CUSTOM CUT STENCILS – All Materials

There are many different industries that use our CUSTOM CUT STENCILS for one application or another and Millennium Signatures is a Fast and Cost-Effective source for all your stencilling needs. At Millennium Signatures we have the technology to create Custom Cut Stencils from a wide range of materials including, but not limited to Stainless Steel, Brass, Aluminum, Copper, Plastic, Mylar and Oilboard, custom to your specifications.
These stencils could be used for marking everything from Highway Construction Barriers, Shipping Crates, Overhead Pipe, Entrances and Exits, Apple Crates, Aircraft Components etc. If you need having a stencil created for a Marking Application including even Chemical Etching or VIN Etch Stencils, give us a call.
Millennium Signatures had been in the Marking Products business for over 30 years and we have invested in several technologies allowing us to provide this range of product and services to our customers.
Millennium Signatures has an in-house Artwork Department that makes creating these stencils to your specific requirements easy. Provide us with a concept of what you need and one of our Graphic Designers will create a DRAFT for your review. Once any changes that may be needed are made and the artwork is signed off, the stencils go into production and are cut from the size, shape, thickness and material type you request. 
If you have any questions, please contact our Technical Sales Team at our Buffalo NY, USA or Burlington ON, Canada facilities.
Call: (905) 639-0909
E-mail: info@millenniumsignatures.com
Website: www.millenniumsigntaures.com

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HELPFUL MARKING TIPS SERIES: High Contrast Marking on Stainless Steel using Chemical Etching

High Contrast Marking on Stainless Steel using Chemical Etching

One of the most common materials to Electro-Chemically Etch is Stainless Steels. It’s used for so many products from Medial Appliances and Food Preparation Equipment to Pressure Vessels and Nuclear Hardware etc.
One of the things we are asked for most often is how to create a high contrast BLACK permanent image on Stainless. Well for a very long time it’s been quite easy to get a good high contrast marking on Stainless steel and there are many Electrolytic Solutions that can help you obtain these results. However, Millennium Signatures X4R-428 Electrolyte Solution is unique in this area. Unlike the brown coloured markings, you tend to get with other formulations, our X4R-428 Electrolyte delivers a Black result that has definitely impressed those who have long been searching for a better result in this area. This Electrolyte can be used with any of our Power Units or Electro-Chemical Marking Kits.
Commonly sold in 1-Litre Bottles
Also available in 5-Lite Containers. 
Contact the Part Marking Specialists at Millennium Signatures Marking Systems by phone at (905) 639-0909 or by e-mail at info@millenniumsignatures.com for more information. MSDS Documentation is available for all Electrolyte and Neutralizer Products
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THE SAFE USE OF LASERS

ANSI Specification Z136.1

Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc., has specialized in providing Turn-Key Galvo Driven Laser Marking Technology, Systems and Services since 1990.
With extensive knowledge of the various configurations including the two (2) most common being a CDRH Class I designated system designs or a CDRH Class IV designated system designs, the Part Marking Specialists on staff at Millennium Signatures Marking Systems are happy to consult with you or your Safety committee on the various options to consider when buying a Laser Product and how to remain fully compliant with Safe Operating Recommendations when working with Lasers.
Probably the best publication to use when creating a Laser Safety Policy within your company would be the ANSI Z136.1 “The Safe Use of Lasers” publication as issued by The American National Laser Institute. For the past few decades, this has been the bible of people who design, build, and use Laser Products in North America and beyond.
Please feel free to contact our Technical Staff if we can assist you with getting a copy of the publication or answer any questions that your company may have.
We can be reached by phone at (905) 639-0909 or by e-mail at info@millenniumsignatures.com
Facilities located in Buffalo NY, USA and Burlington ON, Canada.

MACHINE-READABLE CODES

Did you know that the Marksman Computerized Dot Peen Marking Technology from Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc. gives you the ability to mark your parts with 2D Barcodes, Military Spec UID Codes and QR Codes as well?

