Stainless Steel Data Plates

Cornerstone's PERMAMARK process is the most permanent method to mark metal. It is superior to screen printing, etching, and anodizing. Permamark patented laser bonding process has been listed as an approved Direct Part Marking (DPM) process for use in military, aerospace, and automotive applications. Permamark's patented process offers a unique solution for bringing your identification into compliance for permanent identification on highly demanding applications.

Chemical Resistant
Salt Spray Resistant
Abrasion Resistant
Heat Resistant
UV Light (Sunlight) No effect
Lasts longer than any other marking known to man.

In short terms, you have to destroy the stainless steel to destroy the marking.

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Permamark Process Approvals
Permamark patented laser bonding process has been listed as an approved Direct Part Marking (DPM) process for use in military, aerospace, and automotive applications. If any of the below standards apply to your business, Permamark's patented process offers a unique solution for bringing your identification into compliance. They also demonstrate the proven nature for permanent identification on highly demanding applications.

united states department of defenseMIL-STD-130M (Military) - This standard provides the item marking criteria for development of specific marking requirements and methods for identification of items of military property produced, stocked, stored, and issued by or for the US Department of Defense. It has been mandated that the majority of the items are registered with a Unique Identification (UID) number. The standard defines data format for both free text and machine-readable information (MRI) in the form of 2D matrixes.

NASANASA-STD-6002A (Aerospace) - This standard establishes uniform requirements for applying Data Matrix identification symbols to parts used on NASA programs/projects using Direct Part Marking (DPM) methods and techniques.

NASANASA-HDBK-6003A – This handbook was developed to provide NASA and its contractors with instructions to safely apply Data Matrix identification symbols to aerospace parts using these new DPM methods and techniques.

aaig automotive industry action groupAAIG B-17: 2-D Direct Parts Marketing Guideline (Automotive) - The Automotive Industry Action Group’s purpose is to provide an open forum where members cooperate in developing and promoting solutions that enhance the prosperity of the automotive industry. AIAG's focus is to continuously improve business processes and practices involving trading partners throughout the supply chain. The B-17 2D standard provides information for the marking & reading of Data Matrix &/or QR Code symbols marked directly on parts using laser, dot peen & inkjet technologies.

rolls royceRolls Royce JES 131 (Aerospace/Automotive) - This engineering specification defines and controls identification marking methods and requirements for item identification. It also prevents the use of unsuitable markings, whilst allowing the maximum choice of marking methods and set up parameters. The specification also covers identification marking using machine-readable 1D and 2D code symbols.

medical identification logoMarking on Medical Devices - A common question we receive is, “Do your products have FDA approval?” Unfortunately, we cannot give a definitive yes/no answer to this question as it depends of the individual circumstances of how the product is going to be used and what materials and process are involved in its manufacture. Firstly, the FDA do not generically approve a process such as laser bonding; what we do know is that we have multiple customers that have used the Permamark laser bonding process and have had their instruments with our marks successfully approved by the FDA. Feel free to contact us for an application note that discusses medical applications and common durability tests that our markings have survived.
Up to 100 plates, allow 5 working days.

Longer runs require longer production times.