THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A GALVO DRIVEN LASER MARKING SYSTEM

There is that old saying “Do it once, do it right!” This is something that we really believe in at Millennium Signatures Marking Systems and we want to help you to consider the most important things when looking to purchase a new Laser Marking System for your Facility.

Q: Where is it made and who supports the equipment?

A: One of the things we see weekly is companies calling us in desperation with a laser system that was bought at auction or through a sister company from somewhere overseas and they can’t get quality support, anxious for us to offer instruction on the use of the system, configure or repair their system. Millennium Signatures only supports TYKMA Electrox built Laser Systems. If you want to be supported by the best, buy the best!

All Millennium Signatures, Laser Systems are produced in a very state-of-the-art, 100,000 square foot TYKMA Electrox facility in Chillicothe Ohio in the USA. Just as Millennium Signatures is as the Canadian arm of this global network, the other distributors worldwide are all extremely knowledgeable and have full field service capability and highly effective remote access support, we all stock spare components and all have strong access and communication to the technical assets on the factory floor. The distribution partners not only have excellent support from the factory level but also work to support and back each other up making sure that all our end-users get the support they need. You will not find a larger more experienced support network behind any competitive Galvo Driven Laser Marking Product.

Q: What is the warranty coverage of the system you’re looking at?

A: It’s true, the best-built products are backed by the best warranties!
All TYKMA Electrox built Laser Systems with the exception of the Laser Gear Series are backed by a comprehensive 3-Year Warranty. The Laser Gear Series is our entry-level line of lasers which are carefully designed to be available at a reduced price point to make the purchase of Laser Technology a bit easier for some and done without giving up quality or too much capability. For these reasons the Laser Gear line is fully supported for 18-Months from the time of delivery.

Q: Is it easy to use? My facility is fairly remote from urban centres, will I need to spend a lot on on-site Installation and Training?

A: We approach this situation on a case-by-case basis. If you want us at your facility, we will be there! Some costs will be involved if travel is necessary, but most lasers are received, unpackaged and set-up by our customers without the physical presence of a technical on-site. The systems are very easy to set-up and use. Everything from the way the packaging is designed for transport to the way Software and Drivers is installed has been carefully designed in consideration of this situation. You will always be supported with whatever level of service you require, but the technical team at Millennium Signatures and the Technical Team of TYKMA Electrox behind them are highly experienced with how to walk new customers through the basic steps and getting them operational quickly. Let’s not forget about the series of professionally made, easy to follow video tutorials that come on the flash drive included with your system. Plug it into a USB Drive, select one of the nine (9) basic descriptions of the task you want to know about and press play!
Even for those who are not feeling confident about taking on this new technology at all, the well-written and well-organized manual, along with video tutorials, telephone support from our technicians and highly effective remote access to your system on-site, most clients are very surprised just how easy it is and how quickly we can have you up and running. We can even offer a completely loaded and pre-configured Lenovo Business Grade Laptop be sold with your system making it so it just could not be any easier coming out if the box.

At Millennium Signatures, you are always welcome to supply us with sample parts before you receive your system and we can assist you by creating some positive locating fixtures and part marking layout files in advance and sending them with your system allowing you to potentially start production marking within an hour of opening the box!
All perfectly pre-configured and tested back at one of our facilities for a plug and play start-up!

GALVO DRIVEN Laser Technology is always the way to go. It’s a little more expensive than Flat Bed Flying Optic based machines but far outperforms and outlasts those highly mechanical systems. TYKMA Electrox Lasers are proven time and time again to be extremely fast, reliable and maintenance free. Contact the Part Marking Specialists at Millennium Signatures Marking Systems for more information 
T: (905) 639-0909
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MARKING Done Right ✅

MARKING done right  can really enhance the overall perception of your product once in your client’s hands. Contact the Part Marking Specialists at Millennium Signatures Marking Systems for information on acquiring the right equipment for your application or how to utilize our Custom Part Marking Services and have us mark your parts for you! 
T: (905) 639-0909
E: info@millenniumsignatures.com
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We can Handle your Delicate Parts!