2 DIMENSIONAL CODES (2D)
Marking a 2D Code directly onto your part using our Computerized Dot Peen or Galvo Driven Laser Processes allows you to enter data such as work order #’s, Part #’s Lot #’s, Date Codes, pretty much any data at all into the system and have it automatically convert that data into square code that our equipment will allow you to permanently mark onto your parts. This code can be scanned using just about any of today’s readily available scanning technology and even very reliably with free apps, you can download for your smartphone cameras. This eliminates the concerns for labels coming off and potentially losing track of what revision of part you actually hold in your hand. It will always be there and easily accessible. It makes it very easy to track and inventory parts and can be very helpful in communicating with processes as they travel through automated production lines. For example, you can have parts scanned as they go through a process and rejected if parts should somehow become mixed or parts that are a fail can be marked to permanently confirm such important details.

UID CODES
UID Codes are a unique format of this 2Dimensional (2D Code) Technology that has been designed by the Military for their products and is often expected of manufacturers who are bidding to get such contracts that they will have the capability to mark the parts they would produce using this unique 2D Symbology.

QR CODES
QR Codes can be equally powerful, perhaps even more so in many ways. 
A QR Code is essentially a Hyperlink to a URL Address or File. For example, if you host your QR Code with Millennium Signatures or even through other sources, you can permanently print a small square code onto your part that will remain there long after any sticker, plate or other methods of marking would be lost due to any one of several variable elements of conditions. 
When scanning this code, it can immediately pull up a website or take you to a drawing or a document such as an entire manual potentially hundreds of pages of content if need be. There is really no limitations.
As long as that code is being hosted, the scanning of the code can instantly link anyone it’s a Barcode Scanner or Smartphone with a wealth of information about that part or product and it’s all controlled by you.
This information could even be changed after the mark is made potentially. Allow us to explain…..

POSSIBLE SCENARIOS
You build an assembly for Natural Gas Furnaces and there is some information such as exploded parts view, parts number listing and some installation and safety guidelines you always want available to your client. 
This means when it’s NEW out of the box of when being pulled out of a 20-year-old Furnace under repair. You completely control what information is instantly (almost magically) provides to your customer when scanned. 
However….. 4 years after production of this part, it is determined that there is a defect in the parts from manufacture or there is some reason to recall the parts. It is possible to redirect where the link that code represents a different destination or a REVISED or UPDATED destination or document. For example, a technician in the field could now remove this part and scan it with his cell phone only to learn immediately that there is a recall notice out on that part and instructions on what to do about it as a result. It is incredibly powerful if you know how to use it to its full potential.

Both Millennium Signatures Galvo Driven Laser Etching / Engraving Technologies and our Marksman Series Computerized Dot Peen (Impact Stamping) process’ can provide such markings. The beautiful thing about these Codes is not only are they so easy to create and apply to the part, they are also very permanent. If you pull a dirty, greasy part of a piece of equipment, just give it a wipe off or a scuff with a Scotch Brite Abrasive Pad or something similar and give it a scan. It’s permanently on the surface of the metal, plastic, porcelain or almost any material and will almost always produce for you when needed.

For more information on these Marking Technologies and the Systems we sell allowing you to put these markings on your parts, contact our Part Marking Specialists at Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc. 
We have facilities in Buffalo NY, USA and Burlington ON, Canada and we are currently in the process of establishing facilities in Mexico.

Main line for inquiries
Tel: (905) 639-0909

E-mail Inquiries:
info@millenniumsignatures.com

Head Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm (Eastern Standard Time)

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HELPFUL MARKING TIPS SERIES: Electro-Chemical Etching of Titanium

Electro-Chemical Etching of Titanium

“When chemically etching information on Titanium, less is often more…”

For the best Electro-Chemical Etch results on Titanium, use Millennium Signatures Electrolyte Formulation
X4R-416 at a Medium to High Power Setting in the DC Output Mode on most Power Units. A good Deep Etch Power Unit is ideal for optimal results. Getting a high contrast light surface mark on Titanium can be challenging, if your specs will accommodate, it’s actually easier to get a very sharp crisp marking by etching down a couple thousandths of an inch (0.002”) or 0.051mm which is easily achieved with a few very quick, light applications of the hand marker as not to generate too much heat. 
Give the surface a very quick light scuff with a Scotch Brito abrasive type pad and you should have a beautiful, razor sharp, high contrast etch which is often easily mistaken for a laser quality marking.

