Machined Aluminum Dot peen and Scribe Sample marks


Sample marks showing Dot-Peen and Scribe on Machined Aluminum surface.


Sample Dot-Peen Mark

Model: IMID60 I-Mark I series

Character size: 1/8”

Depth of mark: .003” – .004” (not including raise up)

Marking Speed: 4-5 characters per second

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IMIS60 Scribe Marking Machined Aluminum

Columbia Marking Tools IM-IS60 Scribe marking machined aluminum. Marking a 6 digit date code into machined aluminum.

RE: Test marking date/ shift code with a 2D Data Matrix.



Thank you for providing CMT the opportunity to show you the new Square-Dot technology. This technology was developed to save customers money and provide them with a viable alternative solution to the… Continue reading

Q and A My I-Mark is printing backawards.


We took a controller from another machine that is undergoing some work.

The controller I have currently has all the correct firmware.  I do have an issue, whenever I print out data, it seems to all be backwards.… Continue reading

IMIS60 Scribe Test Mark


Sample mark was done on CMT I-Mark IMI60


*Parts were provided with a sample of current mark.


Test mark to show the how CMT’s Scribe can make a reliable stress free mark



Test Mark

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Using the external Start button with I Mark


                This document outlines how to setup and use the I-Mark start button which is purchased separately from CMT. The start button will be used… Continue reading

I-Mark IMIS60 Square Dot Test Mark


Square – Dot Test Mark

Model: IMIS60 Integrator Ballscrew driven scribe marking system

Marking: Transmission Cover

Material: Aluminum Casting

Characters: 1/8” characters

Reading: Date code/shift code. Serial number. With a 2D Square Dot Data Matrix

120815(sp)1(sp) 000 Square… Continue reading

Square Dot vs Dot Peen 2D code

Side by side test of the same part being marked two different ways.

Aluminum Part


(25) 1/8″ characters with corresponding 2D code

Method #1 Dot-Peen with IMID60 I-Mark Integrator Dot-Peen System

IMID60 2D Code

Method #2 Scribe with IMC150… Continue reading

CMT offers contract marking!

Q: I need some marking done but I only have to mark a few times a year. Do you have a service that will mark our parts for us?

A: We can support you with our contract marking services.… Continue reading

Properties/ Set up for using a hand held scanner


Good Morning Service

I am currently setting up my scanner. Do you have a recommended properties settings.



Good Morning


I have attached a copy of what you properties should look like if you properly configured your… Continue reading