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Marking UID to UK Ministry of Defence standards in the military sector

Unique Identification (UID) is a Department of Defence (DoD) standardisation for traceability, accountability and identification of government asset acquisitions. Combining human-readable text, bar codes and data matrix codes creates a UID mark that can be tracked throughout the lifecycle of the items.

With Direct Part Marking (DPM) a Needham Laser N-Lase Benchtop laser is able to provide a sustainable and inexpensive solution for UID marking requirements, that meets the requirements of the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence standard DEF STAN 05-132. Direct Part Marking is the process of physically marking the laser, either on the material surface or by removing a surface coating e.g. paint, powder. You can mark either a label that is permanently attached to the item or the item itself.

The UID marking process also applied to the Aerospace and Automotive industries as the reliance upon accountability and traceability for tamper-proof parts because increasingly more. 

UID engraved onto lead plate laser engraved

Using a laser to mark a UID on your part is an easy and quick way of creating a permanent mark that will withstand the toughest conditions. With our dedicated software, you will be able to achieve a UID that will conform to DEF STAN 05-13 simply by plugging your computer with the software into your laser. Our software is user friendly and easy to use so that all levels within your business will be able to operate and mark the necessary parts with traceability from the various data allowing the end-user to track and identify what and where the item is. 

Our Needham Laser Tech N-Lase Series is suitable if you are an outsourcer of marking UIDs or the manufacturer yourself, with our standard range we can mark multiple parts on a jig inside the "closed" unit. If you want to add the marking procedure to your manufacturing line then get in touch about our N-Lase Integration. Our laser systems offer the highest quality, permanent, legible marks available and with a mean time before failure of 100,000 hours and a 3-year warranty, there is virtually no maintenance for our laser systems.