Remember:
Remember to keep your Monopad very damp with the X4R-416 Electrolyte Formulation, but not dripping all over your part and workstation. Too much heat can be the enemy when marking most metals, this is especially true when marking Titanium.
Use Standard Neutralizer or our Extra Strength X4R-900 Neutralizer to thoroughly clean the areas that came in contact with the electrolyte. 
Results may vary slightly when using different grades of Titanium, but these tips typically serve well on all Titanium Etching Applications. A good ground connection in close proximity to the area you’re marking is always important.

For more information on the best Electro-Chemical Etching Equipment, Accessories and Supplies for a given application, be sure to check our other HELPFUL MARKING TIPS SERIES Blogs and posts on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn as well as at our Website: www.millenniumsignatures.com
Contact our Part Marking Specialists at (905) 639-0909 or by e-mail at info@millenniumsignatures.com

This Helpful Marking Tip was brought to you by Jeff Guenther of Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc.

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COST EFFECTIVE, STRESS-FREE PERMANENT MARKING ON METALS

Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc. is your complete source for everything Electro-Chemical Etching as well as many other Marking Technologies. We have a range of High-Quality Production Grade Power Units, designed to suit applications from very light duty (periodic use) such as Custom Knife Making applications to Heavy Duty Deep Etch applications for Aerospace and Nuclear industry requirements. Millennium Signatures (Formerly Chem-Etch & Stamp of Canada Ltd.) has been in the business for 50 years and has Electrolytes that meet all the major Aerospace Manufacturer Specifications. 
You can count on Millennium Signatures to have Stencil Paper Products, Monopads, Electrolytes and Neutralizers in stock. We also make Custom Non-Conductive /Non-Scratch Grounding Fixtures, custom Carbon Heads, Marking Kits and more… We also manufacture Long Life Fabric Stencils and have an in-house artwork department that can assist you with any graphic requirements you have and help you to get your custom product processed and out the door within just a couple of days. No matter what your requirement may be, if you’re looking to use the Electro-Chemical Etch Process to identify your parts or even for Grid Marking Applications as seen in the metal forming industry, Millennium Signatures will have the expertise and products you need.
Contact one of our Part Marking Specialists today for more information by calling our main inquiry line at (905) 639-0909 or by e-mail at info@millenniumsignatures.com
We have facilities in both Buffalo NY, USA and Burlington ON, Canada. You can always visit our website at www.millenniumsignatures.com

CUSTOM PART MARKING SERVICES

Have you ever considered outsourcing your part marking? What if you could get you parts turned around very quickly and marked to specification by Part Marking Specialists using the corresponding process/technology with a fixed cost per part?
It’s completely possible and is part of the everyday activity at Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc.
We have hundreds of clients who sent in both simple and very challenging part marking requirements from all over North America who just want their parts done right, using the best technology and love our service.
We can process a couple parts or we can process thousands of parts. There is no job too big or too small. 
We can do Rotary Application work (Circumferential Marking) we can accommodate almost any material. We are very accustomed to working with Aerospace, Nuclear and Military Marking Specifications. Contact our Part Marking Specialists today via our general inquiry line at (905) 639-0909 or by e-mail at info@millenniumsignatures.com

NEW Galvo Driven Laser Marking System!


