Harsh conditions in the steel and metal industry require robust and reliable marking systems that meet the special demands unique to that environment. High temperatures, oily or dusty surfaces, and changing material compositions are just a few of the challenges that can impact the reliability of your metal marking equipment.
Recognized for having the most reliable printing technology and high-temp inks for the metal industry, Matthews provides turn-key and custom-engineered solutions for any kind of mark on any type of metal – from steel pipe to sheet metal to 2D codes, barcodes, large or small character marks, and everything in between. Our deep industry experience and in-house engineering know-how means we can offer the broadest range of quality, scalable solutions for low- and high-volume producers.
Substrates and applications include:
- Sheet metal
- Automotive parts
- Aerospace parts
- Metal pipe
- 2D codes
- Product identification
- Lot, batch, and ID coding
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) marking solutions for the metal industry
Do you need a complete, reliable metal marking system to integrate into your metal process machines? No problem! Our systems can be integrated into virtually any production plant. We develop customized solutions for you and your customers, ensuring you meet all customer-specific requirements. Likewise, we have turn-key solutions for many applications.
Specialty ink for metal marking
Our in-house ink engineering team are experts in developing specific inks for metal marking. MEK and acetone-based inks are very adhesive and fast-drying. They can penetrate lubricants, coatings and mill scale. Their high temperature resistance (up to 200°C / 392°F or more) makes them ideal for surfaces that are finished by heating. For optimal legibility, we also offer extra high-contrast inks, such as white pigmented ink for marking on dark metals.