Since the Food and Drug Association (FDA) adopted a new rule for the identification of medical products, and made the marking of all devices with a unique device identifier (UDI) mandatory, the majority of medical device products and parts require marking. Laser marking is one of the preferred marking technologies that comes with many benefits for manufacturers worldwide.
A closed-loop marking solution
Laser marking delivers high-quality and high precision marks on a variety of materials. Many suppliers offer different solutions, however, only a few provide real turnkey and closed-loop solutions that offer additional value. FOBA is one of these companies. The closed-loop medical device marking solution not only helps manufacturers comply with regulations; it is also used for marking and reading 2D codes with just one laser and its built-in vision system.
Laser marking solves medical device marking challenges
Medical devices have to carry a clearly machine-readable code (unique device identifier) for distinctive and fast global identification. Laser marking machines apply these permanent codes that help improve consumer and patient safety, and ensure safe and uncompromising traceability over the complete life cycle of the product. One major requirement for unique device identifier marks is that they are properly marked. This check can be made, for example, with FOBA’s Optical Character Verification feature (OCV) right after marking…
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Industry Solutions: Medical Technology