Even parts that need to be handled very delicately to avoid scratching or other forms of damage can be processed reliably by Millennium Signatures Custom Part Marking Division. Our operators are highly experienced and trained to follow customer instruction properly, unpacking and repacking parts such that they are ready to put in your customers hands. 
Special non-slip gloves are used to handle parts and protect the operators. Parts are unpackaged on special tables which protect sensitive surfaces and prevent parts from being dropped or accidentally knocked onto the floor. 
Fixtures and nesting apparatus are often made of Nylon or covered with Felt to protect the parts. We do all that we can to protect your parts and take the processing of your parts very seriously. Send your parts to our facility for marking and check one more thing off that bottomless to do list. 
Contact our Part Marking Specialists to learn more about how best to proceed. 
T: (905) 639-0909
E: info@millenniumsignatures.com
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CHEMICAL ETCH MARKING

Electrolytes and Neutralizers for Chemical Etching
Chemical Etching is a safe and effective method of part marking that has been around for approximately 80 years now. It’s very safe and easy to use on all conductive metals and allows you to get beautiful, high contrast, permanent markings without setting up any stress in your part. It’s also just as effective no matter how hard your material is. 
Chemical Etching is very versatile and it’s everywhere being used on everything from pumps & valves to saw blades and other cutting tools. It’s very inexpensive, it’s fast and it’s proven!
If Galvo Driven Laser Technology is out of reach due to production volumes or expense, Chemical Etching can still provide those high quality markings that often get mistaken for Laser Etched results. 
Millennium Signatures has over fifty (50) different Electrolytes in stock to help you mark even the more obscure materials when needed. 
We also sell complete Marking Kits, accessories and supplies such as Durable Long Life Fabric Stencils, Marking Heads, Wire Cord Sets, Stencil Papers, Imprinters and so much more. Contact our Part Marking Specialists today for more information on what electrolytes are needed for your project or which marking kit best suits your applications. We have 50 Years of experience here to assist you with all of your part marking needs. 
Call us:
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IDENTITY CRISIS?

Millennium Signatures at its roots was Chem-Etch and Stamp going back almost 50 years to 1972. In those early years, the company was a leader in Electro-Chemical Etching and Steel Stamp & Die Processes and still is today. In 1987 the company took on the Distribution, Integration and Servicing of Computerized Dot Peen Marking Technology which was completely NEW at that time. It was in 1990 that a separate division of the company was formed and “Canadian Laser Technologies” was created to focus on designing, building and integrating Galvo based Nd:YAG and CO2 Lasers. 
It was in 2003 that the company invested extensively in new facilities and new products and completely rebranded to become Millennium Signatures Marking Systems. A complete full-service solution for all your Part Marking and Product Identification needs. We have accumulated such an extensive client base that we expanded our focus even further and in 2006 we did a deep dive into the formulation of Custom Inks and Solvents (Printing Ink) to support Direct, Offset and Inkjet Marking System use. 
Today we have multiple facilities and deal with manufacturers from virtually every sector of the manufacturing world right around the globe. The bulk of our business is throughout North and South America but we do supply product throughout Europe and many Baltic Countries also. 
Today we still come across long time Etching Customers that did not know we supplied and supported Lasers, likewise some Laser customers were surprised to find we are also one of the leading sources of Computerized Dot Peen Marking Equipment and so on. So we are looking to set the record straight and let everyone know the extensive range of products & services that we provide. We stock everything needed for technical support services on everything we sell and have great technicians throughout North America to support our customers with after-sales technical support. 
Today at Millennium Signatures Marking Systems Inc., we specialize in all of the following products and maintain product on the shelf for quick availability. These Products and Services include:
Custom Engraved Steel Stamp & Die, Custom Tooling & Fixturing, Computerized Dot Peen Marking Systems in Bench Top, Portable and Compact Integrator Series Marker formats, Custom Formulated Industrial Inks & Solvents including Aerospace Marking Inks & Polyurethane Protective Top Coat Products. 
We also are highly specialized in Fibre and CO2 Galvo Driven Laser Marking Systems, Electro-Chemical Etching, Custom Cut Stencils, Laser Sintered Signs, Vibro Etch and Scribe Marking Technologies and we are a Manufacturer of Custom Steel & Aluminum Nameplates and high-quality Self-Adhesive Labels and Decals. Then, of course, is our very popular Custom Part Marking Services Division which you can read all about by searching #CustomPartMarking and #ContractMarking. We need to service companies with a multitude of complex requirements and we are not going to talk a customer out of a Dot Peen Marking System to sell a Laser as a Laser Company would and vice-versa. We will provide you with the solution that is right for you meeting your specifications and keeping you within your budget.

