Engraving is the automated form of Pantograph Engraving. Instead of an operator manually tracing a pattern with a stylus, Universal Metal Marking’s CNC Engraving Machines allows uploading of a customer’s vector art file directly into the CNC Engraver. The part is then engraved with the exact artwork the customer provided. If you can print it, we can engrave it.

    Advantages of CNC Engraving Services:

    • Customized artwork will be engraved directly onto part
    • Can hold extremely tight tolerances on marking location and depth

    Features of Universal Metal Marking’s CNC Engraving Services:

    • Engrave along a periphery, a radius, or a flat
    • Parts as small as 0.125” x 0.125” and as large as 24” x 48”
    • Depths from 0.001” to 0.030”
    • Location Tolerances as low as 0.001”
    • Hardened parts up to 55 Rockwell
    • End Marks include: Sequential Numbering, Part Identification Numbers, Company Logos
    • Common Part Marking Specifications for CNC Engraving include Spec SAE AS478, Spec MIL-STD-130, Parker Aerospace Spec BPS 4106, & General Electric Spec P23TF3
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  • 3D Engraving Services

    Description:
    3D Engraving is similar to Pantograph Engraving discussed above. While many engraving applications require control in only two directions, 3D Engraving offers an additional engraving axis. This is vital to marking an extremely complex radius or when seeking a three dimensional appearance of the mark itself.

    Advantages of 3D Engraving Services:

    • Ideal for extremely complex radiuses and inclines
    • Yields an aesthetically pleasing 3D appearance of mark

    Features of Universal Metal Marking’s 3D Engraving Services:

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  • Diamond Scribing / Scratch Engraving / Diamond Drag Services

    Description:
    Diamond Scribing is the process of engraving with a precision pin manufactured with natural diamonds to increase the pin’s hardness. The diamonds in the precision pin are also polished to reduce the friction with the marked part. The end result is extraordinarily clear, sharp, legible characters on the hardest of part surfaces.

    Advantages of Diamond Scribing Services:

    • Very clear marks on extremely hard surfaces
    • Can hold extremely tight tolerances on marking location and depth

    Features of Universal Metal Marking’s Diamond Scribing Services:

    • Can mark parts up to 24” x 48”
    • Ability to mark flats, rounds and irregular shaped parts
    • Shallow Marking Depths (under 0.003” deep)
    • Typical marks include: Serial Numbers, Part Numbers, Cage Codes, Manufacturing Numbers, and Date Codes
    • Common Part Marking Specifications for Diamond Dragging/Scribing include Spec SAE AS478, Spec MIL-STD-130, & General Electric Spec P23TF3
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  • Dot Matrix Marking Services

    Description:
    A Dot Matrix is a simple grid pattern of dots used to create a number or letter as one would see on an old score board or an old computer screen.  The key to legibility and definition is the density of dots. However, density can present problems in Low Stress Marking applications.  The key to maintaining Low Stress while sustaining legibility is by balancing dot frequency with character size.

    Advantages of Dot Matrix Marking Services:

    • Very legible marks in clear fonts to eliminate confusion in marked text
    • Very little pressure is applied on the part. Too much pressure on a metal part could result in a “stress riser” or a concentration of stress that could lead to cracking. Dot Matrix Marking reduces this risk

    Features of Universal Metal Marking’s Dot Matrix Marking Services:

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  • Stencil Engraving / Stencil Cutting Services

    Description:
    Stencil Engraving is the process of engraving an image into a metal stencil.

    Advantages of Stencil Engraving Services:

    • Applied to Numbers, Letters, Characters and Symbols in almost any size
    • Can survive the most rugged, high production applications where the stencil must survive multiple cleanings

    Features of Universal Metal Marking’s Stencil Engraving Services:

    • Ability to manufacture in Brass, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Vinyl, Mylar and traditional Oil Board. 
    • Ability to produce custom-made stencils with small or large Arrows, Boxes, Patterns and Designs
    • Versatile text/logo sizes: 0.020” high to 5 feet high
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