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Public Review of AIM Global Guideline


WARRENDALE, PA—AIM Global announced that the second Public Review Draft of the AIM Global Direct Part Marking (DPM) Quality Guideline, developed by a joint ad hoc committee of members of ANSI MH10 SBC 8 and AIM Global's Technical Symbology Committee (TSC), is now available for a 60-day public review. DPM is a technology where an item is altered physically by methods such as dot peening, laser etching, molding, and embossing to produce two different surface conditions. As a result, there is often very little or no contrast between the "marked" elements of a symbol and the background (substrate). Contrast can be achieved by using specific types of lighting and signal processing techniques.

The public review process ends June 7, 2006. Interested reviewers can download the document, free of charge, here or visit aimglobal.org. Reviewers should send comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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