So to summarize, we are a complete Marking Systems & Services Solutions company and we are very proud of all we have accomplished over the years and thankful for the thousands of customers who choose to have us support their Product Identification processes.

If you have any questions about how we might be able to assist you, please contact our Part Marking Specialists for more information. 
T: (905) 639-0909
E: info@millenniumsignatures.com
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Are you looking for more throughout from your Class 1 Laser Marking System?

Ask the Part Marking Specialists at Millennium Signatures Marking Systems about our Class I Dial Index Fibre Laser Marking Systems. These systems are very efficient for high volume applications. If the right power of laser is combined with the right output optic allowing for a larger Marking Field, you can typically mark multiple parts (while fully protected by a CDRH Certified Class I Enclosure) while at the same time an operator unloads and reloads more parts before instructing the Rotary Table to rotate 180 degrees and start the marking cycle again. Certainly very effective for small tooling, medical appliances, electronic assemblies and so much more. We deal with very unique and customized situations every day. Give the Part Marking Specialists at Millennium Signatures a call to see how we can help streamline your Part Marking requirements.

High-Quality Fibre Laser Technology is less expensive than ever before. Check us out!

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MKP-054, Now with MAGNETIC BASE!

MKP-054

Millennium Signatures is very excited about the performance and success of our MKP-054 Bluetooth Handheld Portable Marking System. 
We have a very effective adjustable Magnetic Base attachment now which has proven far more effective than competitive systems. It clamps down securely on your Steel Fabrications and secures very well while the Computerized Marking Head puts very clean, permanent identification into the metal exactly as per your layout program which is created and sent from a nearby Mini-Controller or even our Cell Phone App which sends all the information over instantly using Bluetooth Technology. 
We maintain this equipment in stock at our US and Canadian Facilities. 
Furthermore, we provide fast efficient response to your inquiries and the systems are fully supported with a great technical staff that we are very proud of. Give us a try!
Reach out to our Part Marking Specialists using the following methods
T: 905-639-0909
E: info@millenniumsignatures.com
W: marksmanmarkingsystems.com
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See You at EASTEC 2019

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STAMPED IDENTIFICATION

Helping you mark your products with clean, permanent and professional looking results is what we do! Soon we will be exhibiting at the Eastec 2019 Show in Springfield Mass. There, we will be featuring our Marksman Series Products. The best built, best priced and best supported Computerized Dot Marking Equipment in a variety of formats including traditional Bench-top Systems, Compact Universal Mount for Integration Applications, Rotary Systems for all your Circumferential Part Marking applications and our VERY popular Cordless Hand-Held Battery Operated Portable Series that communicates from your Phone, Mobile Device or Laptop using Blue Tooth Technology. 
If you have small precision machined components or large fabrications, contact us for the best ways to get you parts marked with the required information. 
Product Identification is our focus for over 50 Years now.

Contact our Part Marking Specialists to learn more about all the Technologies we sell, service and support. We provide many Custom Part Marking Services as well. 
Call us at (905) 639-0909
E-mail is at info@millenniumsignatures.com
This will connect you with our facilities in Burlington, Ontario Canada and Buffalo NewYork, USA

See you at Eastec 2019

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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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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