Marking before coating

Published by Marc Steele on

Many times the marking part/product must be done prior to the coating process. It is there fore important to select a marking process that provides sufficient depth to be visible after the coating process.

This particular example shows the following marks:

Top Line – (5) 1/4″ characters

Bottom Line – (5) 3/16″ characters

The model used for this example is the CMT exclusive Slide-A-Mark 10 ton unit Model 851.

Marking Example Parameters:

  • Model – 851
  • Character – 5
  • Character size – 1/4″ & 3/16″
  • Air pressure – 60 psi
  • Coating – standard machine paint (2) coats

The smaller characters, 3/16″, have a deeper mark, and will be visible through thicker coating process, or more coats of paint.

The larger characters, 1/4″, are very clearly visible in the paint coating process.

Important Note: The air impact model 851 is both FASTER and LESS expensive than other marking process options (like dot-peen or laser). This is a great solution to consider when marking prior to any type of final coating process.

Marc Steele

Marc has been in the marking business for over 15 years. He provides technical assistance through emails and online chat.