26 YEARS AS A PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION & TRACEABILITY SPECIALIST

It’s been 26 Years!
Saturday August 6th marked the start of my 27th year in business as a specialists in Product Identification and Traceability. Starting with the base of all those processes once popular such as Custom Engraved Steel Stamps and Dies, Roll Marking, Numbering Heads, Direct and Offset Printing Technologies and the tried and true Electro-Chemical Etching process, I went on the work with the development of today’s staple product traceability processes including Computerized Dot Peen Marking Systems (which I first started working with back in 1987), Various NEW Nameplate and Custom Label Technologies, Barcode Technologies including Linear, 2D, QR and UID Codes and an extra special emphasis on Galvo Driven Laser Marking Equipment, Applications and Integration.

Over this past 26 Years, my team and I have implemented product marking and traceability solutions for an incredibly diverse range of applications around the world including everything from Medical /Surgical (Instrument & Implant) applications, to Food Processing, Automotive, Aerospace, Nuclear, Oil & Gas Exploration, Weapons Manufacturing and hundreds upon hundreds of unique specialty manufacturing applications which do not easily fit into any typical product designation.

Today, Millennium Signatures Marking Systems has a dynamic range of products and services designed to support the cutting edge technology of today’s Manufacturing Environment while still fully supporting the older tried and true processes of days past. In addition to our years of experience, application testing and integration capabilities we also provide the following services today:

Our full range of services include:

  • In-house artwork department and photo studio, working on both PC and MAC based platforms
  • Application Testing Facilities
  • Machine Readable Code Generation and Verification
  • Our Custom Inks Division provided very high quality Marking Inks used for virtually any type of in based Marking Application including high volume in-line marking requirements
  • Custom Marking Services uses all of the various products we sell combined with over 60 Years experience to provide the highest quality part marking results on your parts to your exact specifications for you with fast, efficient turn-around times.
  • Laser Marking System Repairs

Our full range of products include:

  • Laser Marking Systems

Chemical Etching Systems and Supplies including:

  • Electrolytes
  • Neutralizers
  • Stencil Papers
  • Stencil Imprinters
  • Marking Electrodes
  • Rust Protective Oils
  • Dot Peen Marking Systems and Accessories
  • Custom Formulated Marking Inks
  • Pad Printing Services
  • Custom Cut Stencils ( All materials)
  • Custom Nameplates & Poly Labels
  • Hand Held Vibro Marking Tools
  • Electric (Arc) Stressless Etching Systems & Accessories
  • Custom Engraved Hand Stamps and Steel Dies, Roll Dies, Steel Character Type (Inserts)
  • and more…

Thank-you to all the companies around the world that we deal with daily who have brought us their applications, challenged us with their unique requirements and allowed us to implement solutions for them. We owe all of our success to you!

We look forward to continuing our support of your applications in the years to come.

Thanks again!

Sincerely,
Jeff A. Guenther
President / Owner
Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc.

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

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc.

Holiday Greeting

Happy Holidays from Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc.

As another year winds down to a close, we would like to thank all of our great clients for their continued support and the new challenges they have brought us throughout this past year. Millennium Signatures has had a great year with not only with significant growth coming from successful dealings with many new clients across North America and around the world, but we also invested significant monies into new technologies and the addition of great people to help us to offer a range of new services at a higher standard of service than ever before.

LASER MARKING SYSTEMS
We are excited about the merger that occurred in 2015 between Electrox Lasers and TYKMA Lasers for Marking and this brings an extended range of capabilities and services that we can pull from to support all of our clients needs throughout Canada. We are confident that products such as the Minilase Series Marking Systems will fill a void and we are excited to have our clients visit our facility and experience this equipment for themselves.
We have a very effective Fume & Particle Extraction Systems, Class I Marking Enclosures, Precision X/Y Tables, Rotary Axis for Circumferential Marking and even a system rental program now in addition to many other accessories and services to support your Laser Part Marking requirements in the coming years.

CUSTOM PART MARKING
We have invested considerably more money into our Custom Part Marking Services Division and we have not only expanded the range of our capabilities, but we have made it possible to turn your orders around and have your products back to you even faster! We now offer marking services on nearly all materials from metals and specialty alloys to plastics, wood, acrylics, stone and more. We have increased our ability to mark complex circumferential components such as gauges and dials plus increased our working area for control panels and larger signs and plaques.

