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Microstamping

Last updated: September 11, 2017

What Does Microstamping Mean?

Microstamping is a form of technology that uses precision lasers to imprint or etch tiny (microscopic) unique identifiers on a material for tracking or recording purposes.

Microstamping is often preferred to other forms of material identification due to its corrosion resistant properties. The presence of the etching on a microscopic level makes its response to corrosion causing elements virtually nil.

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Corrosionpedia Explains Microstamping

Microstamping is sometimes used in law enforcement and jewelry applications to track gun and jewelry ownership in attempts to thwart gun-related crimes and jewelry theft. Microstamping is used in manufacturing so that specific parts can be traced to their time and location of origin.

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