New Galvo Driven Laser Marking System for 2018

Do you have a Class I Galvo Driven Laser Marking System and an operator who stands idle in front of the machine for anywhere from 30 seconds per part to potentially a few minutes for every batch of parts loaded into the Laser Marker? If you have high volumes of product to Laser Mark, this time spent idle can greatly increase the overall time needed to process the parts you need. 
Consider the freshly redesigned Galvo Driven (Class I) Rotary Dial Index Laser Marking System for 2018 by TYKMA Electrox supplied by Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc.
This system is designed for additional efficiency over conventional Box Marking Enclosures with Manual or Automatic Door Systems.
These systems have a robust rotary table that is set-up to rotate 180 Degrees upon command at the end of each “marking cycle”. This allows an operator to be unloading parts that have just been marked and reload the fixture with fresh new parts at the very same time as the parts previously fixtured on the other half of the table are actively being marked. Once the cycle is complete and fresh (unmarked) product has been loaded there is a touch activation process that requires both hands to rotate the new parts in for processing at the same time as finished parts are presented back to the operator for unloading.
It’s a safe process, the Laser System is designed to provide Class I protection with a KG-3 Protective Viewing Window and integrates light curtains that will instantly stop the system in its tracks should the light curtain be interrupted or obstructed why the table is rotating.
It’s a much faster, more efficient process for applications that have high volumes of the same parts to be marked.
For more information on this system and various other system designs, contact our Technical Sales Team at Tel: (905) 639-0909 or by e-mail at info@millenniumsignatures.com. 
We are the Part Marking Specialists.

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Nothing Beats Experience!

Sometimes having the right equipment alone is not always a complete solution, especially when it comes to manufacturing Custom Parts. Nothing replaces experience. At Millennium Signatures Marking Systems, we sell Marking Equipment to help you, the manufacturer, properly and cost-effectively mark your parts. The equipment is very good quality and we are proud of the specific range of products that we bring to the marketplace going back as far as 1972. However, for some smaller businesses the cost of the equipment and the volume of parts they require the Marking process for make justification difficult.If you find yourself in a similar situation and you don’t have the time or the personnel to work through the learning curve of New equipment, talk to us about our Custom Part Marking Services.
Our highly experienced team has years and years of experience working with custom components of all shapes, sizes, materials and coatings and the processing such parts with every technology we sell, service and support. Do you manufacture a good product? Make sure you add the finishing touch to your product by making sure the branding and/ or traceability is clean, clear and professional looking.
If you feel our Part Marking Specialists could help you, give us a call.
Fast efficient turn-around times.
In-House Artwork Department.
45 Years of experience.

Tel: (905) 639-0909
E-mail: info@millenniumsignatures.com

CUSTOM PART MARKING SERVICES by Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc.

Custom Part Marking Services
Millennium Signatures provides great precision and a fast turn-around with their Custom Part Marking Service

WE CAN MARK YOUR PARTS FOR YOU!

Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc., with facilities in Buffalo, NY and Burlington, ON in Canada has over 55 Years of experience in the field of Part Marking (Part Identification and Traceability). In many cases our clients do not have the volume initially or the time to mark their products cost effectively in-house. Many of our clients elect to send batches of parts to our facilities and have us process their parts for them. In most cases we can turn batches of parts around over night and are well affiliated with various Marking Specifications associated with the various industries and can provide results tailored to whatever is requested. Variable Data Applications, Linear & 2D Barcoding requirements, Circumferential Marking…. NO PROBLEM!

In some cases it is only temporary until their volumes increase or they become completely comfortable with one of our many technologies we offer and then they purchase the equipment from us. There are many benefits to doing this, such as it allows experts to process your parts to the required specification. It allows you to get feedback and approval from within your industry before making an expensive purchase. It allows us to do prepare all the artwork, programming layout files, fixturing and such to provide perfect marking every time and when you do make a purchase all of these items accompany your system so that you are instantly in production with perfect looking parts every time!

Visit our website at www.millenniumsignatures.com or contact our Technical Sales Team by phone at (905) 639-0909 or e-mail at info@millenniumsignatures.com

Have us mark some parts for you and buy with COMPLETE confidence!