ELECTRO-CHEMICAL ETCHING (Aerospace, Nuclear)
We have refreshed our Electro-Chemical Etching product line and we now offering some NEW products and at a new lower price point! We offer a very complete range of Marking Electrolytes, Neutralizers, Hand Markers, Power Units and complete Marking Kits to suit all applications from small hobby work such as Knife Making to Deep Etch (Aerospace) Component Part Marking in a production environment.

COMPUTERIZED DOT PEEN MARKING (Pin Marking)
Millennium Signatures continues to lead with our Marksman line
of Computerized Dot Peen Marking Equipment which offers an excellent quality product at a very reasonable price point. We maintain a large inventory of Bench-Top, Hand-held Portable and Universal Mount (Integrator Series) Models along with spare parts and accessories in-stock at all times. These systems are available starting at as low as $3,500.00 for basic systems.

These are only a few of the areas we have made specific advancement in throughout this past year. We continue to offer Custom Cut Stencils from such materials as Oil Board, Mylar, Brass, Stainless and Mild Steel. We also continue to design and build precision Jigs & Fixtures to assist in optimizing the efficiency of your marking system. We also continue to custom make Steel Hand Stamps, Inserts and Roll Dies and supply a wide assortment of Stamp Holders, Steel Insert Type and Tooling to support traditional marking processes.

From our staff to yours, we hope you have a great holiday and wish you the very best for the New Year.

Millennium Signatures will continue to operate at full capacity up until noon on December 24th, 2015 (Christmas Eve). We will then close for the holiday and re-open with a skeleton crew on Monday Dec. 28th, 2015 and will maintain operations to a limited capacity until noon on December 31st (New Years Eve).
We officially re-open and operate at full capacity again on Monday January 4th, 2016.

We look forward to hearing from you in 2016!

What is Electro-Chemical Etching?

WHAT IS ELECTRO-CHEMICAL ETCHING?(Manual Marking Set-up)

ELECTRO-CHEMICAL ETCHING PROCESS

WHAT IS ELECTRO-CHEMICAL ETCHING?
Electro-Chemical Etching is a very cost effective, easy to use process that allows you to put high quality markings (identification) onto your metal parts permanently without causing any damage to the surface or structural integrity of the component. The process takes just a couple of minutes to perform and allows you to put virtually any Alpha-Numeric Text, Symbols, Logo’s, Schematics, Warnings, 2D Matrix Codes and much more onto a metal surface regardless of how hard the metal might be. In fact the harder the metal the better the results often are. Ideal for difficult marking applications such as Carbide and Titanium, the Chemical Etching Process is extremely versatile for those working with conductive metals. The systems can deliver white or “clear” markings on Black Oxide coatings for maximum contrast and beautiful dark (almost black) high contrast results on white metals. The information being etched is the result of a stencil that is made. For Logos and high volume marking applications where the information stays the same, Millennium Signatures can produce Long Life Fabric Stencils which can deliver sharp crisp marking results over and over again potentially marking hundreds, if not thousands of parts. For those applications where variable information is required and changing constantly, we have Stencil Imprinting Systems and Disposable Stencil Paper Product that allow you to make good quality stencils quickly and easily  on-demand using a computer.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
Electro-Chemical Etching or “Chemical Etching” as it is most commonly referred, is a little like a miniature EDM process. It uses safe sodium based solutions combined with a pulsing low voltage electrical current to dissolve the metal and extract it through the stencil into a special cloth pad known as a Monopad in just seconds. At the same time as you are removing small trace amounts of material, you are creating and oxide which permanently remains in the aperture or cavity of the mark. This is what gives the mark its high contrast result, making the marking easy to see and pleasing to the eye. This process is not new, this process has been around and continuously developed since the 1950’s and it is very popular for use on everything Chef’s Knives, to Metal Tooling, to the Landing Gear on Military and Commercial Aircraft just to name a couple. There are thousands upon thousands of applications for this extremely versatile process.
The marking is permanent! How permanent is a function of how deep into the metal you allow the process to go. For manufacturers of Food Preparation Equipment or Medial Instruments and/or Implants who do not want a cavity in the product that could harbor bacteria or other contaminants, high contrast markings of just a few tenths of a thousandth of an inch are used (0.002″), however you can also purchase equipment that is more powerful and has features allowing you to mark up to depths of 0.012″ if required. This would be typical of an Aerospace Application where long lasting identification is a must and needs to even be easily view-able after layers of protective paint are applied.
The process has a long list of valuable benefits which appeal to most industries including, Aerospace, Nuclear, Precision Tooling, Medical/Surgical, Instruments and more…

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